We have an experienced team with a long track record of originating, investing and managing infrastructure debt investments globally on behalf of institutional clients. The core investment team has worked together since 2004 and have the expertise to lead, structure and negotiate investments in infrastructure debt.

Our skills cover senior debt, subordinated debt, economic and social infrastructure, equity and M&A experience, legal, financial modelling and investment management. Our extensive global network is providing excellent access to investment opportunities in both the primary and secondary markets.

  • David Ridley

    David is the founder and Managing Director of Westbourne Capital with overall responsibility for investment and risk management. David has in excess of 25 years experience in financial markets. Prior to establishing Westbourne Capital, David was a director at Hastings Funds Management where he established and headed the alternative debt business and later established and headed the European investment business based in London. David was also a member of the executive team and investment committee. David has also held roles with UBS, National Australia Bank and Coopers & Lybrand.

    David is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Commerce. David is an Executive Director of Westbourne Capital.

  • Tim Poole

    Tim Poole is the Non-Executive Chairman of Westbourne Capital. Tim has significant knowledge and experience in infrastructure investment management developed over a successful 12 year career at Hastings Funds Management where Tim held the role of Managing Director from 2005 until his retirement in 2007.

    Tim was a member of the investment committee (1995 to 2007) and chairman (2005 to 2007).

    Tim is a non-executive chairman of Aurizon Holdings Limited and McMillian Shakespeare Limited, and a non-executive director of Reece Limited.

    Tim graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor in Commerce.

  • George Batsakis

    George is a member of the investment team and head of origination and an Executive Director of Westbourne Capital. His areas of focus include sourcing of investment opportunities, investment analysis and negotiation, asset management and capital raising. George has in excess of 15 years experience working in debt markets with a focus on infrastructure debt. Prior to Westbourne Capital, George was a director at Hastings Funds Management where he headed the alternative debt business, a member of the executive team and investment committee. George has also held roles at Barclays Capital and RBS in London and GE Capital in Australia.

    George graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) and also holds a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance & Investment from the Financial Services Institute of Australasia.

  • Lynne Beale

    Lynne is the Chief Operating Officer and Company Secretary and has in excess of 10 years of finance and compliance experience. Prior to Westbourne Capital, Lynne was an associate director at Hastings Funds Management within the finance and compliance team. Lynne was also previously a senior accountant in the business services division of PricewaterhouseCoopers.

    Lynne is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and graduated from Latrobe University with a Bachelor of Business.

  • Alan Beckett

    Alan is a non-executive chairman of Defence Health Limited and Meat and Livestock Australia Limited, and non-executive director of MLA Donor Company Limited and Integrity Systems Company Limited.

    Alan is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Alan graduated from Monash University with a Bachelor of Economics.



  • Jennifer Buckley

    Jennifer is the administrator of the finance and compliance team. Prior to Westbourne Capital, Jennifer was a senior associate of the finance and compliance team at Hastings Funds Management. Jennifer has also held finance and compliance roles at Ceramic Funds Management and Growth Equities Mutual.

  • Ashleigh Burt

    Ashleigh is a financial accountant in the finance and compliance team.

    Prior to Westbourne Capital, Ashleigh worked as a senior accountant in the business advisory division at BDO International.

    Ashleigh’s previous employers also include Westpac New Zealand Limited and Victoria University of Wellington.

    Ashleigh is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and graduated from Victoria University of Wellington with a Bachelor of Commerce and Administration (Accounting and Commercial Law).

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    Sam Felman

    Sam is a member of the investment team. His areas of focus include origination, investment analysis, negotiation and execution.Sam has in excess of 10 years principal investment and asset management experience across both debt and equity across the broader infrastructure sector. Prior to Westbourne Capital, Sam was an Associate Director at Whitehelm Capital within both the debt and equity groups.

    Sam graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours).

  • Tim Floyd

    Tim is a member of the investment team and based in London. His areas of focus include sourcing of investment opportunities, investment analysis, asset management, capital raising and client management. Tim has in excess of 10 years working in debt and equity markets with a focus on infrastructure. Prior to Westbourne Capital, Tim was a vice president and founding member of the infrastructure debt team at Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management (formerly RREEF Infrastructure). Tim has also held roles at Hastings Funds Management, Dresdner Kleinwort and Wells Fargo.

    Tim is a Chartered Financial Analyst, holds a Master of Science in Accounting and Finance from London School of Economics and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Puget Sound.

  • Martin Foote

    Martin is a senior member of the finance and compliance team. Prior to Westbourne Capital, Martin was a senior associate at Hastings Funds Management within the finance team. Martin was also previously an accountant at Grant Thornton.

    Martin is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and graduated from Monash University with a Bachelor of Commerce.

  • Lucy Minichiello

    Lucy is a member of the investment team. Her areas of focus include client and portfolio management.

    Lucy has in excess of 14 years experience in corporate advisory with a focus on infrastructure. Prior to Westbourne Capital, Lucy was a Director in PwC’s Mergers & Acquisitions team. Lucy has also held roles in investment management and investment banking at Challenger Infrastructure, Goldman Sachs and Citigroup.

