Andrew joined Hastings as Chief Executive in October 2011. As an experienced Chief Executive in both domestic and international markets, Andrew has a strong track record in leading complex businesses across diverse industries, locations and stages of development. He is responsible for the strategic direction and growth of Hastings and is a Director of the Hastings Management Pty Ltd Board. Andrew is also an advisory board member of Infrastructure Partnership Australia.
Prior to joining Hastings, Andrew was Chief Executive of investment company Eircom Holdings Ltd where he managed the Irish telecommunications and Israeli directories businesses. Andrew’s previous roles included Chief Executive and Chairman of Truvo, a European-based private equity owned company with a complex portfolio of companies. Prior to that Andrew was the Chief Executive of Sensis, Australia’s largest advertising and search business. Andrew has also held various senior roles at Telstra Corporation including Managing Director, Commercial and Consumer Sales. Andrew has Bachelor degrees in Engineering and Science with dual Honours and a Masters of Engineering Science from the University of Adelaide.
Tim joined Hastings in 2012. Based in London, Tim is the Head of the Global Infrastructure Debt business, including investment origination, execution and portfolio management and is a member of the Debt Investment Committee. Tim has nearly two decades of extensive debt investment and lending experience both from his current role and having previously worked in senior banking roles for Westpac in Sydney and London. Tim holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Master of Business from the University of Otago and a Master of Business Administration from the London Business School.
Nick joined Hastings in 2012 and has more than 15 years of relevant industry experience. Nick is based in New York and is the Head of North America. He is also responsible for the North American Infrastructure Debt business, including investment origination, execution and portfolio management and is a member of the Debt Investment Committee. Prior to joining Hastings, Nick spent more than six years at Westpac in the Energy Resources team and in the Project and Infrastructure Finance teams. Prior to Westpac Nick held a number of roles in the international energy exploration industry based out of Houston, USA and working across Asia, the Middle East and Latin and North America. Nick holds a Bachelor of Surveying degree from the University of Tasmania, and a Masters of Business Administration from the Macquarie Graduate School of Management.
Grant joined Hastings in 2012 and has more than two decades of relevant industry experience. Grant is responsible for leading Hastings’ operations in Asia, with a specific focus on business development, institutional relationship building and fundraising activities in the Asian market. He also has oversight of Hastings’ growing network of overseas offices in Asia, as well as key institutional relationships across the region. In this role, Grant has also been instrumental in forging Hastings’ investment partnership with the China Merchants Group, leading to the successful joint acquisition of the Port of Newcastle. Prior to joining Hastings, Grant was Australia’s Consul-General in Guangzhou, China. As Consul-General, Grant led a 120-strong team responsible for all aspects of Australia’s relationship with south China including trade development, investment attraction, and political relations. This included building effective relationships with senior Chinese Party leaders, government officials and leading Chinese State-owned enterprises and private-sector companies to promote Australian Government policies and commercial interests. In addition to his time in Guangzhou, Grant has significant additional Asia-related experience having worked overseas in Jakarta, Shanghai, Beijing and Hong Kong. Grant has a Master of International Affairs from the Australian National University, and a Bachelor of Asian Studies with majors in Mandarin Chinese and Asian History, also from the Australian National University.
Andrew joined Hastings in 2006 and has 13 years’ industry experience. Andrew is an Executive Director and leads the Australian Equity New Investments team. Andrew is an infrastructure transaction specialist, having actively been involved with the acquisition of interests in TransGrid, Port of Newcastle, Sydney Desalination Plant, Phoenix Natural Gas, Queensland Airports Limited and Cairns and Mackay Airports. Also the divestment of interests in airports in Sydney, Melbourne, Hamburg, Düsseldorf and Athens, and bids for Port of Botany and Kembla, RiverCity Motorways and the Hastings Diversified Utilities Fund. Prior to Hastings, Andrew was Head of Legal (Specialised Capital Group) within the Westpac Institutional Bank. Andrew holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from the University of Sydney and a Master of Applied Finance from Macquarie University.
