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Australia's Infrastructure Pipeline: Building Better Investment

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Australia's Infrastructure Pipeline: Building Better Investment


With Australia's booming population officially hitting a record 25 million people in August, a decade earlier than forecast, the country is looking to a strong infrastructure pipeline to ensure a high quality of life for its citizens.

The Australian Government has committed more than A$75 billion (£41.4 billion) over the next 10 years in spending on infrastructure projects, with Victoria and New South Wales leading the country in infrastructure investment. From Victoria's ambitious 'Suburban Rail Loop' proposal looking to link every major rail line in Melbourne, to New South Wales' revolutionary Western Sydney 'Aerotropolis' project set to establish 200,000 new jobs and a 24-hour economy set around the new Western Sydney Airport, it is evident major cities are looking to build better infrastructure and invest in the future of Australia.

Join us for an evening reception as we discuss Australia's infrastructure pipeline, the welcome challenge of continued population growth, and the related market opportunities.

Speakers include:

  • Julia Mills, Investment Director, UK & Europe, Government of Victoria
  • Geoff Roberts, Deputy Chief Commissioner and Economic Commissioner, Greater Sydney Commission
  • Richard Laudy, Head of Infrastructure, Pinsent Masons
  • Adrian Dwyer, Chief Executive Officer, Infrastructure Partnerships Australia (keynote)
  • David Rawson, General Manager - Client Coverage and Corporate Finance, Europe, National Australia Bank (moderator)
  • Andrew Rose, Chief Executive Officer, Global Infrastructure Investor Association



Australia-UK Chamber Members - £10
Guests & Non-members - £25


Julia Mills, Investment Director, UK & Europe, Government of Victoria


Julia leads Victoria’s economic development strategy and team in Europe. Her principal role is to secure investment from leading European companies into the state in key sectors, including infrastructure. Julia came to the Victorian Government after five years as a Senior Consultant at OCO Global, a leading authority on foreign investment and trade. There she worked with governmental economic development organisations in Europe, North America and Asia promoting foreign direct investment into their regions. Prior to this, she worked in business development for three years at the Japan External Trade Organisation in London and for two years at the Japanese Delegation to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris on trade, health & pensions and international development issues. In her previous career as a journalist and political researcher, she worked for the BBC and the Press Association; following which she was editor-in-chief for the English edition of the online European affairs magazine cafebabel.com in Paris.


Geoff Roberts, Deputy Chief Commissioner and Economic Commissioner, Greater Sydney Commission

Geoff Roberts was appointed to the Greater Sydney Commission as the Deputy Chief Commissioner and Economic Commissioner in late 2015 and re-appointed in September 2018. He has 35 years of experience in Australia and internationally working on city strategy, governance and leadership and currently holds an Adjunct Professorship position in the City Futures Research Centre at the University of New South Wales.

Mr Roberts led the negotiation of the Western Sydney City Deal on behalf of the NSW Government and played a pivotal role in the tri-government agreement reached in March 2018 between the Australian Government, the eight Councils of the Western City and the NSW Government. In May 2018, Mr Roberts was appointed by the Premier of NSW as the Chief Coordinator of the Western City a role that reports to all three levels of government.


Richard Laudy, Head of Infrastructure, Pinsent Masons

Richard is Head of Infrastructure at law firm, Pinsent Masons. Richard trained with the firm and his background is in the resolution of construction disputes. As Head of Infrastructure, he leads the firm's strategy in that area, working for infrastructure providers in infrastructure markets across the world. The particular geographies focussed upon are Europe, Middle East, Africa, Australia and the emerging markets in Asia.


Adrian Dwyer, Chief Executive Officer, Infrastructure Partnerships Australia

Adrian Dwyer is the Chief Executive Officer of Infrastructure Partnerships Australia – the nation’s leading public and private sector infrastructure think tank. Adrian’s career spans business, policy and public service roles across the private sector and the NSW and Australian governments – with expertise across transport, utilities and social infrastructure markets, and wider public administration.

Adrian served as IPA’s Head of Policy from 2011 until 2015, where he led major studies on road pricing reform, contracting and financing models, among others. In 2015, Adrian left IPA to serve as the Executive Director of Policy and Research at Infrastructure Australia – the Commonwealth Government’s statutory infrastructure body.

At Infrastructure Australia, Adrian led the development of the Australian Infrastructure Plan – a 15 year reform map for Australia’s infrastructure markets, alongside other major reports and studies – and enjoys strong, trusting relationships across the business, political and public sectors. Adrian was appointed as IPA’s Chief Executive Officer in March 2018.


David Rawson, General Manager - Client Coverage and Corporate Finance, Europe, National Australia Bank

David has over 30 years’ experience working in the London financial market. He joined NAB in 1997 to build its large corporate client business and has since run a number of client relationship and product specialist teams.

In his role as General Manager - Client Coverage and Corporate Finance, Europe, David leads a team of 70 with client relationship management responsibilities in the key European Corporate and Financial Institution sectors and product delivery capabilities in Debt Capital Markets, Infrastructure and Project Finance, Asset Finance and Transactional Banking services.

Prior to joining NAB, David held product, relationship management and credit positions with Rabobank, Sumitomo Trust and NatWest.


Andrew Rose, Chief Executive Officer, Global Infrastructure Investor Association

Andrew Rose is the inaugural Chief Executive of Global Infrastructure Investor Association (GIIA). Formed in 2015, GIIA works with governments and other key stakeholders around the world to promote the role of private capital in infrastructure.

Prior to joining GIIA, Andrew served as Chief Executive of the Homes & Communities Agency and before that as Chief Executive of Infrastructure UK in HM Treasury.

Andrew’s private sector roles have included Managing Director Investment Banking at CIBC World Markets where he established and led the Canadian bank’s European infrastructure investment banking practice in both the UK and USA.




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