Macquarie US infrastructure head Butcher added to gas/oil detail

Nick Butcher, who has helped the infrastructure stalwart expand in North America, will also head its US oil and gas group. Australia-born Butcher joined the company in 1996.

A senior executive who has been crucial in helping Macquarie Group establish and grow its Stateside infrastructure profile has donned another hat for the Sydney, Australia financial-services provider.

The company appointed Nick Butcher US head of oil and gas, according to a press announcement.

Butcher is currently head of infrastructure, utilities and real estate in North America for Macquarie—a role he will continue to fill, a Macquarie spokeswoman confirmed.

The spokeswoman explained that the oil and gas industry group will “roll up” to Butcher. The company in a statement said his experience and business network will benefit the unit.

Astralia native Butcher joined Macquarie in 1996 after graduating from the University of New South Wales, and has worked in London for the company.

In 2008, after rising to executive director, Butcher was named head of infrastructure and utilities in the US and Mexico. In November, he added real estate to his job description.

In April, Macquarie, teamed with Skanska Infrastructure Development, closed the landmark Midtown Tunnel project in Virginia, a $2 billion public-private partnership (PPP).

Butcher is based in New York as is Tom Hassen, the global chairman of oil and gas for Macquarie.