Meet Our Team

Lighthouse Infrastructure’s senior management team offers its clients deep infrastructure expertise, and significant transaction and asset management experience in infrastructure and alternative assets. These combine to bring fresh insight and investment opportunities tailored to its investors.

Investment Team

Edward Doolan

Associate
BCom, CFA
Edward started at Lighthouse Infrastructure in 2018. As an Associate in the Investment Team, Edward focuses on both origination and asset management activities for Lighthouse funds.

Edward has over four years’ experience specialising in infrastructure asset management and corporate finance. Prior to Lighthouse, Edward was an Analyst in the Deal Advisory division of KPMG which included experience in valuations of unlisted infrastructure assets, PPP advisory, and mergers and acquisitions.

James Hooper

Managing Director
B Comm (CFin), Dip Bus French
James joined Lighthouse Infrastructure in 2013. As a Managing Director of Lighthouse, James leads the origination and execution of investment opportunities by Lighthouse’s funds and is a member of Lighthouse’s Investment Committee.

James has led the investments made by Lighthouse funds across renewable energy and disability housing. Prior to joining Lighthouse, James worked at Macquarie Capital in Europe where his focus was on advising corporate and financial investors in renewable energy projects. He also worked on the development of and investment in public private partnerships in social and transport infrastructure. James also worked in France for 8 Advisory where his focus was on broad infrastructure corporate finance advisory.

Peter Johnston

Managing Director
B.Ec, F Finsia, CPA
Peter joined Lighthouse in 2016 as a Managing Director, where he is responsible for the investment process and management of the business. Peter also has responsibility for portfolio management and growth initiatives and is a member of Lighthouse’s Investment Committee.

Peter has over 25 years’ experience in infrastructure investment and management across a variety of roles and has completed extensive investments and transactions in Australia, Europe and North America.

Prior to joining Lighthouse, Peter was a member of the leadership team at Hastings Funds Management with specific responsibility for growth of the business. Over five years, Peter oversaw considerable expansion in the Hastings business and was also involved in new investments in the energy, transport and water sectors in Europe and Australia. Prior to this Peter worked at Macquarie Group for over eight years across a number of roles in the infrastructure sector including Macquarie Infrastructure Group. Prior to Macquarie, Peter was the portfolio manager for what is now IFM Investors’ Australian Infrastructure Fund, adding significant investments in the transportation, telecommunications, water and utility sectors. Earlier in his career, Peter held senior roles at KPMG Corporate Finance and Multinet Gas.

Irene King

Finance Manager
B.Ec, ACA
Irene joined Lighthouse Infrastructure in 2010 as the Finance Manager, establishing the Finance and Corporate Accounting function. As Finance Manager Irene is responsible for Management, Corporate Accounting and the business management of the organisation.

Irene has over 20 years’ experience in senior finance roles managing teams and specialising in Corporate Accounting. Prior to joining Lighthouse, Irene worked at Foxtel, Fujitsu and Roche Brothers (Engineers and Mining Contractors) before the sale of the business to Downer EDI.

Mitch King

Managing Director
B Bus (Acc), ACA, F Finsia
Mitch founded Lighthouse Infrastructure in 2007 as a specialist infrastructure fund manager to provide investors with access to high quality sustainable infrastructure assets. As a Managing Director of Lighthouse, Mitch is responsible for the investment process and management of the business. Mitch is also a member of Lighthouse’s Audit, Risk & Compliance and Investment Committees.

Mitch has over 30 years’ experience specialising in infrastructure asset management and finance and has acquired, managed and divested infrastructure assets through numerous market cycles and events.

Prior to Lighthouse, Mitch was a Director of Hastings Funds Management and was active in expanding the Infrastructure equity, debt and private equity businesses of Hastings in the early years. He is recognised for his role as Chief Operating Officer of the formerly ASX-listed, Australian Infrastructure Fund (AIX), where he built AIX into a specialist transport infrastructure Fund, which was ultimately acquired by the Future Fund in 2013. As part of its Corporate Finance team, Mitch led debt and equity capital investments for Commonwealth Bank’s Institutional Bank for many of the early Australian infrastructure transport and energy privatisations. Early on in his career, Mitch worked in the Corporate Finance division of Ernst & Young after qualifying as a Chartered Accountant.

Alexandra O'Dea

Investment Director
B.Bus, GAIST
Alexandra joined Lighthouse in April 2020 as Investment Director. Alexandra is part of the investment team, focusing on portfolio management, investment strategy and product development. She also has responsibility for client engagement and external communications.

