Our People


Core to our staff capabilities is development savvy combined with investment banking financial acumen. We harness deep relationships in our core geographies and sectors of expertise to realise opportunities with agility and creativity.

CORE TEAM

Paul Guy is the Chairman of Tribe. Paul qualified as a chartered accountant with Arthur Andersen in 1978 and worked in their London, Toronto and Calgary Offices. In 1983, he joined The Bailey Group, residential property developers, as CEO. He expanded the Group into commercial development and in 1994, he negotiated the reverse takeover of Markheath plc, an LSE-listed property company. Following the takeover, the company was renamed TBI plc which acquired airports as part of its property investment strategy. He remained as TBI plc CEO until 1996 when he resigned and set up the PMG Group of property investment and development companies. Paul is still the Chairman of the PMG Group, having been responsible for the development of several landmark projects including a data centre, the Trident Park waste-to-energy plant and a football stadium in the United Kingdom over the past two decades. Paul has interests in property, infrastructure and funds management and has acted as principal investor in development projects executed by the PMG Group.

Peter McCreanor is the founder and CEO of Tribe. Prior to founding Tribe he was employed by Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets where he was CEO of the Macquarie-led ZonesCorp Infrastructure Fund, a co-investment fund with the Government of Abu Dhabi established for the delivery of industrial city assets under one of the region's first PPP schemes. His 25 years' experience includes senior roles with Macquarie and Lend Lease in Australia, Asia and the Middle East. Peter holds an honours degree in Civil Engineering from the University of New South Wales and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment from the Financial Services Institute of Australia. He is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

James Cook is an Executive Director of Tribe and is based in our Abu Dhabi office. He leads our utilities and energy-from-waste projects in the Middle East. Prior to joining Tribe, James worked at the Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (TAQA) as transaction lead on the USD 800m Abu Dhabi waste-to-energy plant project. He holds a BSc with honours in Environmental Technology, a MEng (distinction) in Environmental Engineering and Project Management, and a PGDip in Finance from the London School of Business and Finance.

Ed Nicholas is an Executive Director with Tribe and heads our development and investment business. With over 18 years experience as a lawyer in private practice and in-house roles in Australia, South East Asia and the Middle East, he brings a wealth of experience in project structuring, M&A, project financing and deal execution in utilities, metals & mining and infrastructure in developing and emerging economies. Ed is based in our Sydney office

Raj Aggarwal joined Tribe with 12 years' experience as an investment banking executive in M&A, project financing and capital raising. His previous experience includes 9 years with Macquarie Capital based in Sydney, the Middle East and Perth where he was responsible for working with senior team members on the origination and execution of corporate/M&A and project finance transactions, privatisations and restructurings in those locations. Raj then worked for Woodside Energy Limited for over three years (ASX: WPL) in its exploration and mergers and acquisition team which saw the exploration team acquire 19 blocks internationally during this period. He has also provided consulting services to several clients including SunEdison, Synergy and UAE-based infrastructure funds. Raj graduated from the University of Western Australia with a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Quantitative and Corporate Finance, and a Bachelor of Engineering majoring in Information Technology.

Fadi Kerbaj is a Vice President with Tribe based in our Abu Dhabi office. Prior to joining, he worked on the Infrastructure Private Equity team of Arqaam Capital in Dubai, and the infrastructure and utilities team of Macquarie Capital in the Middle East. His experience across both the buyside and the sellside provide him with a unique understanding of the regional infrastructure space and market dynamics. Fadi holds a MSc in Management from the ESSEC Business School in Paris, in addition to a BBA in Finance and Accounting from the American University of Beirut.

Justin Chan joined Tribe in 2015 and is based in our Manila office. Prior to joining Tribe, he worked in the infrastructure group of Macquarie Capital, where he advised on a number of landmark transport infrastructure projects including the Mactan Cebu International Airport Expansion, the Cavite Laguna Expressway and the LRT 1 Cavite Extension. Justin was also an Associate in the Corporate Finance group at FTI Consulting, where he provided transaction advisory and asset management services to a number of Private Sector clients in the Philippines. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Sydney.