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Spark Infrastructure appoints new chief financial officer

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Spark Infrastructure today announces the appointment of Mr Gerard Dover as its new Chief Financial Officer, commencing on 8 October 2019.

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Spark Infrastructure today announces the appointment of Mr Gerard Dover as its new Chief Financial Officer. Gerard will commence in the role on 8 October 2019.

“I am delighted to announce that Gerard will be joining as the new CFO of Spark Infrastructure. Gerard is a highly experienced CFO and finance executive with deep experience across the energy, infrastructure and renewables sectors in Australia and internationally. Gerard also brings a wealth of strategic and corporate finance experience to the role having spent over 10 years as a listed company CFO.” said Mr Rick Francis, Managing Director of Spark Infrastructure.

“Gerard has excellent financial management and treasury experience across both debt and equity markets and has had significant experience in investor relations and stakeholder management”, he added.

Spark Infrastructure undertook a comprehensive external recruitment process for the position of Chief Financial Officer. A short biography of Mr Dover is set out below.

Gerard Dover BSc (Hon), Banking & Finance, FCA (ICAEW), GAICD, FCT

Mr Dover has extensive experience in business leadership working with public company/listed boards, stock exchanges and private equity investors, banks and advisers. He is a highly commercial executive with an established track record of success in IPOs, trade sales, equity and debt raisings, M&A, and financial performance improvement.

Gerard has a genuine passion for the energy sector. His areas of expertise include power infrastructure and renewable energy, financial and strategic planning, accounting and treasury, IT systems and risk management, with proven competencies in business strategy and operations, valuations, acquisitions and divestments, capital raisings, investor relations, commercial negotiations, team leadership and development.

Gerard holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours), Banking & Finance from Loughborough University. He is a Chartered Accountant, a Member of the Association of Corporate Treasurers and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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