Principal Projects
and CVs

The following is a list of the main non confidential projects on which the Directors of Mobsby Associates Limited have worked, either as directors of Mobsby Associates or during the last five years. Some earlier "pioneer" projects have also been included. The assignments involved advisory work and/or arranging and providing finance for projects for both the public and private sectors, in many countries and in many sectors.

Use this quick menu to jump to projects in specific parts of the world: United Kingdom / Europe / Asia / Middle East / South America / North America/Africa/ Other

UNITED KINGDOM
PPP/PFI

Crown Agents Participated in 2 x Crown Agents PPP training sessions on the subjects of “Risk Pricing” and “Why do PPP projects go wrong?” 2016
Durham & Derwentside Joint PFI Healthcare Project Financial advisor appointed by the Grosvenor House Group consortium, which has been prequalified as one of 3 bidders for this PFI project. Comprises a mental health unit and a primary care unit. Approximate value £40 million. 2006
Aquila Holdings working jointly with Tutt Associates, identifying potential equity investments in operating PFI project companies via the PFI Equity Secondary Market. Following identification, assisting with negotiating the investment until conclusion. 2005
Victoria and Albert Museumadvice on the Outline Business Case for the implementation of the PPP Spiral Project. 2003 and ongoing
Natural History Museum PPP financial advisor for a new CHP power and heating system, to be utilised by the Natural History Museum and the Victoria & Albert Museum. 2002/2003 and ongoing
N.E.Derby County Council Social Housing Project financial adviser to the Preferred Bidding Consortium. 2003/2004/2005
Hereford NHS hospital financial adviser to the consortium selected as the Preferred Bidder. Project reached financial close and is under construction. Project value £70m. 1999
South Manchester NHS hospital provided commercial support to the consortium selected as the Preferred Bidder. Assisted in the selection of the independent financial adviser. Project reached financial close and is operating. Project value £80m. 1999
Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh - leading member of the arranging and funding group of banks for one of the bidders, Consort (RBS and Balfour Beatty) on this major PFI hospital. Project value £150m. 1997
The Dartford Crossing Project (Queen Elizabeth II Bridge) Director of team that arranged the financing of the Dartford Crossing Project in the UK. The first build, own, operate and transfer (BOOT) project in the UK. Project value £120m. 1986/87
Bridgend Prison (a)internal financial adviser to the consortium which was selected as Preferred Bidder and investor in Bridgend Custodial Services Limited for the Bridgend Prison project, one of the first Private Finance Initiative prison projects in the UK. Project value £82m. 1996/2000

(b) Director of the internal financial advisory team appointed by Bridgend Custodial Services for the refinancing of Bridgend Prison.
Fazakerly Prison Internal financial adviser to the consortium which, together with Bridgend Prison, made the lowest bid. Prison Service decided that for policy reasons, the first two private prisons could not be awarded to the same consortium.
Metropolitan Police Area 4 financial adviser to bidding consortium. Project value £35m. 1997/98.
British Transport Police, Headquarters and Police Station financial adviser to bidding consortium. Consortium reached last two, but not finally selected. Project value £30m. 1999
Lincoln Police Estate Member of team appointed by Lincoln Police which carried out an initial review of the Lincoln Police Estate and the options, including the PFI, for developing a new country Headquarters and three new divisional headquarters. 2001/2002.
Army Technical Support Agency (ATSA) Andover project Financial adviser to one of the bidding consortia. Project withdrawn by Government after Defence Review. Project value £25m. 1996/7.
West Cumbria College Financial adviser to the College. Reviewed options of public sector funding and the PFI. Project selected for public sector funding. Prepared business case. Project value £25m. 1997
Private Finance Initiative Secondary Market Assistance to a group of investors interested in setting up a Private Finance Initiative secondary market, where the original equity investors in individual Private Finance Initiative companies can dispose of their equity participations to recycle these funds into new projects and contracts. Project value £20/30m. 2001/02.
Electricity supply to PFI projects advising SEEBOARD on its financing strategy for its electricity supply projects under the PFI. The role includes being a member of the negotiating team dealing with the banks, and the legal and technical advisers to the lending consortium. 2001/2003
EDF Wind Farms Appointed to carry out a survey of the financing of wind farms. 2003 and ongoing
A419/A417 Swindon - Gloucester Road lead arranger for the successful bid by the Road Management Group to design, build, finance and operate (DBFO) this road concession under Tranche 1 of the DBFO Roads Programme. Project value £150m. 1995/96.
A1(M) Alconbury - Peterborough Road lead arranger for the successful bid by the Road Management Group to design, build, finance and operate (DBFO) this road concession under Tranche 1 of the DBFO Roads Programme. Project value £150m. 1995/96
OTHERS 
Electricity supply Northern Ireland advising AuIron of Australia in connection with a 600MW lignite-fired mine-mouth power station in Northern Ireland. Role includes the identification of a joint venture partner(s), discussions with the Regulator in Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic, discussions with other Northern Ireland government departments and local authority, the creation of a suitable debt and equity structure, holding a competition for the provision of debt and equity and the negotiation of all relevant contracts. Project value £600m. Assignment ongoing.
 
