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Government creates new infrastructure role

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The Infrastructure and Projects Authority (IPA) has appointed Matthew Vickerstaff as its deputy CEO and head of project finance, a newly created role.

The post is intended to bring additional project finance expertise to the IPA – a government body that provides support for major infrastructure and government projects.

Vickerstaff has spent more than 10 years at financial services group Societe Generale working with clients across industries including airports, rail, roads and renewables.

He starts his new role on 14 November and his appointment reflects the importance government places on securing private investment for the country’s infrastructure.

“I am really looking forward to joining the IPA at such an exciting time for infrastructure,” said Vickerstaff.

“This government’s ambition to deliver high quality infrastructure must be matched by its ability to work with investors, project sponsors from the UK and across the world.”

As deputy CEO, Vickerstaff will act as a spokesperson for the IPA and the government on the use of private finance to deliver government projects. He will also be head of the project finance profession across government.

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