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

    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

  • John Kavanagh
    Head of Policy and Public Affairs

    John joined GIIA as Head of Policy and Public Affairs in March 2020. He has over 10 years’ experience across a range of public affairs and government engagement roles including at the British Business Bank, the UK government’s economic development bank for small business, ACCA the global body for finance and accountancy professionals and High Speed Two Limited, where he built an evidence base to support the delivery of one of Europe’s largest infrastructure projects.   At GIIA he leads the association’s advocacy programme across the UK, Europe and North America, making the case for private investment in infrastructure projects on behalf of investors with $1tn in assets under management around the world.

  • Tim Horan
    Head of Communications

    Tim joined GIIA as Communications Manager in April 2018, having previously lead on communications for BritishAmerican Business, working with multinational organisations to promote the transatlantic economic relationship. Prior to this Tim was a member of the External Affairs team at the Food and Drink Federation, representing the UK's largest manufacturing sector. Originally from Sydney, Australia, Tim has largely worked with with industry bodies and membership associations to help raise their profile and drive stakeholder engagement.

  • Estela Bibiloni Diaz
    Policy & Public Affairs Manager - European Union

    Estela joined GIIA in April 2021, having previously worked in the Financial Services industry at Gerson Lehrman Group, the world’s leading expert network. Prior to this, she worked at the United Nations headquarters in New York, where she was an adviser to the Mission of Spain to the UN on economic and social affair policies.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • GIIA
    Lawrence Slade
    Chief Executive Officer

  • Global Infrastructure Partners
    Adebayo Ogunlesi
    Chairman, Managing Partner

  • Goldman Sachs Infrastructure Partners
    Scott Lebovitz
    Managing Director

  • IFC Asset Management

  • 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

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

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