Priorities for National, Long-Term Infrastructure
Join us to take part in a breakfast discussion on the priorities for national, major infrastructure projects and hear from:
- Philip Graham, Chief Executive, National Infrastructure Commission
- Geoffrey Spence, Global Head of Infrastructure, Resources & Energy, Global Corporates, Lloyds Bank
- Jeremy Greenwood, Managing Director, National Commercial & Construction Solutions, Tarmac
After each speaker has addressed the briefing, there will be ample opportunity for Q&A and discussion, held under the Chatham House rule.
Geoffrey Spence, Global Head of Infrastructure, Resources & Energy, Global Corporates, Lloyds Bank
Geoffrey recently joined Lloyds Bank in March 2016, having previously worked for HM Treasury in the UK and the banking industry for 24 years, specialising in financing Utilities, Energy and Infrastructure industries. From 2004 – 2007 he was Managing Director and Global Head of Infrastructure at HSBC Bank plc, building a team to advise and fund major infrastructure projects in Europe, Middle East, Asia, and the Americans and from 1982 – 2004 Director at Morgan Grenfell & Co Limited and, after its acquisition, Deutsche Bank AG as Managing Director and Head of Project Finance EMEA.
He has been a key advisor to the UK Government with three terms of 8 ½ years in total working for HM Treasury, including from 2008 – 2010 as personal advisor to the Chancellor of the Exchequer on financial stability during the global credit crisis of 2008 – 2010 . Most recently he was CEO of Infrastructure UK from 2011 – 2015, part of HMT, with responsibilities for Infrastructure Policy, including the National Infrastructure Plan, delivery of major projects such as Thames Tideway, HS2, and Hinkley Point C, a £40bn Guarantee Scheme for private sector infrastructure projects, PPP policy and, PF2 equity investments undertaken by HMT.
Philip Graham, Chief Executive, National Infrastructure Commission
Prior to joining the National Infrastructure Commission, Phil Graham worked on many of the UK’s most important infrastructure projects for the Department for Transport. He led the development of the government’s high speed rail strategy from its inception and took it through one of the country’s largest ever consultation and analysis processes, as well as leading the team supporting Sir Howard Davies’ Airports Commission and working on the London Olympics.
Previous roles include posts running DfT’s incident response team, working on the Eddington study of transport and economic growth and as Private Secretary to the Secretary of State.