Jane joined Hastings in 2010 and brings over two decades of relevant industry experience. Jane is based in Melbourne and is responsible for the legal, secretariat, operational risk, compliance and human resource functions globally. Prior to joining Hastings, Jane was General Counsel, Products & Services at AXA Asia Pacific where she led a team of financial services and litigation lawyers. She was also a Director and Company Secretary for several subsidiaries, managed business projects and represented the company at various industry bodies and forums. Jane held various senior roles at the Australian Securities and Investments Commission where she was involved in investigations, takeovers, litigation, policy development and managing the Victorian Regional Office. Jane has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Melbourne, a Bachelor of Laws from Monash University and a Graduate Certificate in Management Competence from the Australian Institute of Management. She also has a Certificate IV in Financial Services (Superannuation) from the Association of Superannuation Funds Australia and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Matt Lorback joined Hastings in March 2007 and has more than 13 years of experience in infrastructure investing. Matt is the Portfolio Manager for The Infrastructure Fund and has held a variety of portfolio and asset management roles, including working with the Utilities Trust of Australia's Portfolio Management team at Hastings. Prior to joining the portfolio management team, Matt was Hastings' airport sector expert. Matt is currently a director of Perth Airport, and has also been a director of Queensland Airports Ltd (QAL) and North Queensland Airports (NQA). His recent transaction experience includes follow-on investments in Perth Airport, Queensland Airports Limited, Australian Pacific Airports Corporation (Melbourne and Launceston Airports), and the acquisition of North Queensland Airports (Cairns and Mackay Airports). Prior to joining Hastings, Matthew was a senior executive in Corporate Finance (Valuations) at KPMG where he specialised in the valuation of infrastructure assets. Matthew holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment from the Financial Services Institute of Australasia and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Brett joined Hastings in March 2016 and has over 25 years' experience in engineering, infrastructure, utility and corporate finance advisory in both Australia and the USA. Brett has advised on over $56b of M&A transactions for private, government and infrastructure investor clients, across the electricity, water, gas, seaport, mining and rail sectors in North America, South America and Australia. Brett has worked at a number of investment banks in New York and Melbourne including Goldman Sachs, Citigroup and Lehman Brothers. He has also worked in the corporate sector with EnergyAustralia in business development and ran his own corporate advisory firm providing advice to the coal mining sector on port and rail infrastructure development. He commenced his career as an engineer in the Australian water sector. Brett holds a Master of Engineering Science from Monash University, a Master of Business Administration with Distinction (H.J. Heinz Scholar) from Melbourne Business School, and a Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours) from Monash University. Brett is a member of the Institution of Engineers Australia and the Australian Institute of Company Directors
Steve joined Hastings in 2008 and has more than three decades of relevant industry experience. Based in Sydney, Steve is the global functional lead for Asset Management. Steve is the Chair of the Equity Asset Review Committee and Chair of the Debt Investment Committee and is also a member of the Executive Committee. Prior to joining Hastings, Steve led Westpac’s Debt Capital Markets business, with responsibilities for project finance, leveraged finance, securitisation, leasing and bond origination. Under his leadership, Steve steered Westpac to become one of the leading banks in the syndicated loans, bonds and securitisation markets in Australia, leading over 100 employees across Sydney, Melbourne, Auckland, Singapore, London and New York. Steve has had extensive experience on a large number of advisory, project, structured and leveraged finance transactions. He had previously established and managed Westpac’s Project and Structured Debt team and additionally, was responsible for Westpac’s institutional loan portfolio. Steve holds a Bachelor of Economics degree from the University of Sydney, and is a member of both Finsia and the Institute of Chartered Accountants.
Valeria joined Hastings in 2006 and has 18 years of relevant experience. As the Head of Europe, Valeria leads the European business operations alongside her role as the Chair of the Equity Investment Committee. Valeria also leads the European asset management team and is the joint portfolio manager of the Royal Bank of Scotland Group Pension Fund’s unlisted infrastructure mandate. Valeria represents Hastings as a Director on the Boards of South East Water, Porterbrook and Phoenix Natural Gas. Recent transactions in which Valeria has been actively involved include the acquisition of Ventus Investments, Porterbrook and Phoenix Natural Gas, the disposal of interests in Sydney Airport and AviAlliance Capital and the acquisition of South East Water leading to the corporate restructuring and merger of South East Water and Mid Kent Water. Prior to joining Hastings, Valeria executed and advised on a large number of infrastructure and other transactions at Gleacher Shacklock, Merrill Lynch (European Energy and Power) and Lehman Brothers (European Mergers and Acquisitions). Valeria holds a Bachelor Degree in Business and Economics (Honours) from the University L.U.I.S.S. Guido Carli in Rome.
Oliver joined Hastings in 2012 and has more than two decade of industry experience. Oliver is responsible for the Equity New Investment team in Europe where he oversees transaction origination and execution, as well as more generally the development of relationships with strategic partners and other infrastructure investors. Oliver led the teams for the acquisitions of Porterbrook and Ventus Investments. Other transactions which Oliver led included the bids for National Grid Gas Distribution, Coriance, Adven, EVG, Fortum Finland, AviAlliance, a number of regional UK airports and renewable assets, as well as the disposal of Utilities Trust of Australia’s interest in Sydney Airport. Prior to joining Hastings, Oliver was Senior Vice President of Macquarie Capital (Frankfurt) where he was responsible for advising Macquarie funds and other infrastructure investors on equity investments in infrastructure in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Prior to that role, Oliver was Head of Corporate Acquisition Finance (Germany) at BNP Paribas. Oliver holds a MSc in Management from ESSEC Business School (France) and a Master of Business Administration from INSEAD (France/Singapore).
Efim joined Hastings in 2008 and has over two decades of experience in the financial services industry. Efim holds overall responsibility for Finance, Middle Office, Market Risk Management and Operations and is also a member of the Equity Investment Committee. Prior to joining Hastings, Efim was Chief Operating Officer at Dearborn Capital Management in Chicago. His previous experience includes senior positions at Commonwealth Bank of Australia, State Street, Dresdner Bank in Australia, and internationally, with Credit Suisse and JP Morgan. Efim has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of New South Wales and a Master of Business Administration from the Australian Graduate School of Management. He is also a member of the Australian Institute of Chartered Accountants and Australian Institute of Company Directors.