First Sentier has announced a number of leadership appointments across its direct infrastructure team to ensure strong regional leadership in response to the evolving needs of its clients.
John Ma has been appointed partner and head of North American infrastructure, while London-based Marcus Ayre has been appointed head of Europe. Sydney-based Danny Latham and Chris McArthur retain their existing responsibilities as co-heads of Australia and New Zealand.
“The leadership changes signify an important evolution of our direct infrastructure business,” said Niall Mills, head of global infrastructure investments.
“The appointments are a reflection of our team’s strength and breadth, as well as a testament to the important contribution they continue to make in delivering a best-in-class investment practice for the benefit of our global client base.”
Other appointments include Gavin Kerr as head of transactions for Australia and New Zealand and Daniel Timms as head of asset management for Australia and New Zealand. Nick Grant, Gregor Kurth, Hamish Lea-Wilson have also been named partners and will join the global infrastructure senior management team.
“Our direct infrastructure business is a core part of our global investment proposition,” said Perry Clausen, global chief investment officer.
“Under Niall’s leadership, the team continues to raise and deploy capital successfully in investments that align with our values of responsible investment for the long-term benefit of our clients.”
The direct infrastructure business has made a number of notable acquisitions over the last three months, including a portfolio of six wind farms in Australia from John Laing plc.