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GLIL is led by an experienced team of professionals. The Executive Committee comprises investment professionals from the Founding Members, who collectively have a track record of successfully managing investments and asset management businesses in both the private and public sectors over many years.
Rodney is the Director of the West Yorkshire Pension Fund and is responsible for its administration including the internal management of its £13 billion investment portfolio. He qualified as a chartered accountant in 1977 with Price Waterhouse. In 1982, he was appointed Senior Technical Assistant to the County Treasurer at Merseyside County Council until his appointment as Chief Investment Officer of the Merseyside Pension Fund in 1987. He was Head of Investments for the East Riding Pension Fund from 1995 until 2009 when he took up his current appointment. Rodney is a director of Montanaro European Smaller Companies plc, The York Diocesan Board of Finance Limited, and he sits on the Executive Board of the Local Authority Pension Fund Forum.
Paddy is Assistant Executive Director at Greater Manchester Pension Fund with responsibility for Property, Local Investments and GLIL, which he co-founded and where he sits on the EC and GLIL IC. Paddy is well known for his innovative approach to investing. He has been a pioneer in leading LGPS investing in housing and property development in the North West of England with the twin aims of achieving commercial returns for his funds whilst having a positive impact on the local economy. Paddy has significant experience of investment in a wide range of assets including listed securities, infrastructure, private equity and property and has previously worked at Merseyside Pension Fund. Paddy is a member of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy and a graduate of Durham University.
Chris is the Chief Executive for both Local Pensions Partnership Group (LPP) and Local Pensions Partnership Investments Ltd (LPPI), LPP’s Investment business. Chris had previously held the role of Chief Investment Officer for one of LPP’s clients, the London Pensions Fund Authority, since October 2014. Chris has a wealth of investment experience. He has held a number of senior positions including Head of Alternatives at SEB Investment Management, as well as founding and co-managing the multi-strategy team whilst a Principal at Old Mutual Asset Managers. Earlier in his career, Chris was trained as a risk manager at GNI Fund Management, before taking on investment management responsibility for hedge fund portfolios. Chris graduated from Manchester University and is a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst.
Peter is Director of Pensions for Merseyside Pension Fund and is responsible for managing all aspects of the fund. Peter has extensive experience in the financial services industry. Prior to joining Merseyside, he worked as an investment manager at Close Wealth Management, managing a global balanced portfolio. His career commenced in private banking, with Coutts, where he undertook a variety of portfolio management and support roles at the Bank. Peter holds an MBA from Sheffield Hallam University, is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment and an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers.
Ted joined GLIL in November 2018 and is the Chief Operating Officer. He is a non-voting member of the Executive Committee. Ted is responsible for non-investment matters at GLIL. Ted’s career spans 30 years in investment banking and asset management and he has a track record of building and developing a number of successful businesses through the creation of superior client propositions. He graduated from Oxford University in 1987 after studying Chemistry. The first half of his career was in debt capital markets where he held a number of increasingly senior roles in the foreign exchange and interest rate markets. Ted worked for Orion Royal Bank, Midland Montagu, Citibank and Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein (“DrKW”). His last role was as Managing Director and Head of Global Sales and Marketing Strategy for investment banking at DrKW. Ted left investment banking in 2005 and embarked on a new career in asset management. He spent eight years broadening the product range and distribution capabilities for Aspect Capital, a London based CTA. More recently, Ted has been running a third party marketing business as well as acting as a consultant and NED for a number of companies.
Dr. Patricia Rodrigues is an investor and senior advisor in real assets and sustainability working with various infrastructure funds and UHNWIs. She joined GLIL in 2021 as an independent member of its investment committee, which is responsible for approving GLIL’s investments and potential sales.
Patricia has over 17 years of investment management experience having been responsible for infrastructure and energy transactions on behalf of institutional investors. She has recently held director and non-executive director positions at PSP Infrastructure, the European Senior Infrastructure Debt Fund, and Aquila European Renewables Income Fund, where she used her investment and ESG insight to provide guidance ensuring that all investment activity delivered appropriate risk-adjusted returns for shareholders. Earlier in her career, Patricia was involved in creating the UK Green Investments unit within the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), now the Green Investment Group.
Patricia began her career in finance with Morgan Stanley within its M&A team and at Macquarie Group in Infrastructure based in London. She holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Cambridge University and Environmental Engineering M.Eng.-equivalent from Porto University.
