Patrick Brockie

Patrick is Head of Loans & Specialised Finance for ANZ New Zealand responsible for specialised finance products particularly as they relate to mergers and acquisitions and project financing. He joined ANZ in 2010 after a 20 year career with Citigroup based in New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong and London. Patrick has extensive experience with debt markets including syndications, project and acquisition finance, export agency finance and trade finance both in developed and emerging markets with much of this financing in the energy, telecommunications and infrastructure sectors. His last position was Managing Director, Global Head of Export and Agency Finance and Trade Head for Europe, Middle East & Africa. 

Patrick was appointed Chair of Infrastructure New Zealand in 2015.

Paul Blair

Paul is Head of Institutional Banking at Bank of New Zealand (BNZ), including teams focusing on project finance/PPPs and relationships across government, energy, communications, healthcare, transport and construction clients. Paul returned to NZ in December 2010 and has 20 years of institutional banking experience, across London, Australia and NZ.

BNZ has a market leading Project Finance capability, having lead roles in Transmission Gully PPP, SecureFuture Wiri Prison PPP as well as an Advisory team with full debt and equity arranging capability. Paul is especially keen on NZ investing in high quality infrastructure as a proven method for growing NZs economic growth, wealth & liveability.

Grant Hodges

Grant leads the EY Transactions and Infrastructure Advisory team in New Zealand, and is a member of EY New Zealand’s management board.

He brings of 20 years’ experience with social infrastructure business cases and transactions, for both public and private sector clients.  In New Zealand, Grant has advised on major infrastructure business cases and procurements including the Auckland Prison and the Prison Capacity Programme for the Department of Corrections, and the current Hospitality Accommodation, Messing and Dining Modernisation Programme for the New Zealand Defence Force. He also led the successful consortium bidding on the Wiri Prison PPP and has advised on the Christchurch Convention Centre procurement.  Overseas, Grant has advised on a number of housing transfers and regeneration programmes. He had a key role developing and building upon the standard UK PPP model to create new and innovative delivery and related funding structures that helped leverage private sector capital alongside government funds. Grant is vastly experience in leading teams to deliver successful client outcomes.

Robert Jones
Jacobs Engineering Group

Robert was recently appointed to the role of Delivery Partner Executive for the Asia Pacific Region at Jacobs. Previously he held the role of Chief Executive Officer with Fulton Hogan, responsible for the leadership of the combined NZ Regional and Infrastructure businesses.

He came to New Zealand in 2005 as the Project Director for the Northern Gateway Alliance and was subsequently appointed as the Country Manager for Leighton Contractors, (now CPB).

Robert has over 40 years’ experience in the construction sector. His career includes managing major engineering projects around the world. Originally from the UK, he has spent extended periods working in Africa, the Caribbean, Asia and Western Australia prior to relocating to NZ.

He is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers NZ, a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers, Australia, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building (UK), and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Building. He is also a registered Chartered Professional Engineer.

Dean Kimpton
Auckland Council

As Chief Operating Officer, Dean leads the division responsible for providing the vast majority of Auckland Councils public facing services. Dean trained as an engineer, and since then has held a variety of senior executive roles, working closely with government, utility and private sector organisations in New Zealand and overseas. Most recently Dean has focused on business leadership, change management and business development roles.

Duncan Olde
Macquarie Capital (NZ) Ltd

Duncan is a Division Director at Macquarie Capital (New Zealand) Limited and leads the infrastructure sector team. He has 20 years of investment banking experience primarily focused on the infrastructure sector, and in particular on public private partnerships. He has been involved in the development, funding and management of infrastructure projects in North America, Australia and New Zealand across a wide range of sectors, including transport, health, education, telecommunications, energy, water and justice.

Since returning to New Zealand in late 2008, Duncan has been instrumental in setting up consortia and leading financial advisory teams on each of the three availability payment based PPPs that have come to market, including the successful SecureFuture Consortium on the Mens Prison at Wiri PPP, and has been actively involved in both the Mighty River Power and Meridian partial IPOs.

Mike Sang
Ngai Tahu Holdings

Mike Sang was appointed the Chief Executive for Ngai Tahu Holdings in January 2013.

Prior to this he was Chief Executive Officer for the Office of Te Rananga o Ngai Tahu. After initially joining Ngai Tahu in 2009 as Group General Manager Service Delivery to lead the groups shared services arm, incorporating Communications Procurement, Business Information Services and Financial Administration.

Mike has worked at PGW Wrightson as the Chief Financial Officer. In 2003 he joined Wrightson as CFO and he was initially involved in the acquisition of North Island competitor Williams and Kettle and subsequent merger with PGG to create New Zealand's largest rural services company. From here, Mike was made CFO PGG Wrightson and headed up the traditional finance and treasury functions and also lead internal audit, strategy and planning and general counsel and company secretary for the expanded group. At various times he was also in charge of IT, program management, procurement and the central financial processing functions.