    Lucy is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and graduated from University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Arts (Political Science and Economics) and RMIT with a Bachelor of Business (Marketing).

  • Jin Ling

    Jin is a member of the investment team. His areas of focus include asset management and reporting as well as investment analysis across due diligence reviews, financial modelling and investment monitoring. Jin has in excess of five years experience in institutional debt and assurance. Prior to Westbourne Capital, Jin was an associate in the global institutional banking division of National Australia Bank. Jin previously worked at BDO International in the audit and assurance division.

    Jin graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Finance).











     

  • Bill Glover

    Bill is a member of the investment team with responsibility for the legal aspects of investment and client activity. His areas of focus include due diligence, negotiation and execution of investments, client related documentation and regulation.

    Bill has spent in excess of 30 years as a lawyer developing significant experience in the finance markets. Prior to joining Westbourne Capital, Bill was a partner at law firm Holding Redlich having previously been a partner at DLA Piper and Freehills.

    Bill graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts. Bill is admitted to practise law in the Supreme Court of Victoria and the High Court of Australia and holds a current Australian practising certificate.

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    Osamu Sugawara

    Osamu is General Manager of Asset Management Business Dept., Financial Business Division in the Corporate Development Business Unit of Mitsui & Co., Ltd.

    Osamu is responsible for overseeing and developing the asset management businesses of Mitsui, which focus on real estate, infrastructure and other alternative investments. Mitsui has invested in asset managers in Australia, Japan, USA and other countries, and brings value-add to those managers primarily by bringing in Japanese capital mainly through its subsidiary Mitsui Alternative Investments.

    Osamu has over 20 years of experience, including most recently as co-CEO of Mitsui Alternative Investments where Osamu was responsible for overseeing the advisory, investment and distribution business and prior to that for more than six years as General Manager, Financial Business Development Department of Mitsui based in New York where Osamu played a leading role in developing an asset management platform in the real estate and infrastructure sector. Osamu had responsibility whilst based in Singapore for origination and transaction management representing an emerging market infrastructure fund.

    Osamu graduated from Waseda University with a Bachelor of Arts (Political Science and Economics).

  • Fred Oldfield

    Fred is a Non-Executive Director of Westbourne Capital. Fred has significant expertise in the areas of infrastructure investment, equity capital markets, funds management and law. Fred was previously a manager of strategic development and stakeholder relations at tollroad operator Transurban and had a 16 year career at UBS in equity capital markets including being Australian head of securities business in London.

    Fred is a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria and a fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia. Fred graduated from Monash University with a Bachelor of Economics and a Bachelor of Laws.

  • Suhani Sanghvi

    Suhani is a member of the investment team. Her area of focus is primarily on the commercial aspects of investment analysis including due diligence reviews, financial modelling and investment monitoring. Suhani has five years of experience in infrastructure and government advisory, transaction services and assurance. Prior to Westbourne Capital, Suhani was a manager in the Corporate Finance division of PricewaterhouseCoopers in London. She has also held roles with their Financial Due Diligence and Assurance divisions.

    Suhani graduated from the University of Warwick with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Accounting and Finance and is an ACA with the ICAEW.



     

  • Danny Tan

    Danny is a member of the investment team. His areas of focus include all commercial aspects of investment including origination, analysis, negotiation, execution and monitoring. Danny has in excess of eight years experience in financial markets in both investment management and corporate advisory. Prior to Westbourne Capital, Danny was an investment associate at Anchorage Capital Partners in Sydney. Danny was previously an associate in the investment banking division at Credit Suisse.

    Danny graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Commerce, First Class Honours in Finance, and a Bachelor of Law (Honours).



     

  • Nathan Taylor

    Nathan is a founding member of the investment team and head of asset management.His areas of focus include asset management, investment origination, and investment analysis and negotiation. Nathan has in excess of 10 years experience in infrastructure markets in debt and equity investment management and advisory roles. Prior to Westbourne Capital, Nathan was an associate director at Hastings Funds Management within both the alternative debt and equity businesses based in London and Melbourne. Nathan previously worked in the project finance division at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

    Nathan graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Information Systems (Honours).

  • Douglas Tien

    Doug is a member of the investment team. His areas of focus include financial modelling, investment monitoring and investment analysis.

    Doug has three years’ experience in financial modelling and corporate advisory. Prior to Westbourne Capital, Doug was a Senior Consultant in the Deals division of PwC in Sydney, holding roles in the Financial Modelling and Transaction Services teams.

    Doug graduated from the Australian National University with a Master of Finance and holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance and Economics) from the University of Melbourne.




     
  • Doan Hoang

    Doan is a junior financial accountant in the finance and compliance team.

    Prior to Westbourne Capital, Doan worked as a senior auditor in the audit & assurance division at BDO International.

    Doan is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and graduated from the University of Adelaide with a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting), and a Bachelor of Law.



     

  • Elisha Saporito

    Elisha is an assistant administrator in the finance and compliance team.

    Prior to Westbourne Capital, Elisha was the Office Manager at Sapori International.  Elisha’s previous employers also include Hastings Funds Management within the finance, private equity and alternative debt teams.

    Elisha graduated from RMIT with a Bachelor of Social Science