Simon joined LPP in December 2016 after 21 years in investment banking. He is part of the team responsible for the origination, execution and management of LPP’s infrastructure investments including GLIL Infrastructure Ltd. Simon spent 15 years working for Bank of America Merrill Lynch in a variety of roles across the debt and equity capital markets. These included advisory work, predominantly with UK corporate clients. Prior to that Simon spent six years at JPMorgan. Simon’s experience includes financing and advisory work for infrastructure companies, particularly utilities, transport and service companies, having worked with some of the largest listed and unlisted entities in the UK. In addition to private companies, Simon has spent considerable time working with and advising parts of UK Government, such as the Department for Transport and Network Rail. Simon graduated from Oxford University.
Simon is the Alternatives Investment Manager at the West Yorkshire Pension Fund where he has doubled the size of the Alternatives portfolio over the last ten years. Assets under management are now £2.8bn. This includes the Private Equity and Infrastructure portfolio for which he has achieved top-decile performance against 89 other Local Authority Pension Funds over 1,3,5 and 10 years. Simon has board experience in the social housing sector, in particular audit and risk, and is also a director of Riverside Group Pension Trustees Limited. Simon has a Mathematics degree from the University of York and a Masters degree in Investment Analysis from the University of Stirling. He has been a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter holder since 2004 and is an associate member of the UK Society of Investment Professionals (UKSIP).
Danny is the Head of Real Assets at the Greater Manchester Pension Fund (GMPF). He leads GMPF’s direct investment team and is a board director of Clyde Windfarm Limited, Rock Rail East Anglia Plc and Agility Trains East Limited. Prior to this role, Danny managed GMPF’s private equity portfolio, infrastructure portfolio and 'Special Opportunities Portfolio' and was involved in wider investment activities such as fund strategy. Danny earned a bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Manchester.
Adil is a member of the Investment Team at Merseyside Pension Fund and is responsible for Infrastructure and Local Investment Portfolios. Prior to Joining Merseyside Pension Fund he worked at a firm of Chartered Accountants providing accountancy, tax and business consultancy services across Northwest of England. Adil is an Associate Chartered Accountant and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
Jonathan joined LPP in December 2017 and is responsible for providing analytical support to the firm’s investment activities primarily in infrastructure and private equity. Prior to joining LPP, Jonathan was an analyst with Hillbrook Partners where he was advising on a number of transportation related merger and acquisition transactions. Prior to that, Jonathan was an analyst at Centrus Advisors, specialising in Debt Capital Markets in the infrastructure sector. Jonathan graduated from Imperial College with a first-class BSc Honours degree in Physics. He also holds an MSc in Finance from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).
David joined GMPF in March 2017 and is part of the team focused on direct infrastructure investment. David is a member of the GLIL Infrastructure LLP transaction team and his responsibilities include, deal origination, analysis and execution and the on-going management of the Funds’ assets. Prior to joining GMPF, David worked for The Co-operative Asset Management, and subsequently Royal London Asset Management, in a variety of investment roles. The majority of this 14-year period was spent as part of the team that managed the businesses investments in Infrastructure, Private Equity and other Alternative assets. David graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University with a BA in Business Economics.
Jonathan came to LPP from the London Pensions Fund Authority (LPFA). He joined LPFA in March 2013 where he focused on infrastructure, which he continues to do at LPPI. Jonathan sits on a variety of boards for LPPI and GLIL, including Semperian PPP Investment Partners, Guild Investments and Camulodunum Investments. Before joining LPFA, Jonathan worked for Cardano, a fiduciary manager, where he was a Private Markets Analyst. Prior to this he was an executive for the infrastructure team at the Hinduja Group, an Indian multinational conglomerate. He holds a BA from University College London and MSc from Oxford.
Katya joined LPP in January 2019 as a Portfolio Manager, Infrastructure, after spending 13 years creating, developing and leading infrastructure investment transactions across a number of infrastructure sectors, including transmission, new energy, water and wastewater and airports. Prior to joining LPP, Katya spent 10 years working for Balfour Beatty Investments, a highly successful international infrastructure development and investment company. In her role as a Transaction Director she was responsible for originating new opportunities, developing strategic relationships with key clients and co-investors, undertaking project commercial structuring, leading key negotiations and ultimately managing a successful financial close process. She also assisted operating teams with resolving material operational issues and supported asset disposals. Prior to Balfour Beatty Investments Katya spent three years in a boutique infrastructure advisory firm in the US. Katya holds an MBA from London Business School and a degree in Commerce (Finance and Management) with distinction from McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia. She speaks fluent English, Russian and Ukrainian.
