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Pacific Partnerships executive team


  • Martin D'Uva 

    Managing Director
    MBA, BA

    Appointed as Managing Director of Pacific Partnerships in June 2017. Martin has 20 years' international experience, including managing different stages of PPPs. 
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    Martin has worked in Europe, North America and South America across transportation and social infrastructure projects. He was formerly Head of Mergers & Acquisitions at HOCHTIEF Group based in Germany. HOCHTIEF is a major PPP developer and manager in Europe and North America.


    Prior to that he was Asset Management Director of Iridium, an ACS Group company and leading global PPP developer and manager. Martin has a background in investment banking and private equity.

  • Cristobal Mateos

    Deputy Managing Director
    MSc (InfFin), MSc (PrjMgmt), B.S & M.S (CivEng)

    Appointed as Pacific Partnerships Deputy Managing Director in early 2017. Cristobal has more than 17 years’ international experience in public private partnerships,
    infrastructure and finance.
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    Cristobal has previously worked at Iridium, South Europe Infrastructure Equity Fund, and Equity & Debt Advisers, developing and managing infrastructure assets including equity and funding solutions. He has also held various Board directorships for special purpose vehicle companies in Europe, South Africa and Australia.

  • Simon Nicholls

    Executive General Manager Development and Technical
    BEng (Mech)

    Appointed Pacific Partnerships Executive General Manager Development and Technical in 2017. Simon has more than 15 years’ experience leading successful tender teams and delivering major infrastructure projects under traditional and PPP
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    Simon’s engineering and technical expertise and experience as a project director has been built across transport (including passenger, metro and light rail), services and infrastructure projects. He has previously established a locomotive leasing company and led significant business efficiency initiatives.

    Prior to joining Pacific Partnerships, Simon worked with companies including John Holland, SERCO, Downer EDI and Alstom Transport. 

  • Graham Whitson

    Executive General Manager, Operations
    BEng (Civil), Post Grad Qualifications in Business Administration and Applied Finance

    Appointed Pacific Partnerships Executive General Manager, Operations in 2016. Graham has more than 25 years’ experience in delivering major infrastructure projects around Australia and internationally, including 15 years specialising in PPPs. 
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    Graham has experience across a diverse range of projects including rail, motorways, hospitals, prisons, schools and transport hubs. He is responsible for Pacific Partnerships’ assets in Australia and New Zealand, including PPP and BOOT projects.


    Graham was previously Managing Director of Bilfinger RE Asset Management’s Australian business.

  • Jeremy Chung 

    Chief Financial Officer
    BCom (Hons, UNSW), LLB (UNSW), GAICD

    Appointed Pacific Partnerships Chief Financial Officer in 2018. Jeremy  has more than 15 years’ experience in finance and infrastructure originations with a focus on greenfield infrastructure and PPPs.
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    Jeremy has been with Pacific Partnerships since its formation and with the CIMIC Group for over nine years arranging debt finance and investing equity in the Group's projects. Prior to joining CIMIC Group, he was an Associate Director in the Infrastructure Originations team at Hastings Funds Management and Westpac.

  • Fiona Leong

    General Counsel

    Appointed as Pacific Partnerships General Counsel and Company Secretary in 2014 Fiona established the company’s legal function and corporate structure. 
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    Fiona has worked with CIMIC Group since 2011, previously assisting in the Group’s strategic review/corporate restructure and various Mergers & Acquisitions transactions, including the divestment of non-core businesses and assets.

    Prior to joining CIMIC Group, Fiona worked in private practice in top tier firms, working in general commercial, corporate and private Mergers & Acquisitions transactions and infrastructure consortium work.

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