Chris joined InfraRed in 2008 as Deputy Chief Executive, originally having joined Midland Bank, later acquired by HSBC, in 1981.
Chris is responsible for the day-to-day management of the business, including oversight of the Finance, Risk and Compliance functions.
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, and on the boards/advisory boards of a number of third-party funds.
Chris is a graduate of Loughborough University with BSc and MPhil degrees.