I am responsible for developing JCRA’s full service offering in sub-Saharan Africa, concentrating primarily on project finance and infrastructure. I’m based in the London office and work on structuring and negotiating long-term hedging solutions in major project finance transactions in the sub-Saharan African region.
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- Project Finance & Infrastructure
- Commodity Hedging
- Deal Contingent Hedging
- FX Hedging
- Hedge Accounting
- Inflation Hedging
- Interest Rate Hedging
- Honours BComm Finance, The University of South Africa
- BComm Economics and Business Economics, The University of South Africa
I joined JCRA in 2016 after running a successful consulting business in Johannesburg for 16 years. I have more than 30 years’ experience in investment and corporate banking and have served as a director and non-executive director on a number of boards.
I am passionate about conservation and find great satisfaction in assisting utility-scale renewable energy projects to reach financial close.
I am an adrenaline junkie and enjoy motorised sports such as water skiing and quad biking when time allows. My wife, daughter and two sons occupy most of my spare time, however, and weekends are generally spent supporting the children’s various sporting activities. I enjoy good food, lots of wine and walks in the countryside.
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