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Board biographies

Martin Stanley, Chairman

Martin Stanley is the Global Head of Macquarie Asset Management (MAM), a top 50 global asset manageer managing approximately A$550 billion in assets.

Mr. Stanley joined Macquarie in July 2004 to support the growth of its international infrastructure funds management platform. Helping to establish and manage Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets’ (MIRA) flagship European funds, Mr. Stanley directed a number of landmark transactions for the business, including; the acquisition of Thames Water, the largest water and waste water company in the UK; the take-private of Techem GmBH in Germany; and the divestment of Global Towers Partners in the United States.

Mr. Stanley was appointed Head of MIRA in 2010 and led the world’s largest infrastructure manager as it expanded into new sectors, markets and real asset classes. Following his appointment as Head of MAM in 2018, Mr. Stanley continues to chair the Boards and Investment Committees of MIRA’s largest funds, setting the strategic direction for the business as it seeks to build, manage and enhance assets that underpin the sustainable development of economies and communities.

Before joining Macquarie, Mr. Stanley worked for 18-years in the utility and energy sectors. Mr. Stanley was a senior director at TXU Europe Group, an energy services business involved in generation, supply and trading of electricity and gas. He started his career at Manweb, the regulated power distribution network covering the North West of the United Kingdom.

Mr. Stanley holds an MPhil Energy Economics degree from Loughborough University of Technology, UK.

Norman H. Brown, Jr, Lead Independent Director

Norman Brown has served as a director of the Company since December 2004 and as lead independent director since October 2016.

Mr. Brown currently serves as a Member and Senior Managing Director of Brock Capital Group LLC, which provides investment banking services for early stage and middle market companies, a position he has held since December 2003.

Mr. Brown’s previous experience comprises of over 30 years of experience in the investment banking business. During 2002 and 2003, Mr. Brown attended to private investments. From December 2000 to December 2001, he was Managing Director and Senior Advisor for Credit Suisse First Boston in the Global Industrial & Services Group with new business development responsibility for Latin America. During Mr. Brown’s 15 years at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette Securities Corporation, from June 1985 to December 2000, he was a member of the Mergers & Acquisitions Group, established and headed the Restructuring Group, and headed the Global Metals & Mining Group. Until December 2009, Mr. Brown was the lead independent director for W.P. Stewart & Co. Growth Fund, Inc.

Amanda Brock, Director

Amanda Brock has served as a director of the Company since September 2018.

Ms. Brock is the Chief Operating Officer of Solaris Water Midstream, an integrated water infrastructure company serving the midstream energy industry.

She has spent her career focused in the global oil and gas, power, and water sectors. Before joining Solaris, Ms. Brock was CEO of Water Standard, a water treatment company focused on desalination as well as produced water, waste water treatment and recycling in both the upstream and downstream energy industry. Previously, Ms. Brock was President of the Americas for Azurix, and was responsible for developing water infrastructure and related services, and prior to that managed global power assets and related partnerships.

Ms. Brock serves on the Boards of Cabot Oil & Gas, the Texas Business Hall of Fame, and Harte Institute (HRI) for Gulf of Mexico Studies. She previously served on the Board of Trustees of LSU Law School and the Texas Water Commission. In 2017, Ms. Brock was inducted into the Houston Woman’s Business Hall of Fame.

Maria Jelescu Dreyfus, Director

Maria Jelescu Dreyfus has served as a director of the Company since September 2018.

Ms. Dreyfus is the Chief Executive Officer of Ardinall Investment Management, an alternative investment firm she founded focused on energy infrastructure in Latin America.

Previously, Ms. Dreyfus spent 15 years at Goldman Sachs, where she most recently served as a portfolio manager and managing director at Goldman Sachs Investment Partners in the Investment Management Division.

Ms. Dreyfus is a member of the Advisory Board of the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs, where she is also the Co-Chair of their Women in Energy program. She is a member of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Corporation Development Committee and sits on the Economics Department Visiting Committee. Additionally, she serves as a director on the boards of two non-profit organizations: Girls, Inc. of NYC and Breakthrough New York. She is a member of the Economic Club of New York, a member of New America Alliance, and a member of the Milken Institute’s Young Leaders Circle.

Ronald Kirk, Director

Ronald Kirk has served as a director of the Company since November 2016.

Mr. Kirk currently services as Senior of Counsel with the law firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in its Dallas and Washington D.C. offices, a position he has held since March 2013. He is Co-Chair of the International Trade Practice Group and a member of the Sports Law, Public Policy, Crisis Management and Private Equity Practice Groups.

From March 2009 until March 2013, Mr. Kirk served as the 16th U.S. Trade Representative. His tenure as Trade Representative focused on the development and enforcement of U.S. intellectual property law in particular. Prior to serving as U.S. Trade Representative, Mr. Kirk was a partner of the Vinson & Elkins law firm.

Mr. Kirk was the Mayor of Dallas, Texas from 1995 to 2001. Before being elected Mayor, Mr. Kirk was appointed as Texas Secretary of State by Governor Ann Richards, served as a legislative aide to U.S. Senator Lloyd Bentsen, and was named as chair of Texas’ General Service Commission. He also served as a City of Dallas assistant city attorney.

Henry E. "Jack" Lentz, Director

Jack Lentz has served as director of the Company since August 2011.

Mr. Lentz also serves on the boards of Carbo Ceramics Inc. (since 2003) and WPX Energy, Inc. (since 2012). He is a member of the audit committee and chair of the compensation committee of Carbo Ceramics Inc. and a chair of the compensation committee of WPX Energy, Inc.

He was also a non-executive director of Peabody Energy Corporation (from 1998 to 2017). From March 2009 to March 2011, Mr. Lentz was a Managing Director at Lazard Freres & Co. Between September 2008 and March 2009, he was a Managing Director at Lehman Brothers, where he headed the natural resources group (1993-1997) and was active in merchant banking. From 1988 to 1993, he was the Vice Chairman of Wasserstein Parella & Co. and head of its energy group. Mr Lentz started his career at Lehman Brothers in 1971.

Ouma Sananikone, Director

Ouma Sananikone has served as a director of the Company since February 2013.

Ms. Sananikone serves as a non-executive director of Icon Parking (since 2006) in the U.S. She was also a non-executive director of the Caisse de Depot et Placement de Quebec in Canada (2007-2017), Moto Hospitality Services (from 2006-2009) and Air Serv Holdings (from 2006-2013). She was previously Chairman of Smarte Carte from 2007 to 2010 and of EvolutionMedia from 2003 to 2005. She also acted as Australian Financial Services Fellow for the U.S. on behalf of Invest Australia from 2005 to 2008.

Ms. Sananikone served as director of State Super Corporation of NSW (Australia) from 2002 to 2005 and as a director of Babcock and Brown Direct Investment Fund (Australia) from 2002 to 2005. In addition, she was previously a Managing Director with responsibility for Corporate Strategy and Development at BT Financial Group, part of Westpac Banking Group from 2002 to 2003, and the Chief Executive Officer of Aberdeen Asset Management (Australia) Ltd, a division of Aberdeen Asset Management PLC from 2000 to 2001. From 1994 to 2000, Ms. Sananikone held senior positions at EquitiLink Group, which was later acquired by Aberdeen Asset Management PLC.

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