Alexandra has close to 20 years’ experience in asset consulting to institutional investors. Prior to Lighthouse, Alexandra was a Senior Consultant at Willis Towers Watson’s Investment practice, where she spent over 16 years’ primarily consulting to a range of superannuation funds and other institutional investors on investment governance, investment strategy and risk budgeting, portfolio construction, manager selection, investment implementation and monitoring. Alexandra commenced her asset consulting career as an Investment Analyst at Frontier Advisors.

Alexandra currently serves as an Independent Investment Committee member for the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation.

Kim Rowe

Compliance Manager
BCom, ACA, GAICD
Kim joined Lighthouse in April 2018 as Compliance Manager. She is responsible for the compliance and risk management functions at Lighthouse reporting directly to the Board. Kim is also a member of Lighthouse’s Audit, Risk & Compliance Committee.

Kim has over 25 years’ experience in accounting and compliance within the funds management industry including as a company secretary both at corporate and fund levels. Prior to Lighthouse, Kim was Company Secretary and Head of Compliance at Hastings Funds Management, including being company secretary of its listed entities with responsibility for the financial reporting of its listed funds. Kim also oversaw a number of key operational projects at Hastings and participated in the IPO of the formerly listed Hastings Diversified Utilities Fund in 2004 and a number of capital raisings for Hastings’ listed funds. Prior to Hastings, Kim was a Senior Manager in the Audit & Assurance Financial Services team at EY.

Jeremy Rutherford

Senior Fund Accountant
BCom(Acc), CA
Jeremy joined Lighthouse in March 2018. As Senior Fund Accountant, Jeremy manages the commercial and fund accounting matters of Lighthouse’s Funds and their subsidiaries. Jeremy also has responsibility for investor registry management and communications.

Jeremy has spent over eight years working in various forms of accountancy across New Zealand, London and more recently, in Melbourne. In New Zealand, Jeremy worked for EY in the Audit and Assurance team where he had exposure to a number of large operational environments and complex structures, with a strong focus toward Financial Services and Insurance. Jeremy moved to London in 2014 and worked as a Fund Accountant for Royal London Asset Management. The role required a strong background in IT and systems, rolling out fund management software across the UK based offices. Prior to returning to Australia, Jeremy worked as a Finance Manager for the 3i Infrastructure business where his role focused on yield tracking and forecasting, production of internal reporting and cash management.

Dr Allan Wain

Director, Research and Strategy
Dip.E, BE (Hons), MEc, PhD, PD (Econ), MBA
Allan joined Lighthouse in 2017. Allan is Director, Research and Strategy, to Lighthouse and is responsible for the strategy and research activities of Lighthouse. Allan is also an Investment Committee member for the Lighthouse Infrastructure Fund Trust.

Allan has more than 20 years’ experience in infrastructure, funds management, and economics. Allan has previously worked at CP2, Hastings Funds Management, KPMG, and BHP. Allan is a LWP Fellow, Harvard Law School, Harvard University, and has authored and co-authored several papers on economics, infrastructure, fiduciary duty, and Islamic finance.

Allan has studied at the University of Melbourne, Stanford University, Harvard University, and Imperial College and is a Member of the American Economic Association, of the American Society of International Law, of the Royal Economic Society, and of the Academy of International Business. He is a member of the Leadership Team of the Australian Chapter of Harvard Alumni Entrepreneurs.

SENIOR ADVISERS AND CONSULTANTS

Dr Ashby Monk is the Executive and Research Director of the Stanford Global Projects Center at Stanford University, a Senior Research Associate at the University of Oxford, and a Senior Advisor to the Chief Investment Officer of the University of California.
Dr Monk’s extensive research and writing on institutional investment, asset management, and financial innovation, has featured in many prominent publications. Dr Monk has created several companies and platforms to activate innovative investments and research, including the Aligned Intermediary, Long Game Savings Inc, and the Institutional Investors Roundtable.
He received his Doctorate in Economic Geography at Oxford University and holds a Master’s in International Economics from the Universite de Paris I – Pantheon Sorbonne and a Bachelor’s in Economics from Princeton University.
B.Sc Hons (Mathematical Physics)
Jevon is responsible for managing investments made on behalf of the Lighthouse Solar Fund. Jevon has 10 years’ experience in infrastructure funds management and management consulting.
Prior to joining Lighthouse, Jevon worked at Oxford Capital and LEK consulting