Partners & BUSINESS HEADS

Our Partners are a highly experienced team, having been responsible for infrastructure investing and financing around the world spanning a period of more than 30 years.

Chris Beale, Chairman

Chris Beale has over 30 years of experience in infrastructure. He founded Alinda in 2005 and he is executive chairman of the firm and is a member of the Investments Committees of Alinda's funds. He serves on the boards of directors of several portfolio companies, including Heathrow Airport Holdings Limited. Prior to founding Alinda in 2005 he led the world’s largest infrastructure finance business at Citigroup. He also led the infrastructure businesses of Morgan Stanley and First Boston (now Credit Suisse) in New York. He was previously an attorney in private practice and also worked in tax law at Pricewaterhouse Coopers in Australia.

Andrew Bishop, Managing Partner

Andrew Bishop has over 15 years of experience in infrastructure. He is joint Managing Partner of Alinda, and he is also Head of Investor Solutions responsible for client relationships, co-investor partnerships and new product development. He is a member of the Investment Committees of Alinda’s funds and he serves on the boards of directors of several portfolio companies, including EmiTel Sp. z o.o. Prior to joining Alinda he was a Managing Director in power, utilities and infrastructure investment banking at Goldman Sachs in London. He previously worked at Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank and Pricewaterhouse Coopers in London.

Jim Metcalfe, Managing Partner

Jim Metcalfe has over 20 years of experience in infrastructure. He is joint Managing Partner of Alinda, and he is also Head of Global Investments, responsible for sourcing, acquiring and adding value to investments globally. He also leads Alinda's investments in digital infrastructure globally. He is a member of the Investment Committees of Alinda’s funds and he serves on the boards of directors of several portfolio companies, including Glide Group. Prior to joining Alinda he was Managing Director and Global Head of Power and Utilities at UBS. He was previously head of power mergers and acquisitions at Lehman Brothers and head of power and utilities mergers and acquisitions at JP Morgan in New York.

Sam Coxe, Partner & Head of Transportation and Logistics Infrastructure

Sam Coxe has over 15 years of experience in infrastructure. He leads the sourcing and portfolio management of Alinda's investments in transportation and logistics infrastructure globally. He is a member of the Investment Committees of Alinda's funds and he serves on the board of directors of several portfolio companies, including Virginia International Gateway, Inc. Prior to joining Alinda, he worked in the Global Energy Group at Credit Suisse in London. He previously worked at consulting firm Oliver Wyman.

Joe Kelleher, Partner & General Counsel

Joe Kelleher has over 20 years of experience in infrastructure as a lawyer and an engineer. As General Counsel of Alinda, he provides the firm and its funds with legal and commercial advice, including advice on investment structures. Prior to joining Alinda he held a senior position in the General Counsel’s office at Citigroup in New York. He was previously an attorney at the law firm of Milbank in New York, and prior to entering the legal profession he was a professional engineer at Marinette Marine Corporation, a shipbuilding firm in Marinette, Wisconsin.

Franklin Pray, Head of Global Equipment Leasing

Franklin Pray is Head of Global Equipment Leasing at Alinda. He has over 20 years of experience in the formation and management of fleet asset portfolios, and he has built two private equity-sponsored leasing businesses. Prior to joining Alinda, he served as President and CEO of Intrepid Aviation in New York, in which Reservoir Capital and Centerbridge were investors, was President and CEO of AWAS in Dublin, a Terra Firma company with which CPPIB invested alongside, and he rose to Managing Director of CIT Aerospace, based in New York and Dublin.