EUROPE
Lithuania Appointed with a colleague by the Central Project Management Agency of the Government of Lithuania, to assist with a review of the feasibility studies of 6 pilot PPP infrastructure projects in social housing, education, the health sector, road transport and the justice system, to prepare a Methodology for PPP Payment Mechanisms and a review of a PSC, a PPP Procurement Process, a review of a legal agreement for a PPP prison project, prepare sector risk matrix and prepare a training programme for senior officials. 2010/2011
Montenegro the PPP Expert in a team appointed by the European Agency for Reconstruction to assist with the preparing of a PPP policy for Tourism Development and the implementation of a pilot project, the Buljarica Beach Tourism Development Project. 2007
Ukraineappointed by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) as part of a team to assist Ukravtodor, the State Roads Administration of the Ukraine, to prepare a PPP Roads Policy and process and to select a pilot PPP road project. 2006
Bulgaria and Ukraine Appointed by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), to carry out an Infrastructure Study (Infrascope) of Bulgaria and Ukraine, as part of a project named “private participation in infrastructure, Eastern Europe Central Asia”, funded by the EBRD. 2011/2012
Bulgariaappointed by the Ministry of Finance to assist with establishing a PPP Roads Policy and in particular to develop the most effective and efficient concession model for the completion and construction of new highways. 2006
Romania Senior Member of the team led by Credinvest of Romania, appointed by Grup Servicii Petroliera SA of Romania to assist with the implementation of the Midia Harbour PPP Project. 2011/2012
Romania Member of the PPP financial advisory team led by Credinvest International, appointed by the Ministry of Transport of the Romanian Government, which is in consortium with Louis Berger Inc., to assist with the implementation of the Bucharest PPP Motorway Ring Road Project. 2009/2010, restarted in 2012.
Romaniaappointed by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) to prepare the Terms of Reference for the Consultants to assist with the implementation of the first PPP road project. 2006
Russian Federation in association with Corporate Solutions of the UK, appointed by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development to prepare a report on the potential for Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) in the Russian Federation in the transport and municipal infrastructure sectors. 2004
Republic of Ireland senior member of the team led by the Adam Smith Institute, International Division selected by the Irish Government as a member of one of three consortia, to provide PFI/PPP financial policy advice. 2002/2003
Croatia/UNDP Provided assistance to the Public Investment Authority of the Government of Croatia under a UNDP Technical Assistance Programme to review their public private partnership motorway programme and assist in preparing a Recommended Procedure for implementing the Zagreb - Macelj motorway and Heads of Terms of a concession agreement for all motorway projects. 1997.
Finland Provided support for a report and assessment of the proposed Mantyharju - Kymyoki Canal project in Finland with a review of its suitability for a PPP/PFI approach and its bank ability. 2000
Republic of Ireland led the team advising a major metals producer in the Republic of Ireland in the development of a 200MW gas-fired CHP plant where they will use about 40MW and the balance will be sold on the new electricity market. Assignment included the identification of joint-venture partners; the creation of a suitable debt and equity structure; holding a competition for the provision of debt and equity and the negotiation of all relevant contracts. I£250m. 1998/99
Republic of Ireland financial adviser to a government-owned entity in Ireland in connection with the first IPP in the Republic. The recommendations assisted in the formation of government policy and the project has been successfully developed. 1997
Republic of Ireland Senior members of the team led by the Adam Smith Institute appointed by the Government to provide PPP policy advice on a call off basis. Assignment ongoing
Poland senior member and leader on project finance issues in the team advising a major UK utility on the possible acquisition of a ZE or electricity distribution company. 1998/1999
Romania leader of the team advising Romgaz, the Romanian Gas Company, on its funding options for a major expansion of its gas network. 1999.
Czech Republic/Sweden adviser to Assidomain of Sweden, a major pulp and paper producer in Central and Eastern Europe, on the sale of a dedicated power station at their pulp and paper plant in the Czech Republic together with advising them on the form of PPA to buy the electricity from the new owner. 1999
Electricity Transfer project, Nordic government financial adviser to the Ministry of Energy of a Nordic government on the structuring of contracts and preliminary business plan in connection with the sale of electricity via a sub sea cable to Scotland and/or Holland. 1996/98
Portugal/France adviser to a group of French companies in their bid for a US$500m toll road in Portugal under the Portuguese Government's SCUT or PPP programme. 1997/98
Portugal financial adviser to a consortium of companies including Siemens and GEC Alsthom (now Alstom) in respect of their bid to build, own and operate the North-South Rail Link in Lisbon on behalf of the Portuguese Government as a Public Private Partnership. 1996/97
Greece financial adviser to a consortium of Greek companies bidding to design, build, finance and operate the Athens Ring Road under the Greek Government's PPP programme. 1997
Spain financial adviser in a technical and architectural group working for the Ministerio de Obras Publicas, Transportes y Medio Ambiente (Ministry of Transport) and to the Aeropuertos Espanoles y Navegacion Aeren (the National Airport Authority) in Spain regarding the proposed expansion of the Barajas International Airport, Madrid. Consideration was given to the use of a PPP type structure. Project was funded with EC funds. 1996/97
Estonia financial adviser to the State Enterprise Port of Tallinn, the Government of Estonia, with regard to the development of Muuga Port, one of the major ports of the eastern Baltic coast. Provided the State Enterprise with a feasibility study generating options for the financing of the US$500m port expansion, with an emphasis on partnerships between the Government and the private sector. This was the first Estonian project to launched at the EBRD's offices in London. 1995/6.
Malta financial adviser to Malta Freeport, the Government of Malta, with regard to the development of Marsaxlokk Freeport, Malta, a US$220m expansion, including a review of partnerships with the private sector. The project was financed from the US bond market. 1996
 
