Natasha Nankivell

Partner and Founder

Natasha Nankivell is Partner and Founder of Global Alternative Funds.

Prior to founding Global Alternative Funds, Natasha was Managing Director and Global Partner at The Carlyle Group from 2011-2018.

During her time at The Carlyle Group Natasha was responsible for Carlyle’s relationships with Institutional and High Net Worth investors across Australia and New Zealand, working with her clients on portfolio development and investment opportunities across all alternative asset classes of private equity, private debt, infrastructure & energy and real estate .

Natasha joined The Carlyle Group from Macquarie Group where she was Executive Director and Head of Private Capital Markets for Asia.

Over her career in investment banking which to date has spanned 30 years, Natasha has held senior positions at banks and other financial institutions. These include Challenger Financial Services, Merrill Lynch International and Bankers Trust.

Natasha is also currently Chair of  Queensland Investment Corporation’s Private Capital Markets Investment Committee, a Council Member at the University of Wollongong and a Governor of the Board of Trustees and Investment Committee Member of the Centenary Institute.

Natasha has a Bachelor of Science in Pure and Applied Mathematics from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia

Peter Lyneham is a Partner at Global Alternative Funds. Previously, Peter was a Managing Director and founding member of Goldman Sachs’ Infrastructure Investment Group, having joined Goldman Sachs in 1999.  

He began his career with Goldman Sachs in Sydney and moved to London in 2004, where he was one of the three founding members of the Goldman Sachs infrastructure investing business within the firm’s Merchant Banking Division. Goldman Sachs Infrastructure Partners (now West Street Infrastructure Partners), managed approximately US$10 billion in infrastructure equity capital at the time of Peter’s departure at the end of 2016.

Peter sat on the Infrastructure Investment Group’s Investment Committee and on Goldman Sachs’ firmwide Physical Commodity Review Committee. He also sat on the boards of Associated British Ports, the UK’s largest port company, Redexis Gas, Spain’s second largest gas transmission and distribution business, and Elenia, Finland’s second largest electricity distribution and district heating company.

Since leaving Goldman Sachs, Peter has continued to advise and invest his own capital alongside partners in both direct private investments and through alternative managers.

Peter has a Bachelor of Commerce (First Class Honours, major in Finance) and Bachelor of Laws from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia.

Peter Lyneham

Partner

Peter Lyneham

Partner

Peter Lyneham is a Partner at Global Alternative Funds. Previously, Peter was a Managing Director and founding member of Goldman Sachs’ Infrastructure Investment Group, having joined Goldman Sachs in 1999.

He began his career with Goldman Sachs in Sydney and moved to London in 2004, where he was one of the three founding members of the Goldman Sachs infrastructure investing business within the firm’s Merchant Banking Division. Goldman Sachs Infrastructure Partners (now West Street Infrastructure Partners), managed approximately US$10 billion in infrastructure equity capital at the time of Peter’s departure at the end of 2016.

Peter sat on the Infrastructure Investment Group’s Investment Committee and on Goldman Sachs’ firmwide Physical Commodity Review Committee. He also sat on the boards of Associated British Ports, the UK’s largest port company, Redexis Gas, Spain’s second largest gas transmission and distribution business, and Elenia, Finland’s second largest electricity distribution and district heating company.

Since leaving Goldman Sachs, Peter has continued to advise and invest his own capital alongside partners in both direct private investments and through alternative managers..

Peter has a Bachelor of Commerce (First Class Honours, major in Finance) and Bachelor of Laws from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia.

Donna Willinge

Director

Donna joined Global Alternative Funds in February 2020 with over 15 years of experience in investment banking client advisory.

Donna commenced her career at UBS investment Bank in Mergers and Acquisitions before joining the Private Placements Group of Macquarie Group where she was
responsible for Macquarie’s relationships with institutional investors, in respect of investment opportunities across all asset classes and geographies.

Donna later formed part of the Private Capital Markets team at Macquarie Capital with responsibility for deal origination and advisory to institutional investors in Australia and Asia, with a focus on transaction selection, consortium formation and deal execution across various industry sectors.

Most recently, Donna co-founded the leading executive search firm JS Careers. As Founding Director and Head of Business Development, Donna was responsible for relationship management and providing strategic advice to leading global and domestic alternatives managers, institutional investors and investment banks.

Donna holds a Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Laws with Distinction from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia.



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