Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies

Closing the infrastructure gap - funding, finance and PPP policy considerations

David Asteraki, Director Infrastructure KPMG

3rd Sep 2013  11:00 am - Lecture Theatre 2 (Room 112), Level 1, St James Campus, The University of Sydney, 173-175 Phillip Street, Sydney, NSW 2000

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  • Where are we now? What is the scale of the problem?
  • The benefits of infrastructure investment
  • Funding constraints and opportunities
  • Financing issues

David Asteraki is a senior infrastructure financier with an international track record of advising Governments on the award of Public Private Partnership (PPP) projects, advising bidders, and arranging and providing limited-recourse finance. David is a Director of KPMG's Infrastructure and Projects Group, where he has advised the Federal Government on the National Broadband Network and various Defence projects; and the NSW RTA on the M2 Enhancement project. He undertook a review for Infrastructure Australia on barriers to competition and efficiency in the procurement of PPP projects, and has written widely on the challenges of financing Australian PPPs in the aftermath of the Global Financial Crisis. David was formerly Head of Partnerships Victoria and held several senior positions in the London PPP market, where his major projects included the M5 and M6 motorways in Hungary; the M74 motorway in Scotland; the M8 and M7/M8 motorways in Ireland; one of England's first PPP hospital projects; Spain's first PPP hospital project, England's first grouped schools project; Northern Ireland's first PPP raw water treatment project; and the BA London Eye, London's leading tourist attraction.