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.
Associate Director – Risk, Assurance and Reporting
Margaret joined Lighthouse Infrastructure in November 2023 as Associate Director, Risk, Assurance and Reporting. Margaret is a member of the Finance and Operations team and is focused on the management of governance, compliance and risk management.
Margaret is a compliance professional with over 30 years’ regulatory and extensive commercial experience. Margaret is experienced in financial services including stockbroking, funds management, corporate finance and in consumer retail dealing. Most recently Margaret held the role of a lead Compliance & Risk Manager for Amalgamated Australian Investment Group.
MFin(Hons), BBus(Bkg&Fin), BA
Dominic joined Lighthouse Infrastructure in November 2023 as a Senior Analyst. Dominic is part of the Investment team and is focused on supporting the portfolio management, investment strategy and product development functions. Dominic is also responsible for Lighthouse fund reporting, including sustainability-related activities.
Dominic has over seven years’ experience working across financial markets, corporate transactions, and investment products. Prior to joining Lighthouse Infrastructure, Dominic worked at the Australian Securities and Investment Commission as a Senior Analyst, where he reviewed corporate transactions, conducted financial analysis, and contributed to the formation of regulatory policy.
BA (Hons), GradCertMgt, DipProp, MAPI
Eris joined Lighthouse Infrastructure in November 2023 as Associate Director. Eris is responsible for managing Lighthouse’s social infrastructure assets, including Specialist Disability Accommodation and Affordable Housing assets.
Eris has more than 20 years’ experience in leadership and operational management both in Australia and overseas. Since 2014 Eris’ career has focused specifically on the emerging specialist rental accommodation sector in Australia, from building a successful Purpose Built Student Accommodation (PBSA) platform with Urbanest Student Accommodation, to opening and operating some of the first Build-to-Rent (BTR) assets in market for funds managed by Blackstone Real Estate Australia. More recently Eris has been working for Launch Housing, a Melbourne based Community Housing provider, driving the performance of a large portfolio of residential and commercial assets.
Eris is a licensed real estate agent (in Victoria).
BEng (Hons), BComm (Fin)
Jeremy joined Lighthouse Infrastructure in October 2023 as a Senior Associate. Jeremy is part of the Investment team, focusing on the origination and execution of potential investment opportunities, management of assets, financial modelling and financing activities.
Jeremy has several years’ experience in infrastructure advisory, having joined Lighthouse from KPMG, where he advised on the transaction and delivery of infrastructure projects. As a Manager within KPMG’s Commercial Advisory & Transactions team, Jeremy provided strategic and financial advice to both public and private sector clients across a broad range of major capital projects. Jeremy also has several years’ project delivery experience, having previously worked at Lendlease as a Site Engineer, helping to deliver a number of commercial, residential and mixed-use developments across Melbourne.
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.
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.
B.Eng(Hons), MIEAust, DipSustLiv
Nada joined Lighthouse Infrastructure in May 2021 as Associate Director. Nada is part of the Investment team and is responsible for managing Lighthouse Fund assets in addition to supporting the origination and transaction activities of the business.
Nada has over 10 years’ experience in engineering and asset management. With a background in electrical engineering, Nada has worked in a range of energy-intensive industries, including power utilities, oil and gas, and telecommunications. Prior to joining Lighthouse, Nada worked at KPMG as a Manager of their Engineering and Asset Management team where she worked with clients from a wide range of industries, including Health, Federal & State Governments and Power Utilities. Nada has prior experience working with the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) and AusNet Services, and has worked as a field engineer with WorleyParsons and Telstra Energy.
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.
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.
BComm (Fin)(with Distinction), BLaw (Hons), CA
Penelope joined Lighthouse Infrastructure in September 2022 as an Associate Director. Penelope is part of the Investment team, focusing on origination and execution of investment opportunities.
Penelope has over 5 years’ experience in infrastructure advisory, having joined Lighthouse from KPMG where Penelope worked as a Manager in their Commercial Advisory & Transactions team within the Infrastructure, Assets and Places division. Penelope has experience working across a wide range of major infrastructure projects providing strategic, financial and commercial advice to public and private sector clients, more recently, in the transport and social infrastructure sectors.
Senior Associate — Senior Fund Accountant
B.Bus (Acc), CA
Winston joined Lighthouse Infrastructure in November 2023 as a Senior Fund Accountant. Winston is part of the Finance team, leading the accounting and commercial management of Lighthouse’s Funds and their subsidiaries.
Winston has over 10 years’ experience as a finance professional working in varied fields of fund accounting, investment accounting, SMSF and tax compliance.
Prior to joining Lighthouse, Winston has worked at a leading chartered accounting firm (Accru) specialising in SMSF and tax compliance. He has also worked at one of Australia’s largest industry super funds (Cbus Super) supporting the investment accounting and tax division and was most recently at ASX 50 real asset group (Dexus), specialising in fund accounting and unit pricing.
Chief Operating Officer
Dip. Ind., B.Sc (Hons), FCCA, GAICD
Mark joined Lighthouse Infrastructure in October 2020 as the Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary. Reporting directly to the Board, Mark leads the finance function and also has responsibility for all corporate operational activities.
Mark has over 25 years’ experience as a finance professional working in funds management, financial services and energy industries, across a variety of roles in Europe, the Americas and Australasia.
Prior to Lighthouse, Mark was the Financial Controller at Tilt Renewables Limited, an Australasian renewable energy generation company dual listed on the New Zealand and Australian stock exchanges. Prior to this, Mark held a variety of senior finance roles within the energy industry based in Australasia as well as the fund management industry based in the Americas. Early in his career, Mark worked in the Audit & Assurance division of Deloitte in the UK where he qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant.
B.Bus, GradDipAppFin, 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.
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.
Daryl Browning has over 35 years’ experience in the property and funds management sectors. His most recent appointment was 17 years as CEO of industry fund owned and backed Industry Superannuation Property Trust (ISPT). During his tenure the funds grew from $2.8bn and 30 staff to $21bn and about 200 staff across the core property sectors. He has had exposure to a wide range of investment and development sectors across domestic and international markets. A registered valuer and licenced real estate agent, he is a Life Member of the Property Council, a Fellow of the Green Building Council and former Director of the Property Council and Property Industry Foundation.
Adrian has more than 30 years’ experience in funds management, real estate, government and the not for profit sectors and is a leader in developing solutions for Australia’s housing affordability challenge. Adrian is the former Chair of the Federal Government’s National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation (NHFIC) and former Chair of the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI). Adrian is currently a Non-Executive Director of Summer Housing and a member of the University of Canberra’s Planning & Development Committee. He has held senior positions at Charter Hall, Mirvac, James Fielding, Deutsche Asset Management and the Property Council of Australia.