Margaret (Peggy) M. Smyth
Peggy Smyth joined QIC in 2021 as U.S. Senior Advisor, Global Infrastructure, based in New York, and Chair of the CenTrio Board of Directors. She lined the partnership in 2022. Peggy leads our North American infrastructure investment team on investment strategy and asset management.
Peggy brings deep experience in decarbonization and sustainability as well as extensive leadership experience in guiding transformations resulting in increased productivity, engagement, and performance across the energy, manufacturing, telecommunications and professional service sectors. She is the former Chief Financial Officer of National Grid U.S. – one of the world’s largest publicly owned energy companies – and is an Independent Director of Etsy (digital marketplace), Frontier Communications (digital) , Lilium (electric mobility) and Remitly (fintech for immigrants).
As a noted authority on the role of finance executives in driving ESG, she was recently recognized by the Energy Inclusion Conference as one of the “100 Most Influential Women in Energy” and by GreenBiz News as one of its “20 C-Suite Sustainability Champions.” She also received the United Way of New York City’s Power of Women to Make a Difference Award in 2018.
Peggy is a member of the Executive Committee of the Fordham University President’s Council and a member of the Board of Trustees and the Audit Committee of Concern Worldwide, Ireland’s largest aid and humanitarian organization. She is a dual citizen – US and Ireland (EU).