COAST TO CAPITAL LEP APPOINTS NEW HEAD OF INFRASTRUCTURE AND INVESTMENT

13 June 2013

Coast to Capital LEP has strengthened its management team with the appointment of Spiros Tarazis as Head of Infrastructure and Investment.

Coast to Capital LEP has strengthened its management team with the appointment of Spiros Tarazis as Head of Infrastructure and Investment. Spiros will be responsible for the delivery of the Growing Places Fund and the progress of all transport, place and broadband projects undertaken by the LEP.

Working closely with Chief Executive Ron Crank, Spiros will also maintain and develop links with government departments, area partnerships and other LEPs to ensure Coast to Capital adopts best practice in relation to the management and development of investment, infrastructure, transport funding and broadband opportunities.

Spiros was born in Greece and has spent most of his professional life there and in the UK. He studied Mathematics at the National University of Athens and undertook post graduate studies at the London School of Economics.

During the past twenty-five years, Spiros has been involved in economic development, project finance and investments across a number of industries including infrastructure, transport, real estate and energy.  His professional career includes establishing a boutique transaction and financial advisory practice (advising on major infrastructure projects and other investments) and leading PwC's Project Finance & Privatisation Team in Greece. He has been a Senior Advisor at a Saudi Aramco Joint Venture and has worked for an affiliate to the legacy Hill Samuel Investment Banking & Services Group in the UK.

Speaking on his appointment, Spiros said: "I am delighted to be joining Coast to Capital LEP at this exciting phase of its development. I look forward to utilising my prior experience of delivering innovative finance and investment solutions across the public and private sectors for the benefit of the Coast to Capital region."

Ron Crank, Chief Executive of Coast to Capital LEP commented: "Following a rigorous recruitment process, I am delighted to welcome Spiros to our small but growing team. His experience in delivering complex financial transactions and pioneering infrastructure investments will be a major asset for our team."

 
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