GIP Announces the GIP Australia Appointments of Rob Stewart as Managing Partner and Russell Smith as Partner - Global Infrastructure Partners
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GIP Announces the GIP Australia Appointments of Rob Stewart as Managing Partner and Russell Smith as Partner

SYDNEY,  AUSTRALIA  –  20  April,  2015 –  Rob  Stewart,  who  recently  stepped  down  as  CEO  of  Credit  Suisse Australia, will join GIP as a Partner and Managing Partner of GIP Australia. Mr. Stewart, who spent  25  years  as  an  investment  banker  at  Credit  Suisse  will  join  GIP  Australia  in  June,  2015.  Additionally, Russell Smith, an experienced transport infrastructure executive, has joined GIP Australia as a Partner from the Port of Brisbane where he served as CEO for four years. Mr. Stewart and Mr. Smith will work with Ari Droga, who has led GIP’s activities in Australia since 2008.

The  appointments  of  Rob  Stewart  and  Russell  Smith  are  part  of  a  buildup  of  GIP’s  resources  and  operations in Australia which is a key target region for GIP. Commenting on these GIP Australia announcements, GIP Managing Partner, Adebayo Ogunlesi, said, “Many of us at GIP have worked with both Rob who has had a long and distinguished investment banking career and Russell who has spent his career in the port and rail sectors and most recently was CEO of our former portfolio company, the Port of  Brisbane.    Together  with  Rob  and  Russell,  we  look  forward  to  further  building  our  activities  in  Australia where we see an exciting opportunity to further advance GIP’s mission of investing in high quality infrastructure assets in our core sectors in the energy, transport and water/waste industries.

About Global Infrastructure Partners

Global  Infrastructure  Partners  (“GIP”)  is  an  independent  infrastructure  fund  that  invests  in  infrastructure assets and businesses in both OECD and select emerging market countries. GIP targets investments  in  single  assets  and  portfolios  of  assets  and  companies  in  power  and  utilities,  natural  resources infrastructure, air transport infrastructure, seaports, freight railroad, water distribution and treatment and waste management. GIP has offices in New York and London, with an affiliate  in  Sydney  and portfolio company operations headquarters in Stamford, Connecticut. For more information, visit­‐

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