Creating Growth Through Diversity

With a growing body of research showing that more diverse teams and inclusive workplaces directly correlates with stronger business outcomes, the issue of diversity in infrastructure continues to move up the agenda.

Once again, we will be bringing together over 500 delegates for open discussion on the latest issues facing the industry, as well as the opportunity to exchange ideas, initiate deals and forge new relationships.

This year’s event will again be co-located with the Women in Private Equity Forum, in addition to the Women in Private Debt Forum and the Women in Real Estate Forum, all registered attendees will have access to all events allowing you to build your network across alternative asset classes.


One Summit: Four Forums

Now in its 6th year

New for 2019

New for 2019

Features in 2019

Dictate the narrative

Interactive panel discussions, keynote interviews, networking roundtables, think tanks and an oxford style debate allow you to put forward your thoughts and shape this important discussion.

Build your network

Hear from a world class speaking faculty and network with 500+ international decision makers, featuring senior infrastructure asset owners, fund managers, developers and global investors.

Gain insights

Identify key global infrastructure opportunities and discover strategies for 2019 and beyond.

The advantages of a more diverse team

Anne Grandin, Investment Director at Whitehelm Capital discusses the importance of a diverse investment team.

Irina Frolova, Head of Asset Management at PGGM discusses the value of inclusion and diversity in infrastructure.

Investors who attended last year

Aberdeen Private Equity
Abu Dhabi Investment Authority
AMCS Privatstiftung
Bregal Private Equity Partners
Brunel Pension Partnership
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
CDC Group
Chatham House
CPP Investment Board
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
European Investment Bank
Future Fund
Hamilton Lane
Korea Investment Corporation
Lyrique Private Equity
Manulife Capital
National Investment and Infrastructure Fund
Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan
PSP Investments
Public Investment Corporation
Quadrivio SGR
Rothschild and Co
The Silferfern Group
The Wellcome Trust
UBS AG Wealth Management


A quote icon for decorating the content Kirsty Packer

Senior Analyst, I Squared Capital

It was inspiring to meet so many strong women who are excelling in this industry and raising awareness of the benefits of gender diversification.

A quote icon for decorating the content Laura Yang

Analyst, CPPIB

The conference is very well organized, covering topics on both diversity awareness and key industry issues such as investing in emerging markets.

A quote icon for decorating the content Anke Heinze

Director Investments & Financing, AviAlliance GmbH, Germany

It is an excellent forum for women of all levels of seniority to get to know each other, exchange views and hopefully to form professional relationships that ca…

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For more information on the agenda, please contact Charles Gould at or call +44 (0) 20 7566 5444.

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Featured speakers

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Margarita Aleksieva

Head of Asset Management, IST Investment Foundation

Margarita Aleksieva is leading the asset management of the IST3 Global Infrastructure Fund and is a member of the IST Private Infrastructure Equity management team. She has about 15 years of experience in the energy sector and broad expertise in buil… Read full bio

Danielle Baron

Global Head of Power & Utilities, Crédit Agricole CIB

Danielle began her career at U.S Ex-Im Bank in Washington D.C. She later joined ANZ where she held several positions in Structured Finance and Infrastructure & Utilities Coverage in Hanoi, Melbourne and London. She later joined HSBC and finally Credi… Read full bio

Nicole Douglas

Head of Investor Research, PEI Media

Nicole Douglas is the Head of Investor Research for PEI’s Research & Analytics department. Based in London but working across the company’s offices and products, she oversees researched content, surveys, and projects on investors globally. She is als… Read full bio

Irina Frolova

Head of Asset Management, PGGM

Irina Frolova joined PGGM in 2014 and currently oversees asset management of the EUR 8,6bln infrastructure investments portfolio as well as the (Board) governance of the portfolio companies in which PGGM is an influential investor. She is a member of… Read full bio

Anke Heinze

Director of the Investments & Financing Department, AviAlliance

Anke is the Director of the Investments & Financing department of AviAlliance GmbH (former HOCHTIEF AirPort). She has over 20 years of airport M&A experience gained in various buy-side and sell-side projects. Anke has also been involved in the syndic… Read full bio