ASIA
China Provided a one day PPP training course on “Risks” and “Why do projects go wrong and what to do when they do” arranged by China Financial Services Limited at the University of West London, for a group from Jinan City, China. 2016
Pakistan/World Bank Financial adviser to the Water and Power Authority of Pakistan financed by US AID for the first major privatisation of an energy infrastructure project in Pakistan. Worked jointly with the World Bank. Project value US$400m. 1985/86
Vietnam/EC Provided assistance to the Government of Vietnam to set up an infrastructure BOT programme under an EC Technical Assistance programme. 1993/94
Sri Lanka Financial adviser to the Euro-China Ports consortium, which as the preferred bidder for the redevelopment for the Port of Galle in Sri Lanka, carried out a detailed feasibility study of the project as a public:private partnership. Project value US$350m. 1996/97
Sri Lanka/World Bank Member of the London Economics/W S Atkins team, which was appointed by The World Bank/Government of Sri Lanka to carry out a mid-term review of the Private Sector Infrastructure Development Corporation, a financial institution of the Government of Sri Lanka and a review of the present position of privately financed infrastructure projects and the project pipeline in Sri Lanka. 1999
India Member of the technical/financial advisory team of Tata Consultancy Services/W S Atkins which evaluated three bids received by the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board for the River Cawvery Stage IV, Phase II, the first public:private partnership water supply project in India. Project value US$300m. 1998
India Financial adviser to the UB Consortium appointed the preferred bidder for the Bangalore Elevated Light Rail System project, Phase I in India. Project value US$750m. 2000/2002
IndiaSenior member of the team led by Adam Smith International of the UK, appointed by the World Bank to carry out a Road Reform Programme including the potential for a PPP Road Programme, for the State of Chattisgarh. 2004/2005
Cambodia/World Bank Senior member of the team led by Frontier Economics of the UK, selected by The World Bank to prepare a Country Framework Report on private participation in infrastructure for Cambodia to improve the transport, water supply and sanitation, power and telecommunication services available in the country. 2000/01
Indonesia financial adviser to the Export Credit Guarantees Department (ECGD)the export credit agency of the UK on the Cikampek-Padalarang toll road project in Indonesia. The project's sponsors were seeking export credit cover for the project that was being developed on a limited recourse basis. The project cost was approximately US$625m. 1996/97
Indonesia financial advisor for a project to supply double decker buses from the UK for the city of Jakarta. 1980
Hong Kong financial adviser to a consortium of companies headed by Cheung Kong of Hong Kong bidding to build the Route 3 toll road in Hong Kong. Project value US$300m. 1996/97.
ChinaSenior member of a team led by Halcrow of the UK. Role in the team appointed by the World Bank, is to provide PPP financial advisory services to the Tianjin Municipal Government for the Tianjin Sewerage Sector Study and Implementation Plan Project. 2004/2005
 
