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About GIIA

GIIA is the membership body for the world's leading infrastructure investors and the advisors to the sector. Our aims are:

1) Make the case for private investment in infrastructure across the world through evidence-based advocacy;
2) Promote improved understanding and dialogue between governments and the private sector to create the right environment for private investment;
3) Foster a community of infrastructure professionals to collectively shape the future of the sector.

On behalf of members, our three key areas of focus are: Advocacy, Market Insights and Member Engagement.

For more information about our work please contact info@giia.net

Leadership team

  • Christopher Frost
    Chairman

    Christopher was appointed Chair of GIIA in July 2017. He is the Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors of Macquarie Infrastructure Corporation and prior to that was 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 and the development of MIRA’s Real Asset platform working with investors globally. 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.  

  • Lawrence Slade
    Chief Executive Officer

    Lawrence Slade joined GIIA as CEO in January 2020, having most recently been Chief Executive of Energy UK since 2015. He has been involved in the energy industry since the late 1990’s working in countries all over the world. Lawrence is a member of the UK Government’s Committee on Fuel Poverty, an Advisory Board member of Connected Kerb, a Board Trustee and Audit Committee member of the Money Advice Trust (who run the National Debtline and Business Debtline), and  is also a Fellow of the Energy Institute.

  • Jon Phillips
    Deputy CEO & Director of Corporate Affairs

    Jon joined GIIA as Director, Corporate Affairs in September 2016 with a brief to develop and implement its 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.

London Office

  • Sophie Turner
    Office Manager & PA to CEO

    Sophie joined GIIA as the PA to CEO and Office Manager in December 2020. Prior to this, Sophie has built a long-term career working with some of the leading retailers across the globe. Having worked in London and Sydney, Sophie brings with her a wealth of experience across Operations, Account Management, Recruitment and Training.

  • Elisse Funnell
    Marketing and Events Executive

    Elisse joined GIIA in December 2021 as the Marketing and Events Executive. With over 10 years of experience spanning London and Sydney, Elisse has gained a vast experience in managing communications and marketing engagement operations and largescale corporate events across a wide spectrum of industries.

  • Chloe Gibbs
    Policy & Public Affairs Manager

    Chloe joined GIIA as a Policy and Public Affairs Manager (UK) in March 2022, having developed an in-depth understanding and knowledge of the British political system, by working for Conservative MPs as a Senior Parliamentary Assistant. Prior to this, Chloe graduated from the London School of Economics (LSE) with a First-Class BSc Government and History degree.

  • Harvey Chandler
    Policy & Public Affairs Manager

    Harvey joined GIIA in April 2022 as Policy & Public Affairs Manager, focusing on EU and international infrastructure markets. He previously worked with Headland Consultancy to support clients in the energy, financial and professional services sectors. Harvey is also a longstanding member of the Royal Institute of International Affairs and was recently awarded a distinction from QMUL for his masters in International Relations with a focus on analysing donor state channels for disbursing Official Development Assistance (ODA).

  • Vlad Benn
    Policy & Research Executive

    Vlad joined GIIA in March 2021 as a Policy & Research Executive having previously worked for Spencer Rose a technology recruitment consultancy operating within the finance sector. Prior, Vlad studied Politics & International Relations at Oxford Brookes University which culminated in a dissertation looking at the impact that the Warsaw Pact had on the Soviet Union and its eventual demise.

Management board

  • Abu Dhabi Investment Authority
    Karim Mourad
    Global Head of Infrastructure

  • Allianz Capital Partners GmbH
    Jaroslava Korpanec
    Managing Director & Head of Direct Infrastructure

  • British Columbia Investment Management Corporation
    Lincoln Webb
    Executive Vice President, Global Head of Infrastructure & Renewable Resource Investments

  • Brookfield Infrastructure Group LP
    Rene Lubianski
    Managing Director, Strategic Initiatives

  • CalPERS
    Juan Gaviria
    Portfolio Manager, Infrastructure & Real Assets

  • CDPQ
    Emmanuel Jaclot
    Executive Vice-President and Head of Infrastructure

  • Digital Bridge
    Kevin Smithen
    Chief Commercial and Strategy Officer

  • GIIA
    Lawrence Slade
    Chief Executive Officer

  • Global Infrastructure Partners
    Adebayo Ogunlesi
    Chairman, Managing Partner

  • Goldman Sachs Infrastructure Partners
    Scott Lebovitz
    Managing Director

  • I Squared Capital
    Gautam Bhandari
    Managing Partner

  • IFC Asset Management
    Inderbir Singh Dhingra

  • IFM Investors
    Christian Seymour
    Head of Infrastructure - Europe

  • KKR
    Tara Davies
    Member and Head of European Infrastructure

  • Macquarie Infrastructure & Real Assets
    Christopher Frost
    Chief Commercial Officer

  • Morgan Stanley Infrastructure
    Chris Koski
    Global Head of Investment Strategy

  • Omers
    Annesley Wallace
    Executive Vice President and Global Head of Infrastructure

  • Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan
    Dale Burgess
    Senior Managing Director, Infrastructure & Natural Resources

  • Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners
    Michael Dorrell
    Chairman, CEO & Co-Founder