Board of Director
Michael Fitzpatrick AO
BEng (Hons), MA Oxon
Mike has over 40 years in the financial services sector. Committed to sustainability, Mike and his associated interests have made a range of investments in renewable energy and related technology development.
Mike Fitzpatrick has over 40 years in the financial services sector. Committed to sustainability, Mike and his associated interests have made a range of investments in renewable energy and related technology development. Current investments include electric vehicles (California based Proterra) and high purity quartz for use in silicon manufacture (Creswick Quartz).
Mike holds a number of other non executive directorships, including Infrastructure Capital Group, Carnegie Clean Energy Limited and Latam Autos Limited. Mike is also a Trustee of the Rhodes Trust.
Infrastructure Capital Group is a leading Australian based mid market infrastructure fund manager with almost A$1.8 billion in equity investments and with almost A$500 million allocated to renewable energy in its recently launched Australian Renewable Infrastructure Fund (ARIF). Carnegie Clean Energy is a leading developer of utility scale solar projects as well as zero emission wave energy technology development.
In 1994 Mike founded Hastings Funds Management Ltd (Hastings), the pioneering infrastructure asset management company where he was Managing Director until he sold his interest in 2005. Hastings was then one of the largest managers of infrastructure and alternative assets in Australia (including infrastructure, high yield debt, private equity and timberland) managing investments of approximately A$3.8 billion. Hastings’ related directorships included Pacific Hydro, Australian Infrastructure Fund, Utilities Trust of Australia and Hastings Diversified Utilities Fund.
Prior to establishing Hastings, Mike was a director of CS First Boston. He also previously held positions with Merrill Lynch and First Boston in New York, the Victorian Treasury and Telecom Australia.
Mike is a former Chairman of Pacific Current Group Limited, Victorian Funds Management Corporation, the Australian Football League and the Australian Sports Commission, a former director of Rio Tinto Limited and Rio Tinto plc, a former member of the Melbourne Park Tennis Centre Trust, a former director of the Carlton Football Club and a former director of the Walter & Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research.
Mike has a Bachelor of Engineering with Honours from the University of Western Australia and a Master of Arts from Oxford University where he was the 1975 Rhodes Scholar from Western Australia.