Senior Team

Prostar's senior team have broad industry knowledge and management expertise combined with decades of experience as principal investors in, and advisers to, infrastructure and energy businesses globally.

Steve Bickerton

Steve Bickerton

Senior Managing Director

​Steve is a Senior Managing Director at Prostar and currently serves as a member of the Prostar Investment Committee and a director of Prostar investee company, Kyungnam Energy. At Prostar, he is responsible for origination, financing, structuring and asset management.

  • 27 years of experience in infrastructure, utilities, energy, engineering and construction
  • Previously, Steve was Chief Executive of the ASX-listed Challenger Infrastructure Fund (ASX:CIF), managing it from its initial IPO in 2005 until he left in 2010
  • Prior to CIF, Steve was a Director of Project Finance at Credit Agricole CIB and before that he was an Associate Director at NM Rothschild responsible for infrastructure development and funding
David Noakes

David Noakes

Senior Managing Director

​Dave is a Senior Managing Director at Prostar and currently serves as a member of the Prostar Investment Committee and a director of Kyungnam Energy and Hudson Energy (Eureka Midstream holding company). At Prostar, Dave is responsible for origination, structuring and execution, monitoring and exit strategy.

  • 18 years of experience in corporate finance transactions including more than a decade as a private equity investor
  • Previously, Dave was a Principal based in the New York office of Grove International Partners, a global real estate private equity firm with US$5 billion in capital under management
  • Prior to Grove, Dave held two senior roles advising on M&A and equity capital raisings, with an emphasis on infrastructure, energy and other alternative assets
Tracy Urquiaga

Tracy Urquiaga

Chief Financial Officer

​​Tracy is Prostar's Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer. At Prostar, Tracy is responsible for finance, accounting, tax, compliance and operations.

  • More than 26 years of experience in the financial services industry including financial consulting, audit, tax and compliance
  • Previously, Tracy was a Director in Credit Suisse's Alternative Assets Group specializing in Private Equity and was Chief Financial Officer of the Sprout Venture Capital Funds based in New York City
  • Prior to Credit Suisse, Tracy was a Senior Manager at PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP providing accounting, consulting and business advisory services to capital market clients 
John Troy

John Troy

Senior Advisor

​John is a Senior Advisor at Prostar and currently serves as Chairman of the Investment Committee. At Prostar, John focuses on deal origination and provides strategic advice to the Prostar management team with respect to sourcing and evaluating investment opportunities. 

  • More than 30 years of experience in infrastructure, utilities, communications and engineering in the Asia-Pacific and North America
  • Previously, John was a Managing Director at TVG Capital Partners, the Hong Kong based private equity firm. TVG has managed over US$700 million in capital invested throughout the Asia-Pacific
  • Prior to TVG, John was a senior investment professional in the Asian Infrastructure Fund group, also based in Hong Kong