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3 September 2020

3 September 2020 – Whitehelm Capital is pleased to announce today that Jürgen Gerke has been appointed to the Whitehelm Capital Pty Ltd Board of Directors.

Jürgen was most recently CEO of Allianz Capital Partners (“ACP”), holding the role from 2015 until his retirement last year. ACP is a large alternative asset manager with AUM of €35 billion across infrastructure, renewables and private equity. Earlier in his career, Jürgen held various management positions with Deutsche Bank, Dresdner Bank, Euler Hermes, the European Commission, as well as CFO roles for different Allianz Group companies in France.

Jürgen is a German national, but has lived and worked across Europe.

With Jürgen’s appointment Mark Snape has stepped down from the Whitehelm Board.

“I would like to thank Mark for his strong contribution to the Whitehelm Board over the past seven years.  Over that time he has provided valuable insights and guidance across all elements of the business.  I’d particularly like to thank Mark for his role in leading the Audit and Risk Committee of the Board,” stated Janet Torney, Chairman of Whitehelm Capital.

Janet Torney continued, “As we continue our growth in Europe, expanding both our investment portfolios and our investor base, I’d like to welcome Jürgen to the Board. Jürgen’s extensive experience in infrastructure investment management across Europe and around the world will be invaluable to the Whitehelm business.”

Jürgen Gerke said, “I am looking forward to working with the Whitehelm Board and the senior management team.  Whitehelm has an impressive track record in investing globally and I hope my experience can help the business in achieving its vision and growth plans.”