Cbus appoints Manager, Infrastructure

24 February 2016

Cbus today announced that Diana Callebaut will join the Investment Strategy Team in the newly created role of Manager, Infrastructure.

Diana will be further developing the infrastructure strategy and providing increased capability and bandwidth across the breadth of infrastructure transactions, including future PPP opportunities.

Diana was previously a Director in KPMG’s Corporate Finance division and prior to that at Credit Suisse Investment Banking London where she gained extensive Global PPP/greenfield and secondary market infrastructure transaction and advisory experience.

Diana is also on the Steering Committee of the Women’s Infrastructure Network, Australia’s peak female infrastructure industry body, which aims to increase the visibility and representation of women across the sector.    

Kristian Fok, Executive Manager - Investment Strategy said, “We are delighted to have someone of Diana’s calibre joining the team at this exciting time. Her skills and experience will be focused on identifying, analysing and transacting infrastructure co investments and their ongoing management. She will also be involved across the broader infrastructure asset class and potentially areas of overlap with property.” 

Mr Fok said “Diana’s appointment is a significant step in our infrastructure program. Diana will be developing the plan further and building our resourcing to deliver on this strategy.” 

Ms Callebaut said “I’m looking forward to working at Cbus which has such a proud and long history of providing dignified retirement outcomes for its members. Cbus’ strategic position, proven track record, strong culture, customer service focus and non-profit structure have positioned it well for the future. It’s a pivotal time for Cbus and I’m excited to be driving the evolution of the infrastructure strategy. Good infrastructure is a good investment and is one of the few unlisted asset classes that can scale well with the Fund’s asset growth.”

Diana commenced on 22 February and will be located in the Sydney office along with others in the growing investments team.