Tel: +44 (0) 20 7804 5814, Email Tony Poulter
Tony leads our UK Capital Projects & Infrastructure group. He is also head of our global consulting network and the relationship partner for the Ministry of Defence.
Tony was a UK Civil Servant under the Thatcher government in the 1980s, when he was involved in a number of large privatisations particularly in Transport. After joining PwC he set up the team which became the leading adviser globally on project finance and public private partnerships. He was one of the people who helped to shape the UK's PFI programme and the early private financings of roads, hospitals and water; was the lead adviser to the government on the PPP for the London tube, and also structured large infrastructure financings in Canada and Australia.
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7804 3925 , Email Alastair Drake
Alastair Drake specialises in complex accounting and structuring services for infrastructure projects, particularly those in the PFI/PPP sector. His structuring specialism is focussed on the efficient return of cash to shareholders across a broad range of transactions including acquisitions and disposals, joint venture arrangements, refinancings and returns of value. He has advised a number of infrastructure investors including Barclays, Semperian, IFM, 3i Infrastructure and Innisfree.
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7213 4178 , Email Anthony Morgan
Anthony Morgan is a chartered civil engineer who has specialised in capital project management and issues relating to the quantification of delay and disruption on a wide range of capital projects.
He leads the Construction disputes practice in EMEA. He has acted as a delay / planning expert on more than 40 occasions and given evidence in international arbitrations. He has also acted as a jointly appointed expert in the High Court.
He has advised on a broad range of projects including power stations, offshore platforms, process plant, vessels, road and rail infrastructure, ports, airports, office buildings, opencast and deep mines, and IT systems.
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7804 1932 , Email Antony Cook
Antony leads on the broader Enterprise Asset Management agenda in Power & Utilities Consulting which covers our services from supporting asset investment planning and management, through to operate and maintain. He specialises in helping clients deliver effective asset management and work management operations where he has over 12 years experience in shaping and delivering business and IT transformation. Antony has substantial experience in supporting network utilities change their blue-collar workforce operations and services.
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7213 5334, Email Andrew McCrosson
Andrew leads the UK firm's infrastructure funds practice. He has many years of experience leading due diligence assignments in the infrastructure sector. He has worked on large scale, multi-jurisdictional transactions in most of the core infrastructure sectors.
Tel: +44 (0)20 7212 1135, Email Chris Venables
Chris leads a team in our HR Services business that specialises in providing actuarial advice to infrastructure funds, regulated utilities and contractors. He has a detailed working knowledge of the regulatory environment governing pensions laid down by a range of economic regulators. Within this context he has experience advising companies in relation to the pensions aspects of:
Chris has provided advice in a range of sectors including water, electricity, gas, telecoms and rail.
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7804 9991, Email Colin Smith
Colin is an infrastructure specialist in our Transaction Services practice. Since re-joining PwC in 2004 he has worked on assets across the key infrastructure sectors, including ports, airports, utilities and energy, recent transactions including EDF's electricity networks, Thames Water, Gatwick Airport and High Speed One. He has worked for many of the largest infrastructure investors during that time, including Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners, UBS Global Asset Management, Eiser Infrastructure, Babcock & Brown, DP World, Borealis, ADIA and the Qatar Investment Authority.
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7804 5653, Email Conrad Williams
Conrad leads our Infrastructure Finance business. He has significant experience of advising clients on PPP related asset and portfolio sales, fund set-ups, listings, valuation, investor due diligence, vendor assistance and value enhancements such as portfolio and project level refinancing. Specifically he led the disposal of Serco’s PPP portfolio disposal and also led the day to day disposal of the Global Solutions Limited disposal. On wider secondary market transactions he led our valuation and due diligence work for Babcock and Brown on the establishment of their infrastructure fund and subsequent share listing. He led the valuation work of the recent HBOS transaction and also provided valuation advice to a number of holders of equity including LST, Trillium Partners, Innisfree, HICL and several other private owners.
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7804 5074, Email Jonty Palmer
Jonty is a partner working in the UK Nuclear Sector and is currently working with a major energy company to improve operational effectiveness within the existing nuclear fleet. He has led large scale restructuring programmes at board level, driven M&A from objective setting to exit strategy, headed a start up growth business and rationalised a failing business group.
