Stephen Simpson has over 15 years of experience in all aspects of principal infrastructure investing, including acquisitions, asset management and realization. He joined Instar in 2014 to lead the evaluation, negotiation and structuring of acquisitions as well as investment opportunities. Prior to joining Instar, Stephen was a vice president at Capstone Infrastructure Corporation, where he played a key role in the analysis, evaluation and execution of investment opportunities including renewable power projects, utility businesses, transportation assets and public-private partnerships (P3s). He also contributed his financial and operational acumen to the company’s portfolio of infrastructure businesses.
Previously, Stephen was a manager at Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets Canada Ltd., where he provided valuable asset management expertise to Macquarie Essential Assets Partnership (MEAP), a private investment fund, and served on the asset management teams for the Sea-to-Sky Highway, the Southeast Anthony Henday Drive, AltaLink and Aquarion, developing significant expertise across the P3 and transportation sectors and the electricity transmission and regulated utilities space. Stephen was actively involved in MEAP’s strategic initiatives, in particular the Fund’s realization through asset sales in 2010 and 2011.
Since 2006, Stephen has supported sustainability initiatives through his role on the Investment Committee for the Toronto Atmospheric Fund, a non-profit corporation established by the City of Toronto to finance local projects improving air quality and addressing climate change. Stephen currently sits on the board of directors of Skyservice Business Aviation and previously served as Interim CFO at Nieuport Aviation Infrastructure Partners. He holds a Master of Finance from INSEAD, an Honours Bachelor of Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University and the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.