MIDDLE EAST
Yemen PPP Expert member of the team led by Economic Consulting Associates Limited of the UK, appointed by the World Bank to assist in implementing the Gas to Power Market in the Yemen and in particular the Ma’rib to Ma’bar gas pipeline and the Ma’bar 400MW gas fired power station projects. 2008/2009
Turkey Provided support for a review of the financial feasibility and bankability of a major hydro power station project in Turkey for a US energy company. 2000.
Oman Financial adviser to the United Power Group which was awarded the concession for the Manah Power Project in Oman. This was the first public:private partnership project in the Gulf region. Project value US$220m. 1993/94.
Qatar prepared a Report and Recommendations of the proposed restructuring of the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Agriculture, for the Planning Council of the Government of Qatar. 2002.
UAE carried out a feasibility study for the Government of Fujirah, of a ship repair facility at the Port of Dibba as a Public/Private Partnership project. 1999.
Jordan Appointed Financial Analyst of the Team selected by the European Investment Bank to carry out Phase 1of the MIYAHUNA Operations Support Project (MOSP), a financial, economic and technical review of the past and future performance of MIYAHUNA the Jordan Water Company wholly owned by the Water Authority of Jordan, which is responsible for providing water and wastewater services for the capital city of Amman. 2010/2011
Jordan Appointed by the Executive Privatisation Commission of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, to prepare the Terms of Reference for consultants to assist with the implementation of the El Karameh PPP Border Crossing Project. 2007
JordanPPP financial advisory member of the team led by Pohl Consulting & Associates of Germany, appointed by the European Union and the Executive Privatisation Commission of the Government of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to review the Tourism Sector, select two pilot PPP Tourism Projects and assist with the implementation of these two pilot projects. 2006/2007
Jordan Appointed by the Executive Privatisation Commission of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to facilitate and present a 3 day PPP Workshop for senior executives of the EPC, arranged by Pohl Consulting & Associates of Germany on behalf of the European Union. 2007
Jordan Financial adviser to one of the bidding consortia for the privatisation of the Aqaba Railway in Jordan. Project value US$150m. 1997
SOUTH AMERICA
Guyana as part of an overall Privatisation Team led by the Adam Smith Institute, International Division, provided BOT financial advice to the Privatisation Unit of the Government of Guyana, for Phase 1 of the Berbice Bridge Project. 2002. Provided additional PPP/BOT financial advice to the Privatisation Unit of the Prime Minister's Office for Phase 2 of the Berbice Bridge Project. 2004
Mexico senior member of the team led by Rios Ferrer y Guillén – Llarena S.C., a local legal firm, appointed by the Hacienda (Treasury) of the Government of Mexico to assist with the implementation of the Customs Accommodation Project, the first private sector infrastructure services contract in Mexico.  2003 
Mexico Senior member of the team led by Felipe Ochoa, a local consultancy, appointed by the Mexican Department of Transport (Secretaria de Comunicaciones y Transportes) on the Nuevo Necaxa - Tihuatlán PPS (Public Private Partnership) road project. 2005/2006
Member of the Evaluation Team that evaluated bids received and recommended the award to the Preferred Bidder, a Mexican/Spanish consortium. 2007
NORTH AMERICA
Canada member of the Financial Services Advisory Team led by Morrison Hershfield, appointed by Infrastructure Ontario as a Vendor of Record, to provide financial advisory services on a call off basis. 2007/2008
AFRICA
African Development Bank Infrastructure Finance Expert of the core team led by Pohl Consultants & Associates of Germany, appointed by the African Development Bank to carry out a strategic framework for infrastructure development of the transport, ICT and water and sanitation sectors and all cross cutting issues. 2011
Kenya PPP Expert as part of the team led by PKF East Africa, appointed by Sports Kenya to carry out a feasibility study of implementing 3 sports stadia at Nairobi, Mombasa and Eldoret using a PPP financial structure. 2015
Kenya Part of a team led by PKF (Kenya) appointed by the Ministry of Health of the Government of Kenya, to carry out a review of the Value for Money of an IT diagnostic countrywide facility. 2015
Uganda PPP Expert of the team led by Mott MacDonald, South Africa appointed by the World Bank to assist the Government of Uganda to develop a PPP project pipeline. 2011/2012
Sub-Sahara Africa member of the team appointed by the Project Management Unit of the Private Infrastructure Development Group (a donor organisation), to carry out a strategic review of the progress of the Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund, a donor and private sector financed fund, which provides long term debt for infrastructure projects in Sub-Sahara Africa. 2009
Ghana and Egypt Assisted Mott MacDonald of the UK appointed by the IFC, by carrying out the financial sections of PPP feasibility studies of the Korle Bu General Hospital in Ghana and the Suez University Hospital in Egypt. 2012/2014
