Group Co-Head, Project Structuring & Investment (West)
As Co-Head of the Project Structuring & Investment (PSI) group, Stuart co-leads and provides executive support for the PSI group in the Americas, including Plenary’s west coast offices in Los Angeles and in Vancouver.
The PSI team is responsible for Plenary’s infrastructure development and investment activities including pre-development, bidding, commercial and financial structuring and equity investment in greenfield infrastructure projects and secondary acquisitions.
Stuart has 25+ years’ of project finance and public-private partnership (P3) experience across the U.S., Canada, Europe and Australia. He has successfully led bidding consortia under a variety of risk allocation approaches including availability payment and hybrid real estate models in the social infrastructure and civil/transportation sectors. Stuart’s resume of leading successful P3 pursuits in the U.S. includes the UC Merced 2020 Project (California), Long Beach Civic Center & Port Headquarters Project (California), Long Beach Court House (California), Presidio Parkway (California), Port of Miami Tunnel (Florida) and SH183 (Texas) projects. Stuart has also provided executive oversight and support in closing more than 15 infrastructure projects in North America, including in the social infrastructure, transportation, broadband and campus utility sectors.
Prior to joining Plenary in 2013, Stuart worked for a number of global infrastructure developers and investors and practiced as a project finance lawyer at Magic Circle and Big Six law firms in London and Sydney. Stuart holds a Bachelor of Arts/Law from University of Queensland (Australia) and a Master of Business Administration from INSEAD (France). Stuart lives in Los Angeles with his husband and participates on the board of non-profit public benefit corporation in California.