22 Jun 2022

Gett head of legal joins London logistics startup as GC

Chris Fletcher’s hire follows Infinium Logistics launching £500m EV fleet charging real estate fund last month

Chris Fletcher Image courtesy of Infinium Logistics

Gett’s head of legal has joined London-based startup Infinium Logistics as general counsel.

Chris Fletcher brings around two decades of legal experience to Infinium that includes stints at Deliveroo and Amazon as well as Gett. 

He has joined Infinium hot on the heels of the company launching what it claims is the world’s first dedicated EV fleet charging real estate fund. The fund, which was oversubscribed by investors, is intended to decarbonise and electrify the final mile sector and will provide £500m to invest in FleetHubs – a new sustainability-focused asset class that combines commercial real estate and low carbon energy infrastructure.

Infinium pointed to Fletcher’s experience in rapid growth environments, building and scaling the legal and compliance functions in the technology, real estate and asset management sector. 

He spent a little more than two years as legal chief at Gett, a ground transportation management platform that serves a quarter of the Fortune 500. Earlier he was senior counsel at Deliveroo and had a seven-year stint at Amazon in roles including corporate legal counsel for Amazon Logistics and EU real estate.

From 2004 he spent almost seven years at CMS in London, working as a solicitor on a range of real estate, real estate finance and project work according to his LinkedIn profile.    

Alongside Fletcher, Infinium said it had added Tom Gough to lead its property investment strategy from Legal & General Investment Management, where he was senior transactions manager for the company’s real assets platform. It also hired Ben Clark from Amazon for the newly-created role of acquisitions manager, with Clark expected to lead the effort to source and acquire sites for the development of EV FleetHubs and HGV truck stops. 

Infinium Europe CEO, Phil Bayliss, said the hires would enable the company to “take a big step forward” in its transactions capabilities and ability to secure innovative deal pipeline as it seeks to deploy capital into the market quickly to capture the conversion of transport spend into real estate. 

“I am delighted to welcome Tom, Chris and Ben to the team, they bring with them significant experience in sourcing on and off-market deal flow, structuring complex transactions and scaling platforms,” he added. 

 

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