In his previous role he was Group Manager Finance (CFO) for Airways Corporation and in 2003 the winner of the New Zealand Institute of Management, Young Executive of the Year.

Sarah Sinclair
Minter Ellison Rudd Watts Lawyers

Sarah is a partner at law firm Minter Ellison Rudd Watts. Sarah has a strong focus on the energy sector, construction law (including process plant / engineering), infrastructure development and project finance (including PPPs). As well as her work with the New Zealand Council for Infrastructure Development, Sarah was a member of the External Consultants Group advising the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment (MBIE) on the social housing reform programme. Sarah has worked in private practice and in-house in each case both internationally and in New Zealand

Sarahs work has included the restructure of the electricity industry in New Zealand in 2010; construction and development of power stations and process plant; large scale remediation, maintenance and refurbishment projects; upstream oil and gas developments including Kupe and Pohokura; joint venture and consortium arrangements (including operating committee experience); contracting structures, tendering, negotiation of contracts; regulatory matters (including oil and gas, carbon gas and electricity markets), industry arrangements and codes, construction and development, and negotiation of acquisitions and divestments. Sarah has acted on the Hobsonville Schools PPP project, the first PPP project to reach financial close in New Zealand, as well as acting for the bank group to a bidder for the Wiri Prison PPP and, in a separate role, acting together with Minter Ellison (Melbourne) for a sub-contractor.

Graham Spargo

Grahams expertise is in urban planning, development and transportation. His career spans a variety of consultancy and senior local government roles. Addressing major infrastructure planning, funding and procurement are common threads through many of his projects.

Grahams experience includes as Project Manager for development of an integrated economic development, land use and infrastructure strategy for the Wellington region; business case development for major urban projects; responsibility for securing statutory approvals required for a nationally significant state highway project on behalf of the NZ Transport Agency; advice and support to a Department Of Prime Minister and Cabinet initiative addressing urban development and housing provision; inputs to Christchurch earthquake recovery and development efforts (Greater Christchurch Transport Statement, Land Use Recovery Plan, Port access issues), and a variety of technical evaluations and stakeholder and community engagement processes for airports, ports, commercial, industrial and residential projects.

Andrew Stevens

Andrew is General Manger at RCR, an ASX-listed Construction and Services Contractor in the Mechanical, process, energy and electrical sectors. He served previously as General Manager Infrastructure at Fletcher Construction and prior to that, led the New Zealand businesses of Leighton Contractors, capping a very successful 16 year career in that company.

In addition to consistently excellent commercial outcomes, Andrews career is built on three foundations; the primacy of customer service, the power of investing effort in a positive, supportive team environment and a focus on operational simplicity.

An experienced Executive in the Infrastructure, Construction, Services and related building and engineering sectors, Andrew is a civil engineering and MBA graduate with more than 30 years experience in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. He has handled many diverse roles across the public and private sectors, spanning consulting engineering, design, project management, project delivery, services delivery, civil and roading, power and telecommunications as well as overall business leadership in GM and C level roles.

Andrew has a depth of governance experience on boards in sectors from not-for-profit, major project and long term service alliance boards, and industry bodies. Andrew has been on the Board of Infrastructure New Zealand since 2013.

Ian Purdy
Accident Compensation Corporation

Ian is the Head of Direct Property and Infrastructure Investment for Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC). He has been responsible for ACC’s property and infrastructure investments for over a decade, which have grown from $50 million to over $1.2b during this time. He has negotiated and structured the purchase of approximately $1.2b of assets for ACC, employing a number of different transaction structures across a wide range of property and infrastructure assets in both the public and private markets. Ian has led ACC’s PPP team through three successful PPP bids. Ian has also structured a number of innovated transactions in the property space. Prior to working at ACC, Ian worked in the equity research team at UBS, where he focused on researching companies listed on the New Zealand share market in the transport, infrastructure and property sectors.

Phil Gurnsey
New Zealand Defence Force

Phil Gurnsey is General Manager Estate Strategy with the New Zealand Defence Force responsible for estate and infrastructure strategy, investment, planning, strategic asset management, the real estate footprint and workforce culture. Phil's group leads the development of the Defence Estate Regeneration Programme, a $1.7 billion recapitalisation of the Defence Estate, and has substantial programmes for Defence housing and modernisation of camp and base accommodation, messing and dining.  Trained as a planner, Phil has over 25 years experience in central and local government and consulting, including as a manager coordinating the NZ government climate change programme, instigating Resource Management Act reforms, leading town centre redevelopments, and developing infrastructure business cases. Phil has previously been on the board of the Wellington Conservation Board, was member of the National Committee for the Resource Management Law Association and had three years as Private Secretary to the Minister for the Environment and Climate Change Issues.

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