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 Jessica Jenkins e: email@example.com
Hogan Lovells International LLP
Partner (FLN Committee Chairman)
Alex is an energy lawyer who advises market participants on complex greenfield and brownfield project development, project and structured financing, electricity regulation and industry codes and mergers and acquisitions in the Renewable Energy and Power sectors. He has particular experience of Electricity Market Reform, Contracts for Difference, carbon capture and storage, solar, wind, tidal, energy from waste and electricity and heat power purchase, off-take and supply agreements, as well as regulated asset and PPP models.Alex also advises clients in the Transport, Utilities, Oil and Gas and Mining sectors
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
Assistant Vice President, Infrastructure Structured Finance Department
Working as part of the infrastructure finance team at SMBC, one of the world’s leading project and structured finance institutions. Originating, structuring and executing project finance transactions across the EMEA region in a wide range of sectors; healthcare, education, emergency services, housing, smart energy, waste and wastewater.
CDC Group Plc
Investment Executive, Project Finance
Wandile Mamba, CFA. is an Investment Executive at CDC Group plc, the UKs development finance institution. He is responsible for origination, evaluating, structuring and monitoring project finance debt transactions in Africa and South Asia. Wandile has been executing transactions in emerging market project finance for 8 years, having been involved in landmark project finance transactions across Africa and South Asia.
His experience includes executing on a number of renewable energy transactions in South Africa (wind, solar PV and CSP technologies) and executing, arranging and structuring power deals in the rest of Africa and Asia. He has also been involved in non-power infrastructure, such as petrochemical plants in Nigeria and telecom tower transactions in Myanmar. Recent deals include: Amandi 200 MW IPP in Ghana (PFI African power deal of the year 2016), Egypt Solar FiT programme (PFI African Power deal of the year 2017), Cenpower 350 MW gas IPP (PFI African Power Deal of the year 2014), Engie 100 MW Kathu CSP project ( PFI African Renewables Deal of the year 2014) and Azura Edo 450 MW IPP (EMEAFinance African PPP of the year 2015). He is also involved in executing first in country mandates in Sierra Leone, Myanmar, Cameroun, Zimbabwe, and Nigeria.
Wandile holds a BSc in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cape Town, and is a CFA Charter Holder.
Senior Associate, Infrastructure And Renewable Energy
Anne-Sophie’s role at Aviva Investors focusses on investment and asset management activities, specifically in the low carbon infrastructure and social infrastructure sectors.
Prior to joining Aviva Investors, Anne-Sophie spent six years at Mazars, including four years in Project Finance. She provided due diligence, advisory and model audit services for transactions across a range of sectors including schools, roads, hospitals, and renewable energy.
Anne-Sophie holds an MSc in Biomechanics and a Master’s degree in Engineering, both from Arts et Métiers ParisTech, part of the French “Grandes Ecoles”. She also holds a diploma in Accounting and Business, the Investment Management Certificate (“IMC”) and a FAST financial modelling qualification
Clifford Chance LLP
Felicity is a Senior Associate at Clifford Chance LLP. Felicity has more than five years’ experience in the Energy and Infrastructure sector and has acted for both sponsors and lenders across a range of projects including acting on the project financing of several UK offshore wind farms and solar projects, advising on investments into UK infrastructure assets as well as advising lenders, including DFIs, on the financing of power, oil and gas and renewable projects in the UK, Africa and MENA.
Infrastructure and Projects Authority
Alex started his career at KPMG Corporate Finance benchmarking the operations of PFI and conventionally procured social infrastructure assets, applying whole life cost frameworks. This became the topic for his PhD while researching at UCL’s Bartlett School of Construction and Project Management. During his time there as a Teaching Fellow, as well as lecturing to both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes on the economics and finance of the built environment, he contributed to the establishment of the MSc Infrastructure Investment and Finance, running financial modelling workshops and supervising dissertation research. He has published widely on the business models applied in UK construction and infrastructure industries. These include a BIS commissioned report on UK construction contractors reliance on trade credit to finance their operations (BIS report 118), analysis on secondary market for PFI equities as well as accounts based assessment of the financial performance of UK PFI SPVs. Alex recently joined the Infrastructure and Projects Authority to embed his research on benchmarking PFI projects beside continuing his work on colating data on out turn construction cost and on-going operational costs. These will feed into whole life cost assessments of recent programmes, delivering insights to inform future capital investments.