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About GIIA

From its London Headquarters, GIIA’s Executive Team plans and delivers a programme of global advocacy and stakeholder engagement. A Management Board of 13 sets strategy and policy for the organisation and supports the Executive team in delivering a range of activities. A new Board comprising leading investors in the sector was appointed in July 2017 to take the organisation forward following on from the Initial Management Board that completed a successful two year period.

Leadership team

  • Christopher Frost
    Chairman

    Christopher was appointed Chair of GIIA in July 2017. He is responsible for MIRA’s global Investor Solutions Group, dedicated to new business initiatives, product development, fund formation, capital raising and client relations across the Americas, EMEA and Australasia or Asia Pacific. Throughout his 20 year career at Macquarie, Christopher has led a wide range of initiatives across the globe working with MIRA funds, investor clients, equity partners and portfolio companies. He helped pioneer Infrastructure as an asset class by leading development of MIRA’s first specialist airport investment funds more than 15 years ago. His experience extends across the investment lifecycle, from identifying new opportunities for investor clients and equity partners to developing the teams and strategies to deliver those opportunities.  

  • Andy Rose
    Chief Executive Officer

    Andy Rose is the inaugural Chief Executive of GIIA, having been appointed in April 2016.  Prior to joining GIIA, he held a number of senior positions in both the public and private sectors in the UK. He previously ran the Homes & Communities Agency, the country’s housing and regeneration Agency, and has also been Chief Executive of Infrastructure UK in HM Treasury.  Andy spent 17 years at Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, where he was Managing Director, Investment Banking with responsibility for the European infrastructure business. He was also a Partner of AgFe, a leading debt advisory firm, based in London.

  • Jon Phillips
    Corporate Affairs Director

    Jon joined GIIA as Director, Corporate Affairs in September 2016 with a brief to develop and implement its first communications strategy and to extend its membership base. Between 2005-2016, he was Communications Director for the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, a UK government agency established to run the £3 billion a year nuclear clean-up programme. Prior to that, Jon spent 12 years at airport operator BAA Heathrow which included leading on communications for the £4.2 billion T5 project during its planning and construction phases.

  • Claire Hobson
    Head of Policy & Public Affairs

    Claire joined GIIA as its first Head of Policy and Public Affairs in January 2017. She has over 20 years of international and domestic policy and regulatory experience in business-facing roles including in London at the Business Department and in Paris for UK Trade & Investment. Claire has delivered global trade & investment campaigns and supported EU regulation and international policy negotiations in addition to being instrumental in developing corporate culture policy including the Women on Boards initiative.

Management board

  • Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA)
    John McCarthy
    Global Head of Infrastructure
  • Allianz Capital Partners GmbH
    Christian Fingerle
    Chief Investment Officer
  • APG Asset Management N.V.
    Ron Boots
    Head of Infrastructure Europe
  • Broookfield Infrastructure Group LP
    Michael Botha
    Senior Vice President
  • Credit Suisse
    Matthew Farnum-Schneider
    Managing Director & Senior Adviser to the CEO
  • GIIA
    Andy Rose
    Chief Executive Officer
  • Global Infrastructure Partners
    Adebayo Ogunlesi
    Chairman, Managing Partner
  • Goldman Sachs Infrastructure Partners
    Phillipe Camu
    Global Head & Chief Investment Officer, Infrastructure Investment Group
  • IFC Asset Management Company, LLC
    Viktor Kats
    Co-Head, Global Infrastructure Fund
  • IFM Investors
    Christian Seymour
    Head of Infrastructure - Europe
  • Macquarie Infrastructure & Real Assets
    Christopher Frost
    Chief Commercial Officer
  • Morgan Stanley Infrastructure
    Chris Koski
    Global Head of Investment Strategy
  • Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTPP)
    Andrew Claerhout
    Head of Infrastructure & Natural Resources