Plenary in support of new Infrastructure and Project Financing Agency appointment

Published 23 November 2017

AUSTRALIA – Plenary today welcomed the appointment of Ms Leilani Frew as CEO of the Australian Government’s Infrastructure and Project Financing Agency (IPFA), established recently to drive more private sector involvement in infrastructure development.

Plenary CEO Paul Oppenheim said Ms Frew has been at the forefront of the New South Wales Government’s most significant infrastructure projects and brings significant hands-on experience and expertise in infrastructure project finance.

“I am confident that Ms Frew will provide the dynamic leadership required to ensure IPFA adds value to the nation’s infrastructure procurement processes,” Mr Oppenheim said.

“Ms Frew is well placed to focus IPFA on providing capital to programs or projects where it is otherwise unavailable.”

Mr Oppenheim said Plenary remains open-minded about the benefits of IPFA.

“If it means more funding for critical infrastructure, that can only be a good thing.

“Our experience in North America has demonstrated that there is opportunity for central government leadership to accelerate much needed local infrastructure projects, through patient long-term low-return capital.”

Ms Frew will commence in her new role on 11 December.

 

Christopher Whitefield

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