Sinesh joined the Green Campus team in 2017, turning the basic financial projections that had been drawn up thus far into a highly sophisticated financial model that could simulate various scenarios in order to help Green Campus organise it's business model and finance targets. Accomplished results driven, transaction and finance professional with extensive experience across a variety of sectors including Education, Primary Health, Renewable Energy and Property across the UK and Europe and other OECD countries. Proven track record of origination, project and finance delivery and asset management to drive significant revenue and growth.
A strong leader with Board Director and Investment Committee experience of resolving commercial issues and approving investment decisions. Adept at implementing and managing business functions from accounting, finance, treasury and tax, legal and compliance and technical. Entrepreneurial in approach building strong consortium and advisory teams with success in raising and managing over £3 billion of equity and debt finance.
Chief Financial Officer
EMPIRE PROPERTY CONCEPTS LIMITED
Responsible for Finance & Accounting, IT and HR functions and teams.
Main Board Director actively managing operational and business functions, implementing newsystems, raising capital, executing acquisitions and disposals.
PRE FC Limited
Project Finance Consultancy (Infrastructure and Real Estate) specialising in raising debt/equitycapital and assembling teams for Mergers and Acquisitions, Business Expansion and CorporateRestructuring or Refinancing.
May 2018 – Present
Amber Infrastructure Limited
2012 – Mar 2018
Operational responsibility of the UK education portfolio consisting of 50 PFI assets.
Senior management and board representation on 50% of the portfolio with a total value of £100m+. Managing a finance function of 3 qualified project accountants and 3 general managers
Sir Robert McAlpine
2010 – Aug 2012
Legal and finance lead for the King Edward VII Hospital (Bermuda) – Winner of PartnershipBulletin Project Finance Deal of the Year 2011.
Board responsibility for 2 PPP projects with direct reports of general managers and finance in the UK and Bermuda
International Investment Manager
Westmont Hospitality Group
Sep 2009 – Feb 2010
Financial Controller of 2 Bermuda funds with European and Canadian investments
Responsibility for the worldwide finance and accounting functions based in Amsterdam, Luxembourg, Mauritius, India, Japan, South Africa, Morocco, British Virgin Islands, Curacao and Canada
Head of Finance
Mar 2009 – Sep 2009
Lead for public and private sector opportunities across Europe, TCV £100m+
Successful outcomes for 3 opportunities of £400m+ (MOD, DWP, Telefonica)
Transformed investment committee decision making to ensure economic viability and increase confidence in the ability to deliver forecast profits of all new business opportunities.
Transaction & Project Finance Manager
Balfour Beatty Investments
Feb 2005 – Feb 2009
PPP/PFI transactions executed:
Health – executed 2006 - 2007 – total bond financing (£1.3bn bond financing)
Street Lighting - 2007 (£30m bank financing)
Regulated Acquisition (Water) – 2007 (£383m)
Airport Acquisition – 2008 (£14m)
Achieved financial close on the QE 2 Hospital Project, Birmingham within 6 months after the original funders retracted, receiving £93m into the company in time for half year results.
Successfully reduced capital costs to mitigate against budgetary constraints ensuring delivery of £32m of finance for the Derby City Street Lighting Project.
Group Financial Controller
Savoy Hotel Group
Jun 2002 – Jan 2005
Management of Group finance function, including central overhead departments, group payroll, group pension scheme, all consolidation of management accounts, management reporting, statutory reporting, tax, treasury, banking, loans documents compliance and administration
Company Secretarial Duties
Disposal of The Lygon Arms Hotel, Worcestershire (£17m)
Disposal of the Savoy Group of Hotels (£750m)
Group re-financing (£375m)
Disposal of The Savoy Hotel to Fairmont Hotels (£250m)
Management and cost control of major Capital Expenditure Projects (£20m – £40m)
Involved in the introduction of Gordon Ramsay outlets within the group and in the review of the operational contracts and agreements pre signature stage