Porterbrook Appoints Head Of Structured Finance

Porterbrook today announced the appointment of Stefan Rose as its new Head of Structured Finance.

Stefan, who will join the business from the infrastructure debt team within UBS Asset Management in July, has over 18 years of experience in pan-European infrastructure projects including financing a number of landmark projects in the rail and rolling stock sector. Prior to UBS Asset Management, Stefan worked at Edmond de Rothschild where he was part of the team responsible for their infrastructure debt platform focusing on transportation and social infrastructure projects. Before this, Stefan worked in the infrastructure and PFI/PPP team at Mizuho Bank.

In his new role, he will be responsible for Porterbrook’s relations with the financial community, as well as managing the financing of the business. Stefan’s focus will be to ensure that Porterbrook is at the forefront of financing developments in the UK rolling stock sector.

Peter Coates, Porterbrook’s Chief Financial Officer, said: “I am delighted to welcome Stefan to my team at this exciting time for our business. We are looking to invest £1bn in UK rail over the next five years. Ensuring we structure our investments in an efficient and innovative way will drive value for our customers and investors and I very much look forward to working with Stefan to achieve these aims.”

Stefan Rose said: “I look forward to joining Porterbrook as it embarks on this journey to secure substantial new investment in the UK rail industry. I will work with the team to ensure maximum value is delivered to our customers from these investments and build strong and long term relationships with our financial stakeholders and across the financing community.”