Iain Macaulay

Head of Project Finance

Iain has grown the project finance team since joining CDC late 2016 both in team size, diversified expertise and quantum of deals executed. Focusing on growth of the originated pipeline, diversification across multiple infrastructure sectors and being appointed as MLA in a greater portion of our deals in execution.

Before CDC, Iain held senior positions at Nedbank’s Corporate and Investment Bank in South Africa.

Iain brings extensive project finance experience, as lead arranger of transactions and debt syndicates across a broad range of infrastructure sectors, across South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa, including telecoms (where for a number of years he led Nedbank’s Telecommunications team), road and rail infrastructure, African real estate, agri-processing, general infrastructure and water.

For the first ten years of his career, Iain worked in business consulting, engineering, property development. Iain Holds an MBA from Wits Business School and a BSc and MSc from Wits University Johannesburg. Iain holds South African national colours for rowing.