Cooper leaves Barclays
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.