About the team

Partners


Hamish de Run

Head of Infrastructure


Hamish has nearly 25 years of financial services experience including 19 years of global ...

Read more
Hamish de Run

Head of Infrastructure


Hamish has nearly 25 years of financial services experience including 19 years of global infrastructure investing. He joined Hermes Infrastructure in January 2012 and was responsible for originating and executing new investments and managing existing portfolio companies on behalf of clients. Hamish was involved in eight new investments with an aggregate equity value of c£1.8bn. In 2017, Hamish retired from the business to pursue personal interests, returning in 2019 to lead the Hermes Infrastructure team.

Hamish chairs the Infrastructure Investment Committee and Infrastructure Management Committee and oversees the management of the Hermes Infrastructure team. Hamish’s previous roles include Senior Advisor to Global Infrastructure Partners, Associate Director of Macquarie Group and Investment Manager of Hastings Funds Management. Hamish started his career with Ernst & Young, is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce from The University of Melbourne and a Diploma of Financial Planning.

Read less

Perry Noble

Partner


Perry has over 28 years of experience as a leading transacting lawyer primarily working ...

Read more
Perry Noble

Partner


Perry has over 28 years of experience as a leading transacting lawyer primarily working in infrastructure investment across all sectors. Perry joined Hermes Infrastructure in 2012 becoming a Partner in 2013. He oversees the structuring, analysis, transition and management of infrastructure investments and is a member of the IIC and the Infrastructure Management Committee.

He sits on various portfolio company boards, including as a director of the Thames Water holding company, the Cadent Gas holding company and the Hermes Infrastructure Fund’s renewable energy investee companies. Perry is a director, on behalf of CK Hutchison, for alternative real estate developer Long Harbour Limited. Previously a Partner at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, he was also Asia Managing Partner, Global Head of Finance and a member of the firm’s executive committee.

Between 2010 and 2014 he was Independent Chairman of Connect Plus, the consortium company responsible for the upgrade and maintenance of the M25 under a 25 year PPP contract. Perry is a qualified solicitor and holds a BA Law (Hons) from North East London Polytechnic and an LLM from the University of Bristol.

Read less

Robert Wall

Partner


Robert has over 18 years of global experience investing in infrastructure and delivering major ...

Read more
Robert Wall

Partner


Robert has over 18 years of global experience investing in infrastructure and delivering major engineering projects. Robert joined Hermes Infrastructure in 2016 as Partner and member of the IIC, responsible for originating and executing new investments and managing existing portfolio companies on behalf of Hermes Infrastructure clients. Robert joined Hermes Infrastructure from the CPP Investment Board (“CPPIB”) where he worked for nine years in both Toronto and London.

As one of the founding members of the infrastructure investments team at CPPIB, Robert was responsible for executing large-scale direct infrastructure investments in multiple jurisdictions, acted as a Board Director of major infrastructure companies in the UK, Europe and Australia, and supported the international expansion of CPPIB. Robert's early career was in civil engineering in the UK and New Zealand. He holds a Masters of Business Administration from Queen's University in Canada and a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Canterbury in New Zealand.

Read less

The Team


Emma Howell

Principal


Emma has over 18 years of financial services experience of which 12 ...

Read more
Emma Howell

Principal


Emma has over 18 years of financial services experience of which 12 have been focused on the infrastructure sector. She joined Hermes Infrastructure in 2013 and is primarily responsible for the monitoring of investments across the infrastructure portfolio, with involvement in the final stages of deal execution. Emma oversees the valuation process and manages the quarterly reporting to investors as well playing a key role in investor relations activities for existing investors more generally.

In her previous role as a Director at Deloitte LLP, she focused on providing assurance, advisory and transaction-related services to listed, private and infrastructure fund-owned businesses in the UK and globally. Emma holds a BA in Accounting and Law from the University of Newcastle and is a Chartered Accountant.

Read less

Steven Pugh

Senior Vice President


Steven joined Hermes Infrastructure in 2019 as a Senior Manager and has ...

Read more
Steven Pugh

Senior Vice President


Steven joined Hermes Infrastructure in 2019 as a Senior Manager and has over 18 years of experience of advising on infrastructure projects and transactions.

