Rubicon Infrastructure has hired Scotiabank’s global head of infrastructure John Kirwan – the latest of a number of high-profile hires
aimed at strengthening its infrastructure and energy businesses.
Kirwan joins the financial advisory firm as managing director and will also be a member of Rubicon’s senior leadership team, focusing on the firm’s
UK business. He will also be in charge of Rubicon’s global utilities practice.
Prior to joining Rubicon, he was global head of infrastructure, power and utilities at Scotiabank for eight years. Initially in Toronto, he then moved to
London and helped launch and develop the Canadian bank’s infra business in the Americas, Europe and Asia. In total he has 25 years of experience in
the transport, power, utilities and energy sectors.
Also joining Rubicon as a managing director is Felix Fletcher, who will be responsible for establishing and running Rubicon’s new global private
He joins from financial advisory firm Chalkhill Partners, where he was the partner responsible for securing debt placement and sourcing institutional
Prior to that, he was a director at Australia and New Zealand Banking Group heading up their European debt capital markets business.
Before that, he spent eight years at RBC Capital Markets from 2006 to 2014, where he was responsible for European corporate and infrastructure
debt capital markets covering the UK, Germany, France, Spain and Scandinavia.
His experience includes having executed a number of corporate and infrastructure public and private bonds for sectors ranging from UK airports to German auto companies, and oil & gas companies.
These appointments follow Rubicon’s recent addition of new executives to its New York office following the June appointment of Robert Sternthal as
head of its North American practice, and the launch of a global renewable energy investment banking practice.