AMP Capital adds directors in London, Sydney

The two senior staff are joining the infrastructure equity team, following another appointment in New York last month.

Australian fund manager AMP Capital has appointed Niamh McBreen as an investment director in the infrastructure equity team in London and Stasha Prnjatovic as an energy-focused investment director in Sydney. 

McBreen, joining the firm on 1 July, is responsible for asset management across the firm’s European infrastructure assets, reporting to David Rees, head of asset management for Europe. 

Prior to joining AMP Capital, she was an executive director at UK Government Investments, an associated body of HM Treasury, and worked on several portfolio assets including Network Rail, Highways England, NATS and Companies House. She previously spent 15 years at rolling stock lessor Alpha Trains and its predecessor company where she held roles across business development, procurement and corporate finance.

Prnjatovic, in her newly created role, will lead the sourcing, onboarding and asset management of energy infrastructure assets in Australia and New Zealand on behalf of the firm’s investors, as she joins next Monday. She will report to Michael Cummings, head of Australia and New Zealand infrastructure equity funds. 

She previously worked as the commercial director at New South Wales Treasury, where she oversaw the A$34 billion ($25.8 billion; €22.7 billion) privatisations of TransGrid, Ausgrid and Endeavour Energy. 

“Prnjatovic’s appointment follows the recent acquisition of a major stake in Endeavour Energy on behalf of long-term client REST as part of the Advance Energy Consortium, and she will be invaluable when it comes to our existing energy investments such as Powerco NZ and Evergen,” said Boe Pahari, AMP Capital’s global head of infrastructure equity.

Early last month, the firm also added Brent Tasugi, a former executive at Oaktree Capital Management, to its New York-based infrastructure equity team.