UK Future Leaders Network (FLN)
The UK Future Leaders Network (FLN) has become a core offering within the UK Branch and features a dedicated pipeline of 3-4 events that take place each year in London. These sessions are specifically created for the junior members of IPFA, providing an opportunity to network and leverage experience from key industry leaders. They cover a range of sectors and topics, all with large attendances that are representative of the industry.
The UK Future Leaders Network (FLN) is governed by a Committee which is led by Alex Harrison (Hogan Lovells International LLP) and consists of members who are elected or co-opted from members of the association. We would delighted to hear from members who would like to register their interest in joining the committee, attending events or hosting events. We would also welcome your suggestions of topics to cover and any ideas for us to develop the Future Leaders Network (FLN). Please contact Carrie Reid e: email@example.com
Hogan Lovells International LLP
Of Counsel (FLN Committee Chairman)
Alex is a senior lawyer who advises sponsors, lenders and promoters on complex energy and infrastructure transactions. He has extensive experience of greenfield and brownfield project development, project and structured financing (including bank, bond and institutional financing structures), PPP and regulated asset models, acquisitions and disposals and investment fund establishment, structuring and seeding. Alex advises clients across a range of sectors, including renewable energy, transport, health, defence, education, conventional power, oil and gas and mining.
Warren Bradley is a PFI/PPP specialist and Technical Director within the Transportation Management Consultancy department of Mott MacDonald. He is a chartered civil engineer and has an MSc in Construction Law and Dispute Resolution.
He has over 9 years’ experience advising private sector and public sector clients on technical and commercial/contractual aspects of PPP/PFI projects internationally and in the UK, with experience in highway, rail, and port sectors of the transportation sector. He has advised on projects in the UK, Greece, Indonesia, Jordan, Spain, Hungary, FYROM, Italy, The Democratic Republic of the Congo, and The Gambia.
He has over 15 years’ experience within the infrastructure industry generally. Prior to advising on PPP/PFI matters he was involved in project management, developing viable projects, leading design teams and supervising construction projects.
He was a Board Member of the Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE) from 2009 to 2013 and a member of an international steering committee for FIDIC from 2009 to 2014.
Credit Agricole - CIB
Financial Modelling Specialist
Nick is a financial modelling specialist at BDO LLP, providing financial model audit, financial model build, accounting and tax advisory on project finance & PFI/PPP transactions across a wide range of industry sectors. His experience includes the review and development of financial models in relation to multi-billion pound projects in both the private sector and under government procurement frameworks. Projects range from: petrochemical plants, LNG trains, de-salination plants and IWPP projects in the middle east; to wind farm projects across the UK and Europe; to government sponsored transport projects in the UK and Benelux region; to social infrastructure projects to provide new schools and hospitals across the UK.
Nick has a Masters degree in Structural Engineering and is a Chartered Accountant.
CDC Group Plc
Wandile is an associate at CDC Group plc, the UKs development finance institution. He is responsible for evaluating and structuring debt transactions in Africa and South Asia.
Prior to joining CDC, Wandile spent 4 years as a transactor at Rand Merchant Bank (a division of FirstRand Bank Limited). His focus was on the evaluation, structuring and execution of infrastructure project finance transactions in South Africa and the rest of Africa. This included a number of renewable energy transactions in South Africa (wind, solar PV and CSP technologies). His experience also includes executing, arranging and structuring power deals in the rest of Africa, including land mark thermal IPPs in West Africa.
Wandile holds a BSc in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cape Town, and is a CFA Charter Holder.
Michael is a Senior Associate in Clifford Chance’s Energy and Infrastructure Group.
Michael advises on major infrastructure, defence and rail projects in the UK and internationally, with particular expertise in PFI/PPP/P3 type arrangements.
Michael has advised on a number of pathfinder and award winning infrastructure, defence and rail transactions, including: advising a shortlisted bidder on the Thames Tideway Tunnel Project; the sponsors on the Barts and the Royal London PPP Hospital Project; the sponsors on the Future Strategic Tanker Aircraft PPP Project; and the senior lenders on the Thameslink Rolling Stock Project.
Michael also recently advised the sponsors on the UK Military Flying Training System PPP Project, to deliver a new fleet of fixed wing aircraft and related infrastructure to the UK Ministry of Defence.
Michael’s experience also includes being seconded to the Government of Abu Dhabi to advise on strategic infrastructure projects in the Emirate.
SMBC Europe Limited
Assistant General Manager / Head of Oil, Gas & Petrochemicals - Execution Team
Caroline has over ten years’ experience in project finance, across the infrastructure and transportation sectors as well as energy and natural resources. She joined SMBC in 2007 and now heads the Oil and Gas PF Execution Team, working across both lending and advisory project finance mandates throughout the EMEA region. Caroline is currently acting as financial advisor to the Liwa Plastics Industries Complex project in Oman, as well as a number of other projects in the Middle East.
Caroline recently acted as financial advisor to the Rabigh Phase II project in Saudi Arabia, raising USD 5.2bn of debt. She has previously played a lead role in the Ichthys LNG project and has also been a key part of the arranging team on numerous landmark transactions such as SATORP, Saudi Polymers and Sakhalin II. Caroline has previously worked on the Infrastructure Project Finance team at Société Générale, acting as advisor and lead financial modeller on numerous roads projects, and at Operis Group plc, where she gained extensive experience in financial modelling and model due diligence across a wide variety of sectors.
Events in the region
There are currently no events confirmed for this branch. If you are keen to speak to one of IPFA Events Team on future events here, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.