The founding members of Amber have worked together since 2000. Their skills have been complemented by a growing team with a broad range of skills and backgrounds.

Management

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Giles Frost

CEO close

Giles was a co-founder of Amber Infrastructure in 2009. He has worked on project finance and infrastructure transactions for more than 25 years and has been involved in all aspects of origination, development, management, financing of and investment into infrastructure projects. Giles contributes to Government thinking on infrastructure development and is a regular speaker and writer on infrastructure-related matters.

Giles led the IPO of the FTSE250-listed infrastructure investment company INPP in 2006 and is a Board Director. He qualified as a lawyer and studied law at Oxford University.

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Hugh Blaney

Director of Origination close

Hugh was a co-founder of Amber Infrastructure in 2009. Hugh is a member of the Amber Infrastructure Executive Credit Committee and has been involved in over 100 property, infrastructure and PPP transactions with a capital value in excess of £10bn.

He is a member of the investment advisory team of INPP and has considerable experience in originating and managing Infrastructure investments. Hugh was educated at Belvedere College and Trinity College Dublin BA(Mod) MSIS.

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Michael Gregory

Director Asset Management and Chief Operating Officer close

Michael joined Amber Infrastructure in 2002. He is an Executive Director and has over 20 years' relevant experience in the PPP/PFI industry in the U.K.; specialising in management of project design, build and operations.

Michael's has wide technical experience in both Construction and FM service elements of schemes and was responsible for the establishment of INPP (formerly Babcock & Brown Public Partnerships) and Amey's SPV management business, with particular focus on accommodation-based PPP/PFI projects.

Michael is responsible for the asset management side of Amber Infrastructure’s businesses. He holds a BSc (Hons) in Quantity Surveying, MSc in Construction Project Management, a Post Graduate Diploma in Law and is also a Chartered Builder.

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Alex Finch

Chief Finance Officer close

Alex joined Amber Infrastructure shortly after the management buyout in 2009. He previously worked for KPMG advising clients on corporate listings, acquisitions and disposals, financial reporting, controls, processes and audit, with a focus on the provision of due diligence and accounting services to infrastructure clients, including the significant majority of secondary market PPP portfolios and U.K. airport transactions.

Alex has had overall responsibility for the finance function of the Group and Amber Infrastructure’s listed and unlisted funds. He oversees all financial and management reporting, tax, accounting and forecasting for the group. He is a member of the Amber Infrastructure Executive and Investment Committees.

Alex holds a BSc (Hons) in Economics and Accounting from Bristol University and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

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Amanda Woods

Investment Director and General Counsel close

Amanda joined Amber Infrastructure in 2010. She has broad experience in bid management, structuring, advising and managing operations for infrastructure transactions. She has a legal background and was at Allen & Overy LLP within the Projects, Energy and Infrastructure Group.

Amanda works across the origination and asset management business units at Amber Infrastructure with a focus on regulatory asset financings. She also has overall responsibility for the legal and risk function within Amber Infrastructure. She is qualified as a solicitor after studying law and languages at Nottingham University.

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Tom O’Shaughnessy

Head of Treasury and Analytics close

Tom joined Amber Infrastructure in 2007. Prior to joining Amber Infrastructure, he worked in Project & Leveraged Finance and M&A advisory. Tom has responsibility for the analytical functions at Amber Infrastructure including external stakeholder and also the origination and assessment of new opportunities.

Tom has experience across sectors including Corporate Banking, Insurance, Renewables, Energy and Infrastructure and has been responsible for closing transactions with an aggregate capital value over £5bn. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

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Gavin Tait

Director of Origination close

Gavin is one of Amber Infrastructure's original members and is jointly responsible for origination with Hugh. Gavin has considerable infrastructure experience built-up over the past 20 years, including leading investments in National Grid Gas Distribution, Thames Tideway Tunnel and major electricity transmission projects.

He joined Amber Infrastructure from Babcock & Brown and has worked at ABN AMRO. Gavin is a member of the investment advisory team for INPP and sits as a Director on a number of company Boards. Gavin was educated at Warwick University.