Cooper leaves Barclays

18 September 2012 Barclays’ head of infrastructure and structured project finance, David Cooper, has left the bank to head up an investment manager’s European infrastructure debt arm.
Australian firm Industry Funds Management (IFM) has appointed Cooper as investment director of debt investments to lead the firm’s drive into the UK and European infrastructure debt markets.

Cooper, who has a strong track record in the PPP sector from his time at Barclays and, previously, RBS and HBOS, will report to IFM’s global head of debt investments Robin Miller in Australia.

IFM is also planning to recruit another specialist to work out of its London office in the “coming months”.

“This is a key appointment for IFM in a growing and increasingly complex market environment,” said Miller. “We believe that this is only our first step and we will be ready to expand the team to meet demand.”

Barclays has yet to recruit a replacement for Cooper, but is understood to be actively searching for a successor.

This page was last updated on:
20 September 2014.

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