Steven previously worked as a Director in the Infrastructure team at RBC Capital Markets where he worked for twelve years. During this period he was responsible for advising private and corporate clients on numerous large-scale infrastructure acquisitions and disposals across the UK and Europe.

Holds a BSc in Mathematics from the University of Bristol

Read less

Verdeep Dost

Senior Vice President


Verdeep joined Hermes Infrastructure in March 2018 and is primarily responsible for ...

Read more
Verdeep Dost

Senior Vice President


Verdeep joined Hermes Infrastructure in March 2018 and is primarily responsible for the origination and execution of infrastructure transactions.

He was previously a Senior Vice President at Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets, where he gained over 10 years’ experience in infrastructure investment and asset management, predominantly in the pan-European transport sector. He holds a BA in Mathematics from the University of Oxford.

Read less

Rhianydd Griffith

Vice President


Rhianydd has over ten years of financial services experience including four years ...

Read more
Rhianydd Griffith

Vice President


Rhianydd has over ten years of financial services experience including four years within the infrastructure sector. She joined the infrastructure investment team as an associate in September 2014 and is primarily responsible for the structuring, analysis, execution and monitoring of investments.

Rhianydd also resumes primary responsibility for the formulation, co-ordination and oversight of Hermes Infrastructure’s responsible investment strategy. Prior to joining Hermes Infrastructure, she was a member of the Hermes legal team, where she advised BTPS on investments in a range of asset classes including infrastructure. Previously, she qualified as a solicitor in the investment funds team at Reed Smith LLP advising both investors and managers on a range of investment related issues.

Rhianydd completed part of her training in Reed Smith’s corporate, insolvency and commercial real estate teams. She holds an LLM (Masters) in International Law from SOAS (University of London), LLB in Law and an LPC, both from the University of Nottingham.

Read less

Alexandra Triay

Vice President


Alexandra has over 16 years of financial services experience. Following a secondment ...

Read more
Alexandra Triay

Vice President


Alexandra has over 16 years of financial services experience. Following a secondment to Hermes Infrastructure in 2015-2016, she joined the team permanently in September 2017 and is primarily be responsible for the ongoing monitoring and valuation of portfolio investments across the Hermes Infrastructure mandates.

Her responsibilities include the transition phase from the final stages of deal execution as well as the valuation process and quarterly reporting to investors. In her previous role as an Assistant Director at EY LLP based in Paris, New York and London, she focused on providing business valuation services to a number of infrastructure Funds and Private Equity clients. Alexandra holds two Master degrees in Corporate Finance from La Sorbonne University, Paris, France.

Read less

Desmond Wilkins

Vice President


Desmond joined Hermes Infrastructure in April 2018 (initially as a secondee from ...

Read more
Desmond Wilkins

Vice President


Desmond joined Hermes Infrastructure in April 2018 (initially as a secondee from Deloitte) and is responsible for the ongoing monitoring of the infrastructure investment portfolio. Desmond has over 10 years of financial services experience across the energy and infrastructure sectors.

Prior to joining Hermes Infrastructure, Desmond was an Assistant Director at Deloitte where he provided financial due diligence and advisory services to a range of large corporate and fund investors. Desmond holds a BA in Modern Languages from the University of Warwick and is a Chartered Accountant.

Read less

Lauryn Favillier

Vice President


Lauryn has over eight years of experience in infrastructure investing. She joined ...

Read more
Lauryn Favillier

Vice President


Lauryn has over eight years of experience in infrastructure investing. She joined Hermes Infrastructure in 2012 and is responsible for the sourcing, analysis, due diligence and monitoring of investments across the infrastructure sector.

In her previous role at Macquarie Capital, Lauryn provided infrastructure advisory services to private market clients relating to acquisition and refinancing processes with a focus on power, utilities and transport infrastructure transactions. Lauryn holds a BSc in Mathematics and Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Read less

Nicholas Hards

Manager


Nick has over seven years of experience of infrastructure investing. He joined ...

