Lachlan Creswell, Head of Green Investment Group, Macquarie Group

Lachlan is based at Macquarie’s Melbourne office and is head of Macquarie Asset Management Green Investments in ANZ.  Lachlan joined Macquarie in Sydney over 20 years ago. During his career at Macquarie Lachlan has worked on advisory and investment transactions in 15 countries, based out of London, New York, Mexico City and Melbourne, and completed transactions over 9,000MW of renewable energy generation assets.  During his time in the Americas, Lachlan was responsible for leading Macquarie Capital’s Latin American Infrastructure Team.

He is currently responsible for overseeing a portfolio of over 4000MW of renewables projects, and managing the ongoing growth and MAM Green Investments’ Australian operations. Lachlan has completed a number of landmark renewable energy transactions in Australia, including Macquarie and RES’s 209MW Murra Warra II project, sale of John Laing’s interests in a 514MW Australian wind farm portfolio, formation of Synergy’s 256MW renewable energy joint venture Bright Energy Investments,   Macquarie and RES’s 226 MW Murra Warra I wind farm, and Macquarie’s 228MW Lal Lal wind farm. Lachlan has also led a number of international transactions in the renewables sector, including Santander’s formation of Cubico Sustainable Investments, a US$2 billion renewables and water venture with Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan and PSP Investments; Macquarie’s investment in a 171MW run-of-river hydro project in Choco, Colombia; and the development and financing of a US$1billion 396MW Mexican wind farm.

Lachlan holds a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering (First Class Honours) and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of New South Wales (Sydney, Australia).

Where you can see them

8 May

Panel | Is the Finance Sector More Powerful Than Government in Setting the Pace of Transition?

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm at Leadership Summit

Securing capital for energy transition projects.

Speakers: Laura Acklandiene, Business Development, RayGen Tim Buckley, Director, Climate Energy Finance Phillipa Chen, CFO, ZEN Energy Lachlan Creswell, Head of Green Investment Group, Macquarie Group Vanyssa Ong, Renewable Energy Project Acquisition and Development, European Energy Australia