By Taryana Odayar
A former attorney and senior director at an investment management firm has joined Rubicon Infrastructure Advisors as it continues to fill out its New York-based power and renewables team.
Sonia McMillan has joined the specialist Irish investment bank as a managing director and general counsel from InfraRed Capital Partners, where she spent seven years as director of infrastructure and fund manager for infrastructure and real estate, according to her LinkedIn profile.
“Her extensive global experience in infrastructure investing and asset management along with her extensive legal and operational credentials will help to drive continued growth momentum firm-wide,” said Rubicon founder and ceo Conor Kelly, in a statement.
McMillan, who is qualified to practice as an attorney in Australia, England & Wales, and New York (pending), officially started at Rubicon on Nov. 1, although today marks her first day in the office.
McMillan began her career at DLA Piper in Melbourne, Australia, where she was a senior associate focusing on construction law and litigation from 2003 to 2006.
Her next four years were spent at Allen & Overy in London and New York, where she was a senior associate for their projects, energy and infrastructure group, before moving to InfraRed in 2010.
At InfraRed, McMillan guided the investment manager through its first infrastructure investments in North America and the expansion of its investment activities into Israel and South America.
McMillan’s recruitment is the latest in a string of recent Rubicon hires, which include Ignacio Ruiz Hens, known as Nacho, who also recently joined the firm as a managing director from Cubico Sustainable Investments (PFR, 9/18).
In August, Rubicon also hired as managing directors a former GE Energy Financial Services senior vice president, Jatin Gupta, and a CohnReznick Capital private placement specialist, Nick Sangermano (PFR, 8/16). ©