Read more
Nicholas Hards

Manager


Nick has over seven years of experience of infrastructure investing. He joined Hermes Infrastructure in 2011 as an Analyst and is now an Associate responsible for the sourcing, due diligence, modelling, analysis and monitoring of investments.

Nick has also worked on several successful divestments as part of Hermes Infrastructure’s ongoing management of its portfolio activities. Nick has a BA in Economics from the University of the West of England.

Read less

Belen Vives

Manager


Belen has over five years of experience in infrastructure investing. She joined ...

Read more
Belen Vives

Manager


Belen has over five years of experience in infrastructure investing. She joined Hermes Infrastructure in 2015 and is responsible for the modelling, analysis and monitoring of prospective investments across the Infrastructure sector; as well as ongoing, monitoring and valuation of investments across the existing portfolio.

Previously she was an investment banking analyst at Nomura International PLC. Belen holds a BA in Business Administration from the ESADE Business School.

Read less

Gioia Torresi

Manager


Gioia joined Hermes Infrastructure in October 2017 and is responsible for the ...

Read more
Gioia Torresi

Manager


Gioia joined Hermes Infrastructure in October 2017 and is responsible for the analysis and ongoing monitoring of investments across the infrastructure portfolio. Gioia has over four years of financial services industry experience.

She joined from Whitehelm Capital where she was an analyst in the infrastructure equity team. At Whitehelm, Gioia led the development of the firm’s Responsible Investment Framework. Gioia holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Management and a Master of Science in Accounting, Corporate Finance and Control from Bocconi University in Milan, Italy.

Read less

Xenia Bredima

Manager


Xenia joined Hermes in June 2019 and is responsible for the sourcing, ...

Read more
Xenia Bredima

Manager


Xenia joined Hermes in June 2019 and is responsible for the sourcing, execution as well as monitoring investments.

She joined from the Power, Utilities and Infrastructure team of Barclays Investment Banking division where she advised Infrastructure clients on the origination and execution of M&A deals.

Xenia holds a Masters in Business Administration from INSEAD and an MEng degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Imperial College London.

Read less

Harriet Alexander

Manager


Harriet joined Hermes Infrastructure in August 2019 and has over 10 years ...

Read more
Harriet Alexander

Manager


Harriet joined Hermes Infrastructure in August 2019 and has over 10 years of financial services experience. Harriet is responsible for Business Development across the Hermes Infrastructure platform. Her previous roles include Investor Relations at King Street, an Associate Director (Business Development & Investor Relations) at Värde Partners and a Marketing Services Executive at Ashmore Investment Management. She started her career in sales at UBS Investment Bank. Holds a BSc in International Management with French from the University of Bath.

Read less

Jack Ryder

Analyst


Jack joined Hermes in October 2019 and focuses on sourcing and executing ...

Read more
Jack Ryder

Analyst


Jack joined Hermes in October 2019 and focuses on sourcing and executing new investments and monitoring the existing portfolio.

Previously, he worked at Barclays Investment Bank in London. Whilst at Barclays, Jack worked on M&A and financing transactions across the energy sector in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Jack holds a BSc in Accounting and Finance from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Read less

Elizabeth Bristow

Junior Analyst


Elizabeth joined Hermes Infrastructure in March 2018 and has recently graduated with ...

Read more
Elizabeth Bristow

Junior Analyst


Elizabeth joined Hermes Infrastructure in March 2018 and has recently graduated with a Bsc in Mathematics from the University of Manchester. She is currently supporting the infrastructure team across all areas however primarily focuses on analysing and monitoring prospective investments across the Infrastructure sector and business development.

Read less

Alexis Agabriel

Junior Analyst


Alexis joined Hermes Infrastructure in June 2019 and is involved in analysing ...

Read more
Alexis Agabriel

Junior Analyst


Alexis joined Hermes Infrastructure in June 2019 and is involved in analysing and monitoring investment opportunities for both the Origination and Business Development teams.

He previously gained experience as a financial analyst for UK PFI and PPP projects at DWPF, predominantly in the Higher Education sector. Alexis holds a Master degree in Economics and Business and a BA in Social Sciences, both from Sciences Po Paris.

Read less