Colin joined LPP in March 2019 to take up a newly created post of Head of Asset Management, Infrastructure. He brings 13 years of international experience providing consulting and advisory services for project investors, developers, lenders and state agencies across the full investment cycle. His role involves ensuring that the assets of GLIL meet targeted investment returns and project compliance as well as managing stakeholder relationships. Prior to joining LPP, Colin was an Investment Director with Amber Infrastructure with responsibility for a global portfolio of social infrastructure and renewable energy assets in addition to central functions such as investor reporting. Earlier in his career he worked for global engineering consultancies Arup and AECOM. Colin holds an MBA with distinction from Cass Business School and an engineering degree from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh.
Alan joined Merseyside Pension Fund in May 2019 as an Investment Analyst working across Infrastructure, Local Investments and Credit. Alan completed his bachelor’s degree in astrophysics at Edinburgh University before studying for his PhD in particle physics at the same institution. He is currently study for his Investment Management Certificate.
John has been the Accountant for Greater Manchester Pension Fund since joining GMPF in 2014. Responsibilities in this complex role included statutory reporting, investment accounting and audit management for the pension fund and other specialist vehicles. Since the formation of GLIL in 2015, John has been responsible for maintaining the financial records and statutory reporting for GLIL and its subsidiaries. In 2019, John joined the GLIL Investment Team. John’s career began in 2006 working as a Fund Accountant at BNY Mellon. Before joining GMPF, John was the accountant for a large multi-site college in Manchester with responsibility for treasury management and statutory reporting for the college and its subsidiaries. John holds a BA Honours degree from the University of Leeds, a Post Graduate Diploma in Finance from Leeds Metropolitan University and is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
Nick is an analyst in the investment team and is responsible for providing analytical support to the investment team. Prior to joining GLIL in April, Nick spent three years working at Operis where he gained experience providing financial modelling and financial advisory services for infrastructure transactions. Nick has also had experience working in a start-up, Breca, where he focused on strategy and business expansion. Nick graduated from the University of Bristol with first class honours in Astrophysics and has passed all three levels of the CFA programme.
Dilan joined LPPI on the investment graduate scheme in September 2019 and subsequently became an analyst in the LPPI and GLIL infrastructure investment teams, in July 2020, assisting origination and asset management. Dilan graduated in 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of York and passed Level 1 of the CFA program in April 2021. Whilst studying, Dilan completed three consecutive internships at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he focused on research and operational efficiency. He has also had investment management experience as Senior Analyst at the student-led Griff Investment Fund and as an intern at M&G Investments.
Lee joined LPPI in September 2021 and supports the team with the origination, execution and management of Infrastructure investments for both LPPI and GLIL. Prior to joining LPPI, Lee spent 4 years working in the Power, Utilities and Transportation team at RBC Capital Markets where he advised on a number of M&A transactions in the Infrastructure space. Lee started his career in the Deal Advisory team at PwC working across Financial Due Diligence, Corporate Finance and Valuations. Lee holds a PgC in Sustainability and Environmental Management from Staffordshire University and a bachelor's degree in Accounting and Finance from Aston University. Lee is also an ACA qualified accountant.
Beth is a Senior Analyst currently covering Responsible
Investment at Merseyside Pension Fund. Beth is now leading ESG policy
implementation and the development of ESG reporting practices at GLIL.
Previously Beth was an analyst for MPF’s UK Internal Equities Portfolio joining
at graduate level. Prior to joining Merseyside, Beth was the Financial Manager
for a UN SDG’s focused charitable organisation. Beth holds an MSc in Financial
Management from Liverpool John Moore’s University and a BA in Business Studies.
Julia joined LPPI in November 2021. She supports the team with the origination, execution and management of Infrastructure Investments for both LPPI and GLIL.
Prior to joining, Julia worked at Triple Point in the Energy team where she focused on the origination of renewable and energy efficiency projects. Prior to that she worked at John Laing in the investment performance team where she gained experience in the valuation and management of energy and infrastructure projects and at EY in the Valuation and Business Modelling team. Julia also has experience as an engineer working on electric vehicles and battery storage systems.
She graduated from the University of Birmingham with a BEng in Mechanical Engineering and gained her Masters in Engineering from the University Southampton. She is currently preparing for her level three CFA exam.