Matthew Vickerstaff is the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Infrastructure and Projects Authority and Head of Government’s Project Finance Profession.
Matthew has been a director of a number of finance organisation and has 25 years experience in the design, build, finance and operation of infrastructure projects all over the world. This included over 20 years at Société Générale where he was responsible for managing the global structured finance teams including infrastructure, real estate, aircraft, shipping sectors, and export finance, and where he spent time working in Toronto, New York, Paris and London. Prior to SocGen Matthew began his career at Hambros PLC.
Matthew has worked on numerous major projects across a multiplicity of sectors including:
Gatwick, Sydney and Budapest airports
The Gautrain rail project in South Africa, the Piccadilly Line extension and other metro projects in Sao Paulo, Milan and Barcelona
Solar and wind renewables projects in Spain, France and Germany
The Post Office counters transformation project
Prior to the Infrastructure and Projects Authority, Matthew was most recently Head of Impact Investment Banking at ClearlySo, assuming overall responsibility for established investment banking and capital raising activities, including equity and debt placement and corporate finance advisory business.
Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Head of Project Finance
The Deputy Chief Executive Officer deputises for the IPA’s CEO as required in addition to having direct leadership responsibility for the management of IPA’s Finance and International teams, including responsibility for Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) and the UK Guarantees Scheme (UKGS).
The Head of Project Finance leads the project finance profession in government and is a spokesperson for the IPA and government on the use of private finance to deliver public projects.