Kensington appoints two managing directors
Mr. McConnell has lead responsibility for the Kensington Hedge Fund, while Mr. Walker leads Kensington's infrastructure business. They both will serve on the Kensington Investment Committee responsible for all investment decisions of the Kensington Funds.
Mr. McConnell has built a 25-year career in the investment banking and global fund management business, working in Canada, the UK and Asia. He has worked for many large international institutions including Barclays Global Investors, Deutsche Bank and Merrill Lynch, as well as smaller entrepreneurial firms, to the establishment of a private equity firm. He is currently a director of Gryphus Capital, a Singapore based private equity firm which he co-founded in 2002. He recently completed a 4-year term as Deputy Chairman of the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) Canada.
Mr. Walker has a 38-year track record in power plant development, energy security and urban planning. John was a founding director of the Greater Toronto Airports Authority in 1992, and Chaired the first Planning and Development committee of the Board.
Mr. Walker was co-founder and a founding Director of the Borealis Infrastructure Fund (now owned by OMERS), was a senior advisor to Falconbridge (now Xtrata) on the Koniambo project in New Caledonia, and spent ten years at Ontario Hydro where his responsibilities included route and site selection, alternative energy and international market development. ■