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Christopher Heathcote

Chief Executive Officer
G20 Global Infrastructure Hub

Chris is one of the few Infrastructure professionals to have worked as Principal, Advisor and Debt Provider to the infrastructure sector. Starting in the mid 1990's Chris was a founder partner in one of the early Infrastructure equity funds, Hyder Infrastructure Investors. Amongst many deals financed were the Melbourne City Link and the Asian Infrastructure Fund, as well as a number of UK PFI deals. As an advisor in the late 1990's Chris structured the N3 toll road project in South Africa, working to create financial instruments to promote local empowerment and involvement in the project equity. During this period he also worked on urban regeneration projects in the UK and the Cross Israel Highway. After a period working in the Capital Markets with Ambac Chris moved to Partnerships UK, a PPP project set up by the UK Treasury working to advise the Public Sector in procuring Infrastructure programmes. He worked on the Wembley National Stadium and London Underground projects helping the Public Sector to get best value from their Private Sector counterparts. In 2001 he worked with the Brazilian Government advising on the process of preparing and executing a PPP programme. Whilst at Partnerships UK he also spent some time working in the Treasury where he was one of the authors of the Government White Paper "Meeting the Investment Challenge". Chris returned to the Private Sector in 2006 and has worked for WestLB AG, Lloyds Banking Group and most recently Macquarie. He has provided finance to projects in the U.S., Europe, Turkey, China, Abidjan and Australia.

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