John Laing appoints Luke Gorton as Head of Europe
John Laing Group (“John Laing”), a leading international investor and active manager of core infrastructure assets, today announced that it has appointed Luke Gorton as Head of Europe.
Luke joins from Credit Suisse where he was Head of Infrastructure EMEA. Luke spent three years as a Director in the Energy and Infrastructure Team at BNP Paribas and started his career at Macquarie.
Luke has a master’s degree in Commerce from the University of Otago and bachelor’s degrees in Science and Commerce and Administration from Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand.
He has advised on c.€280bn of infrastructure transactions across the transport, utilities, energy transition and telecommunications sectors.
Luke will be a member of John Laing’s Senior Management Group and will report to Chief Executive Andrew Truscott. He will join John Laing on 19 September and will be based in London.
Andrew Truscott, Chief Executive of John Laing, said: “Luke’s extensive network, combined with his wealth of experience in origination, M&A and infrastructure financing, will prove invaluable to John Laing as we seek to further grow our European franchise.”
Last month John Laing announced that Yangshi Yu would join in September from Macquarie as an Associate Director focused on European public-private partnerships.
The new hires follow the appointment of Andrew Truscott as Chief Executive Officer of John Laing in March 2023.
John Laing’s recent European investments include the Rv555, Norway’s largest-ever public-private partnership, and the acquisition of a portfolio of assets from Infrabridge, the infrastructure manager of the Irish Infrastructure Fund, a transaction which represented the largest single investment in John Laing’s history. The Irish assets consist of Towercom, Ireland’s leading independent telecommunications tower company, Valley Healthcare, Ireland’s largest primary care centre developer and operator, and Convention Centre Dublin (CCD), the country’s only purpose-built conference venue.