Holmes joins GIB from Dutch bank NIBC where he led the Capital Markets division of the Infrastructure and Renewables business and managed their UK origination and advisory practice.

An infrastructure and renewables expert with a focus on waste management, Holmes will also work closely with Greensphere Capital LLP and Foresight Group, who manage the two waste funds in which GIB has invested.

Holmes takes over from Adrian Judge who was one of the earliest members of the GIB team, working within Government before the GIB launched in November 2012.

Commenting on his appointment, Holmes said: “As someone who has built a career in infrastructure and project finance, this represents a great new professional challenge for me in a sector I am passionate about. GIB has the sector knowledge and the capital to make a real difference and I’m looking forward to building upon the excellent work by Adrian and the team.”

UK Green Investment Bank chief executive, Shaun Kingsbury, said: “Waste recycling and waste to energy projects are absolutely critical parts of the jigsaw we need to put together if the UK is to hit its ambitious environmental targets. We’re pleased to welcome Chris and the wealth of experience he brings in financial services generally and waste infrastructure in particular”.

Leigh Stringer

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