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Chris is InfraRed’s Deputy Chief Executive, responsible for all aspects of the firm’s investment processes. He chairs the Investment Committees and is also responsible for InfraRed’s Governance, Compliance and Operational Risk functions. Chris joined InfraRed in 2008.
Chris joined Midland Bank, later acquired by HSBC, in 1981.
Initially focused on project finance, Chris has had extensive involvement with a variety of leverage, structured and cash flow based financings internationally. Between 1991 and 2002 he held a series of Credit roles, culminating in becoming Head of Credit Risk Management for HSBC in London. He also sat on the Board and Investment Committee of HSBC Private Equity Europe (now Montagu Private Equity). From December 2003 to August 2008, Chris was responsible for HSBC’s global private equity investment activities and sat on the boards and investment committees of HSBC’s private equity businesses in Asia, the Middle East, US and Canada until joining InfraRed, at the time was a subsidiary of HSBC. Together with InfraRed’s CEO, Werner von Guionneau, Chris led the buy-out of Infrared from HSBC in 2011 and subsequently the process that led to InfraRed’s partnership with Sun Life in 2020.
Chris is a graduate of Loughborough University with BSc and MPhil degrees.