Ghana Member of the team led by sister company PPP Solutions Ltd. appointed by the Ministry of Finance of Ghana, to implement a PPP training course for senior government officials of frontline ministries involved in the PPP infrastructure development programme. 2012
Ghana appointed by BizClim on behalf of the ACAP/EU, to assist the EU Delegation in Ghana to monitor the performance of the contractors appointed to assist with the implementation of the Western Corridor Infrastructure Project. 2008/2009
Zambia appointed by BizClim on behalf of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Countries/EU to monitor the performance of the contractors appointed to implement the Enhancing Zambia Development Agency’s Capacity to Facilitate Investors and Investment project. 2007/2008
Nigeria PPP Expert appointed by Roughton International to review the Final Business Case (FBC) of the Lagos – Ibadan PPP Highway Project. Prepared a Review Report on the FBC. 2015
Nigeria PPP Expert directly assisting the Director General of the Office of Public-Private Partnerships, subsequently Hon.Commissioner for Finance of the State Government of Lagos, as a senior member of the Adam Smith International team appointed by the UK Department of International Development to manage the Nigerian Infrastructure Advisory Facility 2. Involved in preparing potential PPP projects; in negotiations with ongoing PPP projects in all sectors including transport (a toll road, a toll bridge, an international airport, a deep sea port, 2 metro lines), power(5 IPPs), healthcare (a hospital and several mother & child clinics), leisure, water supply and sanitation, waste management, security and in bringing them to financial close and operations; in updating the current PPP Law, in preparing a PPP Policy Statement and a PPP Manual and in improving PPP institutional capacity. 2012/2013/2014 /2015
Nigeria PPP expert team member of the team led by Adam Smith International, appointed by DFID the UK Aid Agency to assist with setting up the Nigeria Infrastructure Advisory Facility (NIAF). 2007/2008
Zambia appointed by the European Union under the ACAP Business Climate Facility managed by WYG International of the UK, to prepare the Terms of Reference for Consultants to assist the Zambian Development Agency’s capacity to facilitate investors and investment. 2007
South Africa assisted the Department of Communications of the Government of South Africa to prepare a feasibility study of utilising a Public Private Partnership (PPP) financial structure for the 112 Emergency Communications Project, part of the Support to Restructuring of Public Enterprises in South Africa, managed by the Adam Smith Institute, International Division and supported by the Department for International Development (DFID) of the UK. 2004
Rwandateam leader of the team led by the Adam Smith Institute which has prepared a Country Framework Report of the infrastructure of Rwanda and the participation of the private sector in infrastructure service provision.  2002/2003
Mauritiussenior member of the team led by Carlbro of Denmark and including DCDM, a local management consultancy firm, appointed by the Government of Mauritius to carry out a feasibility study of a waste management project for the island and to review its potential as the first public private partnership (PPP) project in Mauritius.  2003
OTHER
EU-Africa Business Forum Appointed by Business Climate (BizClim), Brussels to assist with the arrangements for the EU-Africa Business Forum, held in Nairobi on 28 and 29 September 2009 and in particular with the Infrastructure Breakout Session. Prepared the recommendations of the Infrastructure Group for the next Business Forum. 2009
World Bank Senior member of the team led by Frontier Economics of the UK, selected by The World Bank to prepare a Toolkit to set out the necessary steps for appointing advisers for implementing policies or projects to attract private sector investment in infrastructure in all sectors by governments of developing countries. 2000/01
Caribbean Development Bank Reviewed a feasibility study of the Blowing Point Ferry Terminal PPP Project in Anguilla for the Caribbean Development Bank. 2016
Secretariat of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACAP) Group PPP Expert member of the team led by WYG International of the UK, appointed by the Secretariat of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of Countries in a joint programme with the European Commission, to assist and develop the private sector participation in member countries. 2006
Department for International Development (DFID) Provided support to a colleague appointed by the Department for International Development (DFID) to review the potential of using a Public Private Partnership financial structure for the development of the proposed new airport on the island of St. Helena. 2009
As regards projects in which both Marion Price and John Mobsby have been involved prior to Mobsby Associates Limited, please see their individual CVs. Copies can be obtained by clicking on one of the email addresses below.

mail@mobsbyassociates.com
john.mobsby@mobsbyassociates.com
marion.price@mobsbyassociates.com

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