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Executive Committee

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    Simon Borrows
    Chief Executive

    Simon Borrows

    Chief Executive  

    Simon was appointed Chief Executive in May 2012 after joining 3i in October 2011 as Chief Investment Officer. Prior to joining 3i he spent 13 years at Greenhill & Co. Simon founded the European business of Greenhill and became Co-President of the Group on its floatation on the NYSE in 2004 and Co-Chief Executive in 2007.

    Before starting Greenhill in Europe, he was CEO of Baring Brothers International Limited (the corporate finance division of ING Barings), a position he held since 1995, and a director of Barings Brothers from 1989-1995. Prior to joining Baring Brothers in 1988, he worked in the corporate finance department of Morgan Grenfell.

    Simon has a law degree from London University and an MBA from London Business School. He is a Non-Executive Director of The British Land Company PLC.

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    Julia Wilson
    Group Finance Director

    Julia Wilson

    Group Finance Director  

    Julia is Group Finance Director of 3i Group plc having been appointed to the Board on 1 October 2008. She is a member of the Executive and Investment Committees.

    Julia began her career at Arthur Andersen, and held a variety of tax and financial roles at Hanson plc, Tomkins plc and Cable & Wireless plc before joining 3i in 2006.

    Julia is also the Senior Independent Director of Legal & General Group plc, and a member of the ICAEW (ACA) and the Chartered Institute of Taxation.

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    Rob Collins
    Managing Partner, Head of North American Infrastructure

    Rob Collins

    Managing Partner, Head of North American Infrastructure  

    Rob joined 3i in 2017 as the Managing Partner for North American Infrastructure. He is a member of 3i’s Executive Committee. Prior to joining 3i, Rob led Hastings Funds Management’s infrastructure investment activities in North America & Europe and was a member of Hastings’ Executive Committee and Investment Committee.

    Previously, Rob founded the infrastructure M&A practice at Morgan Stanley and Greenhill where he was a Managing Director, Head of Infrastructure Investment Banking for the Americas at both firms. He started his infrastructure career at Goldman Sachs after spending five years as an active-duty, naval officer in the U.S. Navy Nuclear Submarine Program.

    Rob holds an MBA from The Wharton School, a masters equivalent in nuclear engineering from the Bettis Reactor Engineering School, and a B.E., magna cum laude, in chemical engineering from Vanderbilt University.

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    Kevin Dunn
    General Counsel and Company Secretary

    Kevin Dunn

    General Counsel and Company Secretary  

    Responsible for 3i’s legal, compliance, internal audit, human resources and company secretarial functions. A member of the Executive Committee since joining 3i in 2007.

    Prior to joining 3i, was a Senior Managing Director, running GE’s European Leveraged Finance business after serving as European General Counsel for GE. Prior to GE, was a partner at the law firms Travers Smith and Latham & Watkins.

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    Alan Giddins
    Managing Partner, Head of Private Equity

    Alan Giddins

    Managing Partner, Head of Private Equity  

    Alan joined 3i in 2005 and is Managing Partner, Head of Private Equity and a member of 3i’s Executive Committee and Investment Committee, having previously been Global Sector Head for Business & Technology Services.

    Prior to joining 3i he spent 13 years in investment banking, latterly as Managing Director at Societe Generale, where he was Global Head of Transport & Business Services, advising a range of quoted and private equity owned businesses. Alan started his career as a Chartered Accountant at KPMG, and has a degree in Economics from Durham University.

    Since joining 3i Alan has led a number of transactions across the Business & Technology Services and Consumer sectors including the Buyouts of Audley Travel, Mayborn, Element Materials Technology, JMJ Associates and Inspicio Group. He currently sits on the Boards of JMJ Associates and Audley Travel.

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    Phil White
    Managing Partner, Head of Infrastructure

    Phil White

    Managing Partner, Head of Infrastructure  

    Phil joined 3i in 2007 and is Managing Partner and Head of 3i’s Infrastructure business and a member of 3i’s Executive Committee, Investment Committee and Group Risk Committee.

    Prior to joining 3i, he was Division Director in Macquarie’s Infrastructure Funds business, where he managed investments in the transport sector. Phil has over 20 years of infrastructure investment, advisory and finance experience from earlier roles at Barclays and WestLB.

    Phil has an MBA from London Business School.

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