2 October 2019 Aus-UK Chamber: Breakfast Briefing with Romilly Madew AO, Chief Executive, Infrastructure Australia and Bridget Rosewell OBE, Commissioner, National Infrastructure Commission

Wednesday 2nd October 2019

7:30AM – 9:30AM

Networking and breakfast from 7:30AM with formalities at 8:00AM


Laytons LLP | 2 More London Riverside | London | SE1 2AP | Map

Limited tickets remaining. Register by COB Monday 30th September.

At a Population Summit held in Sydney earlier this week, Infrastructure Australia CEO Romilly Madew told audiences that sustainable, green infrastructure precincts are key to the cities of the future.

With a population growing at unprecedented levels, an energy system transitioning to renewable sources, and transport services that must connect remote communities to burgeoning urban centres, Australia’s infrastructure network is at a critical point for structural change and strategic growth.

Meanwhile, cities across the United Kingdom have long been grappling with similar struggles relating to the three C’s, namely: congestion, capacity and carbon reduction. The UK’s National Infrastructure Commission is looking closely at these factors as part of its national resilience assessment to help maintain sustainable and liveable cities across the UK.

In this Breakfast Briefing, you will have the chance to hear from both Infrastructure Australia and the UK National Infrastructure Commission on the synergies between the UK and Australia’s national infrastructure needs.

This event is being held in partnership with our sister organisation, the Australian British Chamber of Commerce, the hosts of the Australian British Infrastructure Catalyst 2019. For full details on the Infrastructure Catalyst, please view the programme here.

We hope you can join us at this briefing, sponsored by our Platinum Partner, National Australia Bank.

Romilly Madew AO, Chief Executive, Infrastructure Australia

Romilly Madew AO commenced as Chief Executive of Infrastructure Australia in April 2019.

Infrastructure Australia is the national, independent advisory body working  with government, industry and the community to improve the delivery of major infrastructure projects and provide the big picture view on future infrastructure needs.

Recently awarded an Order of Australia in acknowledgment of her contribution to Australia’s sustainable building movement, Romilly is recognised around the world as a leader and advocate for change in the property and construction sector. Prior to Infrastructure Australia, she led the Green Building Council of Australia for 13 years.

Romilly holds Board positions with Sydney Olympic Park Authority and Chief Executive Women, and has sat on numerous ministerial panels.  Her achievements have previously been recognised with national and international awards, including the 2017 World Green Building Council Chairman’s Award and 2015 International Leadership Award from the US Green Building Council.

Romilly has been named one of the ‘100 Women of Influence’ by the Australian Financial Review and Westpac, and is a National and NSW winner of the Telstra Business Women’s Award.

Bridget Rosewell OBE, Commissioner, National Infrastructure Commission

Bridget Rosewell is an experienced director, policy maker and economist, with a track record in advising public and private sector clients on key strategic issues. She has worked extensively on cities, infrastructure and finance, advising on projects in road and rail and on major property developments and regeneration. She has been a member of Commissions looking at the future of public services, city finance, London finance, the North East economy, the City Growth Commission and the London Infrastructure Commission. She has also served as Chief Economic Adviser to the Greater London Authority (2002 to 2012) and her book, ‘Reinventing London’, was published in 2014.

Bridget Rosewell is Chair of Atom Bank and of the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency. She is also a non-executive director of Network Rail, and founder and Senior Advisor of Volterra Partners. She was appointed OBE in July 2013 and is also a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers.

Adam Coxhead, Head of Specialised & acquisition Finance, Europe Corporate & Institutional Banking, National Australia Bank

Adam leads the Specialised & Acquisition Finance origination business for NAB in Europe.

He has 15+ years banking and finance experience in New Zealand and London, with the last 11 years focussed on the Energy & Infrastructure markets in the UK.  Adam has led project & leveraged infrastructure transactions across segments including renewable energy, PPP/PFI, brownfield infrastructure and regulated utilities.

Adam holds Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce degrees from University of Canterbury and is admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand.