Rick Francis BCom, MBA, CA, FAICD
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer
Rick Francis commenced as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (MD and CEO) of Spark Infrastructure in May 2012 after being appointed to the role in January 2012. He originally joined Spark Infrastructure in February 2009 as the Chief Financial Officer and served in that role for three and a half years prior to his appointment as MD and CEO.
Rick has over 18 years’ experience in the Australian energy and energy infrastructure industries. Prior to joining Spark Infrastructure he was employed by the ASX listed gas transmission and energy infrastructure business APA Group, where he was Chief Financial Officer for four years and by Origin Energy Limited for over eight years in a number of senior management roles including those of Group Financial Controller and Operations Manager, Energy Trading.
Rick is also a Chartered Accountant with 15 years’ experience in the finance and energy fields in Australia and the UK.
Alexandra Finley Dip Law, MLM
General Counsel and Company Secretary
Alexandra Finley is an experienced corporate governance professional with over 16 years legal and commercial experience gained in private practice and in-house. Prior to joining Spark Infrastructure, she spent almost 10 years with National Australia Bank/MLC in various senior legal and commercial roles.
Alexandra has extensive experience in the financial services sector having held strategic, operational and management roles. . Her responsibilities include corporate governance, legal and regulatory compliance, risk management, corporate transactions, and advising on general legal matters.
Alexandra was appointed to the position of General Counsel and Company Secretary in September 2008.
Mario Falchoni BEc, MPA, GradDipComm
General Manager, Investor Relations and Corporate Affairs
Mario Falchoni has extensive experience in investor relations, regulation, government and industry relations and corporate communications. Immediately prior to joining Spark Infrastructure he was part of the senior management team at ASX listed GrainCorp Limited. He has also managed policy, government relations and corporate affairs for a peak business lobby group and served in senior advisory roles in State and Federal governments.
Mario is responsible for investor relations, regulatory affairs, stakeholder and issues management and corporate communications.
Mario was appointed to the position of GM Investor Relations and Corporate Affairs in July 2006.