Board

Andrew Pickering
Position: Chairman

ICG Start Date: 2006

Skills and Experience: Andrew has over 24 years’ experience in the energy industry in Australia and Asia, commencing his professional life as a lawyer before joining Edison Mission Energy in 1999. After three years with China Light & Power, based in Hong Kong, he returned to Australia in 2004 to head Yallourn Energy and subsequently, Managing Director of TRUenergy. Andrew acted on many of Australia’s major energy privatisation projects and has an extensive knowledge of the gas and electricity industries throughout Australia. From 1 October 2014, Andrew became Chairman of the ICG Board.

Qualifications:

  • + Bachelor of Arts (Hons), Victoria University of Wellington
  • + Bachelor of Laws (Hons), Queensland University

Current Directorships:

  • + Director, Kwinana Power Station
  • + Director, Mumbida Wind Farm
  • + Director, Neerabup Power Station
  • + Director, Esperance Energy Project
  • + Director, Gas Pipelines Victoria
  • + Director, Hallett Hill 2 Wind Farm
  • + Director, Wattle Point Wind Farm
  • + Non-Executive Director and Chair (Investment Committee), Equipsuper

Tom Laidlaw
Position: Managing Director

ICG Start Date: 2012

Skills and Experience: Tom has many years of experience in the purchasing and selling of infrastructure assets in multiple jurisdictions. He has experience in transportation assets (airports, ports, roads and rail) as well as regulated utilities. This experience has been gained in Australia, North America and Europe. Tom has also advised numerous clients on their financial structure and raised over $20 billion of new debt. From 1 October 2014, Tom became the Managing Director of ICG.

Qualifications:

  • + Bachelor of Laws, Flinders University
  • + Bachelor of Commerce, Flinders University
  • + Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment, Corporate Finance, Securities Institute (Australia)
  • + Certificate in Corporate Finance, Securities Institute (UK)

Current Directorships:

  • + Director, Flinders Ports
  • + Director, ANZ Stadium

Mike Fitzpatrick
Director and Major Shareholder

ICG Start Date: 2009

Skills and Experience: Mike has 36 years’ experience in the financial services sector in Australia and the US. In 1994 he founded Hastings Funds Management Limited, the pioneering infrastructure asset management company in Australia, where he was Managing Director until he sold his interest in 2005. Mike is former chairman of Victorian Funds Management Corporation and the Australian Sports Commission, a former director of Rio Tinto Limited, Rio Tinto plc, Pacific Hydro Limited, Australia Infrastructure Fund Limited, Federal Airports Corporation, Perth Airport, Yallourn Energy, Vodafone Australia, Statewide Roads and the Carlton Football Club. He was also a former member of the Melbourne Park Tennis Centre Trust.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (Hons), WA University; Bachelor of Arts (Hons), Oxford University.

Current Directorships:

  • Chair of Pacific Current Group Limited
  • Australian Football League Commission
  • Director of Carnegie Limited
  • Director of LatAm Autos Limited.

John Clarke
Position: Founding Director

ICG Start Date: 2000

Skills and Experience: John formed ICG as a joint venture with ANZ in November 2000. The company was then called ANZIS. In August 2009, John and Mike Fitzpatrick acquired ANZ’s shareholding. Prior to that, John was Managing Director of Morrison & Co (Australia) Pty Limited when it managed Infratil Australia Limited. John has a strong track record of successfully acquiring and managing infrastructure investments. Infratil Australia’s assets included Port of Portland, Perth International Airport, Southern Hydro and Northern Territory Airports. Prior to this, John was CFO of BellSouth New Zealand and also played a pivotal role in the deregulation of the New Zealand electricity market and at Power New Zealand was responsible for the IPO of the company and mergers and acquisitions. On 1 October 2014, John stepped down as ICG’s Managing Director. John remains on the Board as an executive director and as a part-time executive on a three-year contract involved in capital raising and special projects.

Qualifications:

  • + Bachelor of Commerce, Auckland University

Directorships:

  • + Chairman, ANZ Stadium
  • + Director, Port Hedland International Airport
  • + Director, Mumbida Wind Farm
  • + Director, Kwinana Power Station
  • + Director, Neerabup Power Station

Craig Whalen
Position: Executive Director

ICG Start Date: 2008

Responsibilities: Main responsibilities include deal origination and execution, portfolio management and arranging any debt required for existing and new projects (including refinancings) Skills and Experience: Craig has over 21 years’ experience in infrastructure across a variety of sectors, including ports, rail, roads, airports, Public Private Partnerships and energy. Over his career, he has undertaken numerous financial advisory and debt arranger roles. He played a leading role in the acquisition of DIT’s and EIT’s interests in Flinders Ports and Hallet 4.  He led the successful US Private Placement for Hallett Hill 2 Wind Farm in 2015 as well as the refinancing of Wattle Point in late 2014. Craig maintains deep relationships within the project finance market in Australia, having previously held roles at ANZ, Macquarie Bank, Bankers Trust and Mallesons.

Qualifications:

  • + Bachelor of Commerce, University of Queensland
  • + Bachelor of Laws, University of Queensland
  • + Admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland

Directorships:

  • + Director, Flinders Ports
  • + Director, Esperance Energy Project
  • + Director, Hallett Hill 2 Wind Farm
  • + Director, Hallett 4 Wind Farm
  • + Director, Wattle Point Wind Farm

Jeff Harding
Position: Non-Executive Director

ICG Start Date: December 2014

Skills and Experience: Jeff is recognised as one of Australia’s leading alternative energy practitioners and has been active in expanding the renewables market in Australia, South America and Europe since the mid 90s. As CEO of Pacific Hydro Ltd, he managed company development in Asia and Latin America. During this period operating assets grew 100 fold. Jeff was Vice President of the Australian Business Council for Sustainable Development and has served on Boards in Europe, Asia and South America. He was the Halsey Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Virginia in 2014 and is a curriculum adviser at the University of Melbourne.

Qualifications:

  • + Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Hons), University of Melbourne
  • + Bachelor of Arts (Economics), University of Melbourne
  • + Master of Science in Industrial Engineering, Purdue University

Directorships:

  • + Non-Executive Director, Carnegie Wave Energy

Sandi Orleow
Position: Non-Executive Director

ICG Start Date: July 2015

Skills and Experience: Sandi has worked globally and locally in financial services for over two decades, with a focus on superannuation, funds management and investment research. Having started her career at Arthur Andersen as a Chartered Accountant, she became the Head of Consulting at Brockhouse Cooper in South Africa and then the Head of Private Markets in Australia for Towers Watson.  Sandi was a Senior Portfolio Adviser at Perpetual Limited and established her own consulting business, Orleow Consulting in 2010. Sandi is a signatory of the Banking and Finance Oath.

Qualifications:

  • + Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • + Chartered Financial Analyst
  • + Chartered Accountant

Directorships:

  • + Director, National Board & NSW Chair, Women in Super