Independent Investment Committee Observer
Michael Gerrard is an infrastructure investment professional with a 30+ year track record in governance, financing and successful delivery of major capital programmes, projects and investments, within both the private and public sectors
His experience is broad based – having been in the development and construction management, as well as on both the ‘buy’ and ‘sell’ sides of transactions. Michael has worked for Morgan Grenfell and Dresdner Kleinwort Benson and as a manager in the infrastructure and project finance markets – on projects in the transport, power, environmental, petrochemical and other infrastructure sectors. Michael was Head of Finance for the ground-breaking Barking independent power station in the UK (financed in 1992) and lead project finance manager for a World Bank supported power project in Pakistan (financed in 1994). Most recently, as Managing Director for the £4 billion Thames Tideway Tunnel project, he led the successful development, by Thames Water, of this major new sewer tunnel under London, which was financed in 2015. Previously, he was deputy CEO (latterly CEO) and a member of the investment committee of Partnerships (UK), the body established by the UK Government (2000 – 2010) to lead the UK’s national public-private-partnership investment programme.
Michael qualified as Chartered Chemical Engineer, holds a Fellowship of Institution of Civil Engineers, Fellowship of City & Guilds Institute and an MBA from the London Business School.