IPFA launched its Ireland branch in 2005, since then it has received huge support from the local market with regular participation from ministerial and governmental representatives. Our 3-4 briefings take place annually in the capital Dublin on various topics such as renewable energy, transport, education, water, waste and an annual market outlook. Our dedicated and expert Council was formed in 2012 and have been instrumental in the development of this branch.
Neil has advised has advised on PPP, project finance, mergers, acquisitions and disposals, corporate valuations, feasibility studies and other corporate finance assignments for fifteen years having joined KPMG in 1996. Neil’s PPP experience includes the €3bn NRA First Roads Programme, the €1bn NRA Second Roads Programme, the Metro North and Metro West projects, the Criminal Courts Complex PPP and the Northern Ireland Roads DBFO Programme.
Allied Irish Banks
Senior Manager, Project Finance, Corporate Banking Ireland
Colm is a partner in the McCann FitzGerald Projects Group and practices principally in the area of project finance and public private partnership (“PPP”). Colm has advised public authorities, bidding consortia and funders in PPP competition and projects across a range of sectors, including roads, rail, waste, health, energy and renewables, culture, education and technology.
Colm has worked extensively on many of the major infrastructural projects in Ireland, including the NRA PPP Roads Programmes (as adviser to the NRA), and the National Conference Centre (as adviser to the OPW).
Michael Flynn is a Partner at Deloitte Corporate Finance where he leads the Deloitte Specialised Finance (Government & Infrastructure Advisory, Financial Modelling) and Debt Advisory Practices in Ireland and is a member of the Deloitte Global Infrastructure Steering Committee. He advises the public, private and banking sectors on government and infrastructure (including PPP), Project Finance Corporate Debt and public sector related transactions. Michael also advises on complex financial modelling development and review assignments and is the Deloitte National Modelling Partner. As a member of the Deloitte Global Infrastructure Steering Committee, Michael has worked on infrastructure related projects in Slovakia, Czech Republic, Poland Canada and South Africa and has supported bid opportunities in a variety of countries around the world.
In Ireland, Michael has been advising on PPP transactions since their introduction into Ireland where his clients have included Department of Finance, NDFA and a large number of Irish and international private sector bidders. Recent project finance transactions closed include Schools Bundle 1 PPP Project and the Eirgrid East West Interconnector Project. In 2009, Michael was invited to join the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) PPP Advisory Board. As part of this board, Michael provided advice in relation to the financing of PPP projects across the UN region. He is a regular contributor to media an industry debate in ireland and internationally and has spoken at a number of IPFA events. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland. He was awarded a Masters Diploma in Corporate Finance from the ICAEW in 2006.
Ger has extensive expertise and experience of successfully delivering high profile building projects across multiple industry sectors. He also has extensive knowledge of the PPP process and business relationships with government bodies, designers, specialist contractors and material suppliers. Ger has the ability to bring the whole business approach to the management of projects, working with the client from the outset, recognising needs, understanding value requirements, developing the vision, implementing processes and turning ideas into reality. Fully aware of the strategic affects of time and lifecycle cost impacts on projects, he incorporates the commercial strategies necessary to ensure the solution meets the project output requirements and Client expectations.
Ger is a Fellow of The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and a Fellow of the Society of Chartered Surveyors. He also has a Bachelor of Law (hons) B.C.L.from University College Cork;1991 and is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He has 39 years industry experience.
Garrett is one of the most prolific project finance and energy lawyers in Ireland having closed in 2009-2010 the €600m East West Interconnector Project, the Castledockrell and Lee Strand Windfarm financings, the Motorway Services Area PPP and Enniskillen Hospital PFI Project. Garrett has previously worked for leading international law firms which also included extensive secondments to a major US power company (American Electric Power) and a leading investment bank (Dresdner Bank AG). Garrett has extensive energy and project finance experience having advised on the development and financing of a variety of projects including conventional and renewable energy projects (including coal, gas, oil shale, biomass, CHP, wind and hydro projects), commodities and carbon trading, financings (bank and debt capital markets) and M&A transactions throughout Europe.
Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF)
Head of Infrastructure and Credit Investments
Donal Murphy is Head of Infrastructure and Credit Investments at the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF). The ISIF mandate is to invest on a commercial basis to support economic activity and employment in Ireland. The Infrastructure and Energy markets are key areas of activity for the ISIF with a range of investments already made and in the active ISIF pipeline. Prior to working for ISIF, Donal was Head of Project Finance Ireland at Bank of Ireland.
In this role he led a team which has completed many transactions – principally in the infrastructure, PPP and renewable energy sectors. Donal worked in project finance at Bank of Ireland for 13 years, and prior to that he worked in the UK in a number of financial control, credit appraisal and corporate recovery roles. He is a Chartered Accountant, having trained with KPMG in Dublin, has a B.Comm from UCD and is a member of the Irish Council of the International Project Finance Association.
Director, Head of Programme, Cost and Consultancy – Ireland
Angelyn is a Partner in the Projects, PPP & Construction group at Eversheds.
Angelyn advises clients on major infrastructure projects, complex procurement matters and construction. She has been involved in some of the largest infrastructure projects in Ireland over recent years, including advising public and private sector clients on public private partnerships in the education, healthcare, social housing and roads sectors. In 2016, she acted on behalf of the National Development Finance Agency (NDFA) in closing the first healthcare PPP in Ireland. She is currently advising the NDFA on the €300m Social Housing PPP Programme.
Angelyn is a member of the Law Society of Ireland, the National Association of Women in Construction, the Society of Construction Law and the Procurement Lawyers’ Association
Director, Government and Infrastructure Advisory
Anthony is a Director in EY’s Transaction Advisory Services team focusing upon Government and Infrastructure Advisory. He has over 10 years experience, in Ireland and internationally, across both Infrastructure and Energy, with a particular interest in renewables.
His focus is on providing commercial, financial and economic advisory services in the infrastructure and energy sectors to government and corporate clients including on project finance and public private partnerships (PPP) transactions.
Formerly Anthony led the Bank of Ireland Project Finance team on a range of Renewable Energy and Infrastructure transactions.
Previously Anthony worked in property lending and as an Economics lecturer in both the National University of Ireland Galway (formerly UCG) and the University of Durban, South Africa. He holds a masters degree in Economics from Cambridge University.
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