People

Oliver Andrews

Chairman

Mr. Oliver Andrews has nearly 40 years’ experience in project development, infrastructure development, investing, public-private partnerships and strategic advisory. He has successfully directed and invested US$10 bn and originated US$100bn of infrastructure deals across the African continent.

During his tenure as the Executive Director and Chief Investment Officer of the Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), AFC’s assets under management grew from US$1 billion to over US$8.4 billion. He was pioneer of the project development asset class in AFC having led the closure of several signature transactions including the 350MW Cenpower project; Djibouti wind farm; dynamic bauxite mine. He also led the closure of ARISE, a pan-African infrastructure and industrial platform; a manganese mine in Gabon. ... Oliver is the pioneer Chairman of Africa Infrastructure Development Association and led the AFCs accreditation with the Green Climate Fund. An MBA holder from the University of Wales, who previously was engaged as a consultant for the World Bank, the African Development Bank, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and served as CEO TCI Infrastructure & the Gambia Ports Authority, his contributions to the investment industry were recognised by the award of the Champion of Finance by the 2017 EMEA Finance Awards. Oliver, an Incorporated electric and electronics Engineer, possesses a postgraduate diploma in Port and Shipping Administration from the University of Wales and an MBA from Cardiff Business School. Oliver is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Gary Neville

Director

Gary has an infrastructure, project finance, management consultancy and accountancy background with board experience at Main List, AIM and private companies and investment vehicle experience using private, public and DFI funding.

Gary co- founded IPMLLP a specialist asset management firm which serves investors, projects and opportunities in the sectors of infrastructure and technology. He is currently a non-executive director at Infinity Energy, Board Advisor for Iona Capital, which manages funds for institutional investors that provide equity and subordinated debt into renewable infrastructure projects in the BioEnergy sector.... He is a co-founder and director of InfoSec K2K, a cyber-security company focusing on regulated industries such as finance, utilities, telecoms and the public sector. He is a former Director of John Laing plc, the UK listed international infrastructure investment company with investments in Europe, Australasia and North America. Gary was Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer of the manager of US$500MM InfraMed Infrastructure fund based in Paris targeting transport, power and urban infrastructure projects in the SEMED region. Gary was a former management consultant with PWC and BDO Binder Hamlyn, Head of Project Finance at merchant bank Guinness Mahon, Director/Shareholder of a specialist Trade Finance entity and has held senior finance positions with Dow Chemical and Allied Lyons. He holds a Teacher’s Certificate from Durham University, is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and a Member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment.