Melbourne, 27 February 2020
Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (“MIRA”) today announced the appointment of Mr. John McCarthy as a Senior Adviser.
Mr. McCarthy has nearly 30 years of experience in the infrastructure sector and joins MIRA from Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (“ADIA”), where he was most recently Global Head of the sovereign wealth fund’s infrastructure arm. Based in Melbourne, Mr. McCarthy will provide strategic advice to MIRA’s infrastructure investment and asset management activities.
Frank Kwok, Head of MIRA Asia-Pacific, said: “We have been investing in, managing and enhancing infrastructure businesses across Asia-Pacific for more than 25 years, building a leading team of infrastructure specialists. We are looking forward to working closely with John to further our strong track-record, drawing on his wealth of global experience in the sector.”
Prior to his six-year career at ADIA, Mr. McCarthy served as Global Head of Deutsche Asset Management’s RREEF Infrastructure division for eight years. This followed more than seven years as Global Head of Infrastructure Capital & Structured Capital Markets at ABN AMRO Bank and a further eight years at BZW where he was Head of Infrastructure.
Throughout his career, Mr. McCarthy has also served as a Non-Executive Director at a number of significant infrastructure businesses, including; Abu Dhabi Power Corporation (Abu Dhabi’s primary manager of electricity and water utility network infrastructure), Cellnex Telecom (Europe’s largest independent operator of wireless telecommunications infrastructure), Gatwick Airport (London’s second busiest airport), and Peel Ports Group (One of the United Kingdom’s largest port terminal operators).
MIRA has been investing in and managing infrastructure assets in the Asia-Pacific since 1994. Today, the business has more than 300 experienced professionals across nine local markets overseeing assets under management of more than $US33 billion.
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Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA) is one of the world’s leading alternative asset managers. For more than twenty-five years, MIRA has partnered with investors, governments and communities to manage, develop and enhance assets relied on by more than 100 million people each day. As at 30 September 2019, MIRA managed approximately $US136 billion in assets that are essential to the sustainable development of economies and communities, including; 156 portfolio businesses, ~600 properties and 4.7 million hectares of farmland.
MIRA is a part of Macquarie Asset Management, the asset management arm of Macquarie Group, a diversified financial group providing clients with asset management and finance, banking, advisory and risk and capital solutions across debt, equity and commodities. Founded in 1969, Macquarie employs over 15,700 people and is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX:MQG).