Ian Dixon

Managing Director and Analytical Head of EMEA and APAC Infrastructure Group, Fitch Credit Rating Agency

Biography

OVERVIEW – Wide international banking experience including retail banking, commercial and corporate banking as well as capital markets. Career has focused on the global project finance market including power, renewables, oil & gas, infrastructure and entertainment & leisure – for execution in the bank, retail or capital markets. Previously, ran a UK regulated subsidiary of a US Financial Service entity, managing board independently – including corporate governance, risk management and FCA reporting requirements.

CAREER – I am Head of Fitch Credit Rating Agency for all Infrastructure transactions in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia and Pacific region providing credit ratings for the benefit of Investors in the market. At Investec I was responsible for all bond issues for a wide range of businesses. Prior to Investec I was Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, European Infrastructure Finance of Ambac Assurance UK Limited a subsidiary of Ambac Financial Group Inc. Ambac provided financial guarantees for bond issues and who suffered a downgrading from “AAA” to below investment grade during the Global Financial Crisis. Prior to 2001, I worked for NatWest Bank / Royal Bank of Scotland including spending 5 years in New York.

Significant transactions I have undertaken include: –
Wasps Finance plc – Retail Bond £35m
Pendleton Salford Housing PFI £80m
Westmill Solar Cooperative Bond £12.5m
Eurotunnel £750m
Barts PFI Hospital £650m
Home Office PFI £275m
Arsenal Stadium £260m
Metronet and Tubelines PPP’s £575m / £450m
Colchester Garrison and Aspire Defence PFI’s £500m / £750m
Canadian Bridge P3 C$800m
Universal Islands of Adventure $1.5bn
Alliance Pipeline $4bn

EDUCATION – Associate of Chartered Institute of Bankers (84–88) Southwell Minster Grammar School (73–80)

PERSONAL – Married with 2 university children. Interests: – Travel, Walking, Music, Theatre and Arsenal

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