US Pensions and Real Assets vet Kurt Akers joins Advisory Board

Houston – September 22, 2021 – Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners (Quinbrook),a specialist investor in renewables, storage and grid support infrastructure and operational asset management, today announced multiple senior appointments to its investment team in Houston and also welcomed Kurt Akers to its Advisory Board.

“I am excited to be joining Quinbrook at a time when the need for investment in the energy transition is so large and institutional investors in the US are seeking ways to participatewith well-established groups that can bring an experienced view to the ever-changing renewable energy market.”

Kurt Akers

David Scaysbrook, Co-founder and Managing Partner of Quinbrook said, “We are very pleased to welcome Kurt to our Advisory Board. We are a rapidly growing business tackling a huge and urgent market need. His experience in real assets and active role in determining investment commitments within one of the leading pension funds in the US will be invaluable in guiding us. Most importantly, Kurt will help ensure we deliver on the needs of our investors as they grow their responsible investment allocations.” Quinbrook also appointed Raimund Grube as Operating Partner, Mark Breen as Senior Director and David Velasquez as Vice President to the US based team. Raimund Grube has over 25 years’ experience developing and investing in energy and water infrastructure in the US and internationally. Grube has held both senior executive and advisory roles with Iberdrola Renewables (PPM Energy) and Element Power as well as funds management roles with Equilibrium in waste water related strategies. Grube has led investments in wind, solar and gas-fired generation assets and also led the successful exit of Element’s 1.5GW portfolio of solar and wind assets in the Americas.

Mark Breen has over 17 years’ experience across transaction execution, portfolio company management, risk management, technical and commercial optimization in the energy and renewables industry. Breen was previously Operating Director at I Squared where he was a Member of the Board of Directors for multiple portfolio companies and participated in Investment Committee evaluations. Prior to I Squared, Breen was Senior Vice President of Operations at Quantum Utility Generation and responsible for the day-to-day operations and maintenance of over 1,500 MWs of natural gas, renewable and conventional power assets. David Velasquez has over 6 years’ experience in investor relations and joins as a Vice President in Quinbrook’s Capital Formation and Investor Engagement team. Prior to Quinbrook, Velasquez was Vice President at Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners and managed all investor deliverables and marketing materials as the fundraising project manager for a $10 billion North America infrastructure fund as well as a $1.25 billion global renewables fund. Prior to Stonepeak, Velasquez was an Associate in Investor Relations at I Squared Capital where he supported a $5billion fundraise as project manager. Scaysbrook continued, “We are also delighted to welcome our newest team members who join us from well recognized firms in both the energy and funds management sectors. Each of Raimund, Mark and David’s skills will strongly complement our capabilities in origination, operational asset management and investor engagement. We are in good shape to tackle the significant pipeline of new and compelling opportunities we have assembled across the US market”

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