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

Giles Frost

Giles Frost

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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.

Hugh Blaney

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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.

Michael Gregory

Michael Gregory

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Michael joined Amber’s predecessor organisation 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.

Alex Finch

Alex Finch

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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.

Amanda Woods

Amanda Woods

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Amanda is a member of the Amber executive and investment committee and a board director on a number of company boards.  Amanda joined Amber Infrastructure in 2010 and has over 15 years’ experience in infrastructure investment.  She has broad experience in development, structuring, financing, advising and managing operations for infrastructure transactions.

Amanda has been involved in many of the transactions originated by Amber since she joined and with Gavin, she manages the origination and structuring activities of the c.30 originators within Amber. She is qualified as a solicitor , holding a prior senior position at Allen & Overy LLP in their Projects, Energy and Infrastructure group, after studying law and languages at Nottingham University.

Gavin Tait

Gavin Tait

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Gavin is one of Amber Infrastructure's original members and is responsible for origination with Amanda. 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 previously worked at ABN AMRO. Gavin is a member of executive and investment committee for Amber and sits as a Director on a number of company boards. Gavin was educated at Warwick University.

Tom O' Shaughnessy

Tom O’Shaughnessy

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Tom joined Amber’s predecessor organisation in 2007 and is one of Amber’s founder members. Tom moved to New York to head up Amber’s US activities in November 2018. 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.

Prior to joining Amber Infrastructure, he worked in Project & Leveraged Finance and M&A advisory.  He is a Chartered Financial Analyst.