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Karl Smith

Managing Director at Green Investment Group


Karl leads the principal equity investments for the offshore wind (OSW) asset management team. He is the managing director and member of the OSW fund investment committee.

Karl joined the Green Investment Group (GIG) in 2012, having previously spent three years advising on and developing energy and infrastructure transactions with Hideal Partners. Prior to this role, Karl spent four years with Babcock and Brown in principal equity investment, and also held similar positions with ABN Amro, Macquarie Bank and KPMG.

Karl has extensive experience in principal equity investment, debt investments and financial advisory across the energy and infrastructure sector. In particular, he was the lead principal for GIG's investments in Rhyl Flats and Gwynt y Mor which led to a significant capital investment in the OSW fund.

 Karl has a Bachelor of Finance (honours) from the University of Melbourne