Tel: +44 (0)20 7804 4438, Email Michael Burns
With over 18 years of professional experience in aviation infrastructure management and advisory roles, Michael is our Corporate Finance Aviation leader. Michael has extensive experience in aviation infrastructure and airport asset valuation, business case development and operational performance improvement. He has significant experience of aviation infrastructure concessions and due diligence. His deal experience includes air traffic management, airport and aviation services assets. Michael previously led Booz & Company’s aviation infrastructure business in London and was Director, Civil Aviation, for QinetiQ, the UK privatised military Research & Development organisation.
Tel: +44 (0)20 7804 4423, Email Neil Broadhead
Neil is a partner and leads our Capital Project Services team in the UK. He has been at PwC for 12 years, advising clients on infrastructure delivery. Neil is a Civil Engineer, an MBA graduate and has 20 years experience working in the projects and infrastructure sector in the UK and internationally. Neil initially worked in industry where he was involved in the engineering design, management and delivery of major capital projects.
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7213 5202, Email Neil Fletcher
Neil is the lead tax partner in our PPP practice and a leading member of the Infrastructure Fund Group with over 15 years experience in providing tax services on M&A transactions. Neil’s experience includes tax input into numerous PFI/PPP projects, including assisting government departments and local authorities in respect of bid evaluation and model reviews, structuring investments and divestments and refinancing transactions. Recent projects include M25 and Greater Manchester Waste, Nottingham Trams and Croydon Trams.
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7804 4040, Email Paul Nash
Paul is Head of the tax practice for our Capital Projects and Infrastructure Group and is the Head of the Asset Finance and Leasing Group. He advises multi-national companies involved in asset finance on how to structure their corporate and funding arrangements in an efficient manner, corporate acquisitions, disposals, structured finance and leasing, as well as general corporate tax matters. Paul has advised a number of infrastructure groups on investing in projects and acquiring other businesses, ranging from the ROSCOs, wind farms, water companies and other regulated companies.
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7213 2165 , Email Qadir Marikar
Qadir leads our Commercial Assurance practice in the UK. He developed our proprietary approach to reviewing major commercial arrangements with a view to recovering and preventing loss of value to clients. He has over 14 years experience in advising clients on complex contractual arrangements. His clients have included BP, Shell, WS Atkins, Honeywell, Acergy, Kenana Sugar and the Ministry of Defence.
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7213 3225, Email Richard Abadie
Richard leads our global PPP network. He has over 14 years experience working on privately financed infrastructure projects across Europe, North America and South Africa. Richard previously led private sector bidders on transport infrastructure projects and leading our global PPP group. Richard previously led a specialist PFI/PPP team of 10 people in the UK Treasury, on secondment from PwC. In this role he was the lead spokesman for the Treasury on PPP matters. His role involves managing the team, troubleshooting on complex projects, advising senior officials and ministers on PPP policy matters, interacting with the PPP market (contractors, lenders, advisers, and foreign governments), speaking to the press when necessary and generally representing the Treasury in PPP matters in the market.
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7804 5162, Email Roland Sonnenberg
Roland has over 18 years experience of working on complex capital projects across a number of industries. As a chartered engineer, Roland joined PwC from industry in 2001, having led teams in the delivery of high profile major projects including the Jubilee Line extension, the Singapore MRT and the Channel Tunnel Rail Link.
Roland specialises in delay/disruption analyses, for formal dispute resolution procedures, and in the provision of independent reviews and value for money reviews of capital projects and programmes. In addition, he provides strategic advice to our clients on programmes, risks and controls for the successful delivery of their major capital projects.
Experienced in both the public and private sectors, Roland has led large assignments across a broad range of industries including: engineering & construction, IT, nuclear, shipbuilding, aerospace & defence, oil & gas, telecoms, retail, transportation and accommodation.
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7804 0860, Email Thomas Romberg
Thomas is a Director in the Valuations practice and leads the energy, utilities & infrastructure valuations group.
Thomas has more than 10 years experience in providing energy sector specific valuation advice for mergers and acquisitions, financial reporting, expert opinions, corporate restructuring, and refinancing purposes.
His valuation experience includes purchase price allocations under IFRS and US GAAP, acting as independent valuer of portfolio investments for infrastructure funds, valuation of commodity contracts and other intangible assets, advising on impairment issues and other fair value exercises for clients across the energy and infrastructure sectors.