- Managing Director, Latin America and Interim Head, Infrastructure & Natural Resources
Dale Burgess leads the Latin America Infrastructure team and has deep experience in the utilities, power and transportation sectors. He worked on the acquisition of Cubico Sustainable Investments and Autopista Arco Norte and currently serves on the board of Saesa. Dale originally joined Ontario Teachers' finance group in 1996, and was an Assistant Portfolio Manager in the real estate investment group before joining the Infrastructure team in 2003.
Dale holds a BA (Accounting) from the University of Waterloo. He is a Chartered Accountant, a CFA Charterholder and a graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors.
- Senior Principal
John Kaye is a member of the Latin America Infrastructure team and is a board member of our Chilean regulated water companies, Essbio and Esval. John has a variety of transaction experience across the utility, transport and power sectors from his tenure at Ontario Teachers'. He joined the infrastructure team full-time in 2008 after completing an internship with Ontario Teachers' in the summer of 2007. He was previously an investment banking analyst at National Bank Financial.
John earned a BBA (Honours, Economics and Finance) and a B.Sc. (Major Computer Science) from Bishop's University, and an MBA from the Rotman School of Management. He is a CFA Charterholder and has completed the OTPP Private Investments Board of Directors Program at the University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management.
- Senior Principal
Stacey Purcell joined the Infrastructure Group in 2005 and is a member of the Latin America Infrastructure team. She has been involved in a number of transactions including the acquisitions of Essbio, Nuevosur, Esval and Saesa. Stacey has served on the boards of Essbio, Esval, Saesa, AndesCan and Bristol Airport. Prior to joining Ontario Teachers', she was a part of the corporate development team at Enbridge Inc. and a financial analyst at Enbridge Gas Distribution.
Stacey earned a B.Comm. at Dalhousie University. She is a Chartered Business Valuator and a graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors.
- Senior Principal
Thiago is a member of the Latin America Infrastructure team. He joined Ontario Teachers' in 2008 and has been sourcing, reviewing and negotiating investment opportunities in infrastructure and timberland on a global basis. Thiago has worked on the acquisition of Cubico Sustainable Investments, Weyburn Oil field and on the divestment of our timberland investment in Brazil. Prior to joining Ontario Teachers', he worked in the private equity group at Brookfield Asset Management in Toronto which focused on real estate, infrastructure and timberland investments. Before that, Thiago worked for nine years in asset management at Braskem in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Thiago holds an Industrial Engineering degree from the School of Industrial Engineering in Sao Paulo, Brazil and an MBA from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. He has completed the OTPP Private Investments Board of Directors Program at the University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management.
Jan Brand helps manage Ontario Teachers' investments across a wide array of geographies and sectors, including the Sydney Desalination Plant in Sydney, Australia and InterGen, a global independent power producer with assets in Australia, Mexico, and the United Kingdom. Prior to joining Ontario Teachers', Jan worked in investment banking with BMO Capital Markets in Montreal, Quebec, where he advised clients on multiple transactions and capital issuances.
Jan holds a Masters in Financial Economics from the University of Toronto and the Rotman School of Management as well as a joint honours Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Finance from McGill University.
Anton Kobzev is a Principal in the Latin America Infrastructure team. He has been involved in the infrastructure sector for five years and has significant experience in structuring and executing investments in North and South America.
In his current role, Anton is part of a team that covers the infrastructure sector in Latin America. Prior to joining Ontario Teachers', he worked in investment banking with Bank of America Merrill Lynch in Canada.
Anton holds a BCom degree in Finance and Economics from Rotman Commerce at the University of Toronto. He is a CFA charterholder.
Jeff McCabe joined Ontario Teachers' in 2011. He has global transactions and asset management experience across multiple infrastructure and natural resource sectors, with strong expertise in power and renewables. He has worked on deals in Europe, North America and Latin America, and was actively involved in the establishment of Anbaric Development Partners, the acquisition of Cubico Sustainable Investments, and the sale of the Express Pipeline System. He has also worked with portfolio companies such as InterGen and HS1 for several years.
Jeff has B.Sc. (Chemistry) from McGill University, an M.Sc. (Chemistry) from the University of Toronto, and an MBA from the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management. He is a CFA charterholder.
Ashley joined Ontario Teachers' in 2015. She previously worked for a Canadian based infrastructure fund on direct transactions and asset management. Since joining Ontario Teachers' she has been involved in a number of investments, including the acquisition of London City Airport. She is currently actively involved in two portfolio companies: BluEarth and Saesa.
Ashley holds an Honors Business Administration degree from the Richard Ivey School of Business and an Honours B.E.Sc. degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Western Ontario. She also serves on the MLSE Foundation Game Changers Executive Committee.
Nicolas Ress joined Ontario Teachers' in 2015 and has worked on the acquisition of Koole Terminals in the Netherlands and Autopista Arco Norte in Mexico. Nicolas has also been involved in the asset management of Cubico Sustainable Investments, a renewable energy investment platform, since its inception. Prior to joining Ontario Teachers', Nicolas worked in capital markets at Goldman Sachs in both London and Paris.
Nicolas holds an MBA from the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management and a Master of Finance from the University of Paris-Dauphine.