From London, Kate focuses on investing in infrastructure projects in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East across sectors including transport, energy, and digital products and services.
Why did you decide to join GIC?
The breadth of the role at GIC piqued my interest – large deals, flexible investment mandate, global strategy. It felt unique from other comparable roles on the market.
Working here, I enjoy the positive and inclusive culture where there are plenty of opportunities to learn.
What does your typical workday look like?
“No two days are the same,” to use a cliché. We are now in a hybrid working model in London as a result of multiple lockdowns, so I typically come into the office 2-3 times per week. My typical day, regardless of location, is split between working on transactions and managing our investments. A significant portion of my time is spent analysing new investment opportunities, meeting with management teams, and conducting due diligence on prospective investments.
What do you like most about working here?
The opportunity to work with a high-quality GIC team and some of the most experienced people in the Infrastructure industry. GIC has a significant global reach and we often interact with impressive people, regardless of our level within the company.
The team comes from a range of backgrounds; for example, our team is made up of people from all over the world including Australia, Russia, Italy, Latvia and China, to name a few.
How would you describe the learning & development culture at GIC?
We provide “on-the-job” training for new hires, but GIC provides structured internal training as well as support for employees who are interested in external professional courses.
What you should know before joining GIC
Cultural fit and shared values are important at GIC – having a genuine desire to work at GIC over other funds will set you apart.
You are given responsibilities right from the start, and everyone is expected to bring valuable contributions to the table. The role is intellectually demanding, but we are encouraged to think outside the box. There is a strong emphasis on “team” – at the departmental, office, and global levels – and the firm invests in ensuring that there are many opportunities to connect across the firm (i.e. global retreats, Thanks giving Lunch, Dragon Boat Racing, Christmas party etc.).