Rock Rail is delighted to be welcoming new Partner, David Rose, to the origination team. David will be joining later this year and brings significant expertise in structured project finance transactions within the rail sector. He will be supporting Rock Rail on financing opportunities in the UK and continental Europe.
David has over 20 years’ experience of financial advice and lending, having supported infrastructure projects in the UK, Europe and North America. He has previously worked alongside Rock Rail since 2015, as financial advisor on its first five new rolling stock deals and was instrumental in the development of innovative financing methods for the UK rail market.
David comes to Rock Rail from Operis, where he led their award winning financial advisory team. Prior to this, David held positions at Royal Bank of Canada and Deloitte, having begun his career as a consultant at PwC.
He will work on new and existing projects in the UK, where Rock Rail’s state-of-the-art fleets are helping transform rail travel for passengers, as well as delivering better value for the public sector and contributing to a greener, more sustainable railway. David will also help to extend Rock’s financing approach to deliver similar benefits to other rail infrastructure sectors, including digital signalling, electrification and depots.
Over the last 18 months Rock Rail has expanded its focus to bring its innovative rail infrastructure ownership and financing solutions to other European markets including Germany and France, where it is working on several upcoming rolling stock projects. David will also be supporting the business in this area, building on his previous experience advising on large-scale Public-Private Partnerships across a number of European markets.
As well as welcoming David as a partner, Rock has recently announced many other senior level appointments and the opening of its Berlin office later this year, reflecting its commitment to delivering better value rail financing solutions in both the UK and other markets.
Mark Swindell, CEO of Rock Rail, said:
“I am delighted that David will be joining us in September. Having been involved in all our previous new rolling stock deals, David already has a great understanding of Rock Rail and our institutional investor backed financing model. This, together with his extensive structured financing expertise and European experience, will be invaluable as we tailor our solutions for other rail infrastructure sectors and new markets.”