David Jeffrey

Partner, StepStone Global

Mr. Jeffrey leads StepStone’s activities in Europe and is a member of the private equity team, focusing on investments in Europe and the Middle East and co-investments. He is also involved in the Firm’s ESG and diversity initiatives, as well as vario… Read full bio

Allison Kingsley

Founder & Partner, NOVA Infrastructure

Allison Kingsley is one of the two Founders of NOVA Infrastructure, an investment firm that targets mid-market infrastructure investments in transportation, environmental services, and energy sectors in North American. Dr. Kingsley is a Partner and s… Read full bio

Cecile Levi

Co-Head of Private Debt, Tikehau Capital

Cécile Mayer-Lévi joined Tikehau Capital in 2013 and heads the Private Debt platform of the asset management firm. She has extensive knowledge in direct lending transactions, and has worked closely with major private equity houses, investment funds a… Read full bio

Laurie Mahon

Vice-Chair, US Investment Banking, Global Investment Banking, CIBC World Markets

Laurie Mahon serves as Vice-Chair of CIBC’s U.S. Investment Banking business, a role she recently assumed after having led the Global Infrastructure and Power team since August 2013. She has spent her entire professional life in the infrastructure sp… Read full bio

Dan McCarthy

Chief Executive Officer, One Search

Having run a number of searches in the Infrastructure space and with renewable energy starting to develop into a serious industry in the early noughties, Dan saw that the industry and the people within it were distinct from the general pack of financ… Read full bio

Merrick McKay

Head of Europe - Private Equity, Aberdeen Standard Investments

Merrick joined SL Capital, now part of Aberdeen Standard Investments (“ASI”), in 2014 and is based in the Edinburgh and London offices. ASI’s European Private Equity business, with over €8bn AuM, encompasses primary and secondary fund investments and… Read full bio

Gail McManus

Founder and Managing Director, PER

Gail McManus is the Founder and Managing Director of PER, setting up the business in the late 1990s after a career in private equity at 3i. Gail is a passionate member of the private equity and alterative assets community and is actively involved in… Read full bio

Taru Oksman

Managing Partner, Riverhouse Partners

As Managing Partner, Taru oversees Riverhouse Partners and Riverhouse Advisory. She works across all practice areas on key strategic hires. At Riverhouse Partners, her remit encompasses leadership and country head roles across growth markets as well… Read full bio

Matina Papathanasiou

Deputy Head of Global Infrastructure, QIC

Matina is currently the deputy head of QIC Global Infrastructure, a business she co-founded in early 2006. QIC Global Infrastructure has directly invested over $10billion in global infrastructure covering toll roads, airports, ports, water and energy… Read full bio

Angela Roshier

Head of Asset Management, DIF

Angela Roshier is Partner and Head of Asset Management. She joined in 2010 and oversees the asset management of all DIF’s Investments. Prior to DIF, Angela was a member of 3i Plc and Actis’s Infrastructure teams. With more than 20 years experience sh… Read full bio

Sunaina Sinha

Managing Partner, Cebile Capital

Sunaina Sinha is the founder and Managing Partner of Cebile Capital, a private funds advisor based in London and New York. Under her leadership, Cebile Capital has quickly become one of the leading advisors in private equity and private debt. Cebile… Read full bio

Louise Stevenson

Executive Director - Commercial, IFM Investors

BSc International Relations and History (London School of Economics and Political Science), Graduate Diploma in Law and Legal Practice Course (BPP), admitted as a solicitor in England & Wales Joined IFM Investors in January 2016 Louise is responsible… Read full bio

Paul Ward

Managing Partner, Pantheon

Paul Ward, Managing Partner, joined Pantheon in 2003 and has 22 years of private equity experience. Paul is a member of the Partnership Board and leads the firm’s strategic development and operational management. Paul joined Pantheon from Lehman Brot… Read full bio
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Sponsorship opportunities in 2019

The Women in Infrastructure Forum offers a unique opportunity for organisations to raise their profile as a part of the premier meeting for infrastructure professionals focused on increasing diversity within the asset class.

For more information on available sponsorship opportunities contact Christopher Wagland, +44 (0) 0207 566 5475.

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