Matthew Houseley has advised clients on the structuring and financing of project financings for 29 years. Matthew is a founding partner of Newbridge Advisors. He previously worked for Royal Bank of Canada for 12 years following a 9-year career at Greenwich NatWest and was the Managing Director, Head of RBC’s Social Infrastructure team.
Matthew has helped to deliver funding for government offices, hospitals, housing, rail, renewables, roads, schools, secure accommodation, universities, waste and water projects. Other work has included advising clients on equity disposals and acquisitions, regeneration initiatives, restructurings and capital raisings.
Matthew is currently working on projects in the UK, USA, Norway and the Netherlands and has previously worked on projects in France, Ireland, Italy and Sweden, as well as many other countries. For six months in 2003 Matthew was seconded to Partnerships UK where he established the refinancings Taskforce. Matthew holds a BA in Physics from Jesus College, Oxford University.
Richard Dodson has been a financial adviser on project finance transactions for 11 years. Richard is a founding partner of Newbridge Advisors. For the previous 6 years he was part of Royal Bank of Canada’s Infrastructure Finance team where he advised sponsors primarily on PPP/PFI transactions.
This included structures using bank debt, capital markets and institutional funding. His role involved optimizing the financial and commercial aspects of the bid strategy and developing financial models to analyse the projects.
He has worked on projects across a range of sectors including both social infrastructure and transportation, predominantly in the UK but also in a number of other European countries. Prior to RBC, Richard was at Operis Business Engineering where he led one of its three modelling teams.
Delia Beddis heads up Newbridge Development and Project Management. Delia previously led the development and procurement of a series of major projects for the London Legacy Development Corporation.
Delia played a key role in securing the long leasehold sale of the former Media Centres to Here East to create a major new technology hub. More recently, she led the procurement to secure a developer for 1,500 new homes at East Wick and Sweetwater including 500 Private Rented units under an innovative commercial structure. She also has experience on developing education, arts and cultural projects using her skills in team and stakeholder management.
Delia was previously a member of the team at Royal Bank of Canada where she advised on Housing Association debt capacity, securing new debt facilities, infrastructure PFI bids and housing policy in Northern Ireland.
Grant Vaughan has 14 years of commercial banking experience, focussing on debt capital markets funding for social housing and infrastructure clients. Grant most recently worked at Lloyds Bank as a director in the DCM team, helping to build a market leading social housing DCM business.
Grant was also responsible for infrastructure finance in the capital markets, leading on a number of economic infrastructure transactions as well more project specific transactions and PFI refinancings, most recent being the Connect Plus (M25) bond. Grant’s expertise includes bond finance, private placements, institutional investor finance as well as monoline wrapped transactions and liability management.
Prior to Lloyds Bank, Grant was at Barclays Capital for 6 years. Grant holds a Finance Honours degree from the University of Cape Town.
Jo Hames has advised public and private sector clients on infrastructure projects for over 20 years. Jo led the acquisition of European infrastructure assets for investment funds and represented their interests as a NED on acquired SPVs. She has significant commercial and operational experience of major infrastructure assets as a NED and subsequently as an Executive Director on Singapore Sports Hub PPP project.
Jo was previously a Director at Ernst & Young LLP where she advised clients on health, social housing, rail, schools, waste and leisure PPP projects. Other work included refinancing, acquisitions, variations, financial DD.
Jo holds a BSc Construction Management (Quantity Surveying).
Chris Evans joined Newbridge in June 2020, having spent 10 years at Lloyds Bank where he helped develop their Debt Capital Markets franchise, leading transactions across multiple geographies, sectors and currencies.
Chris’s area of expertise is Social Housing where he has led various public bond transactions for debut and repeat borrowers, as well as Taps, MTNs and Private Placements. Chris also has experience in the establishment of Programme debt, to assist frequent and nimble access to the Capital Markets, as well as arranging funding linked to Environmental, Social & Governance (“ESG”) principles.
Chris is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and has a qualification in ESG Investing (CFA UK Level 4 Certificate).
Adam Hylan has advised on corporate finance transactions for over 20 years. He has previously worked for Ernst & Young, Royal Bank of Canada and HSBC, executing a range of M&A and as well as debt and equity financing transactions in the airport, road, rail, port and shipping sectors. He has also advised the UK Department for Transport on a number of occasions.
Prior to focusing on the infrastructure sector, Adam worked on a broad range of UK corporate finance transactions, including IPOs and public takeovers. Adam has considerable international experience, having worked for HSBC in New York and completed transactions in France, Spain, Australia, Singapore, Jordan and China as well as the UK.
Paul Woodcock has spent over 10 years specialising in infrastructure through roles at Balfour Beatty Investments, 3i and the Department of Health. He has recently provided project finance expertise on a wide-range of projects across student accommodation, healthcare, roads and renewables sectors, in both the UK and the Republic of Ireland. His primary focus at 3i was working with Mumbai-based colleagues and external investors in 3i’s $1.2bn India Infrastructure Fund.
When working for a subsidiary of the Department of Health Paul’s role included supporting local public sector bodies who were investing in primary care PPP projects via the Local Improvement Finance Trust (“LIFT”) initiative.
Paul holds a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Nottingham and a diploma from the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment.
Lee Gibson worked in outsourcing as divisional finance & commercial director for Atos, Serco and HP for 20 years prior to joining Bromford as Chief Finance Officer in 2016.
During Lee’s time in the private sector his commercial focus was on structuring large outsourcing transactions with Local Authorities and Central Government. Upon moving to Bromford Lee focused upon completing the 3-way merger of Bromford, Merlin and Severn Vale, restructuring £1bn of loans including Bromford’s first public bond combined with US & UK private placements and bank facilities, commencing the new homes build programme ramping up to over 1,000 home per annum, gaining the dual credit rating with S&P (A+) and Moody’s (A2), setting up Build Co and Development Co to allow for JVs to be appropriately managed and putting in place the ESG framework.
Lee holds a Finance honours degree and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.
Mathieu joined Newbridge in July 2021 from DWPF where he worked on several financial model builds and wider financial advisory mandates within the energy transition, renewables and student accommodation sectors. At DWPF his work included developing complex financial models for Statera Energy (a flexible generation and energy storage company) and Oslofjord Varme (one of the leading district heating and cooling companies in Norway).
Prior to that, he worked at Société Générale, Paris managing senior debt portfolios of assets (aircraft, shipping, real estate and infrastructure) before focusing on arranging export finance transactions. Mathieu is a French native speaker and holds a degree in corporate finance from Toulouse Business School
Cameron joined Newbridge in August 2022, having started his career at BNP Paribas Real Estate. At BNP PRE, Cameron worked within the development advisory department, mainly leading on viability assessments of prospective developments and associated feasibility studies. Major project examples include a 550 unit co-living development in Battersea as well as an 950 unit scheme in Central Bedfordshire. Cameron also assisted with the undertaking of valuation reports for existing properties and future developments.
Cameron graduated from Oxford Brookes in 2016 having undertaken the Planning and Property Development undergraduate course. Cameron is an accredited member of the RICS having qualified in 2019 and specialises in development appraisals. To date, Cameron has appraised an array of residential and mixed-use schemes containing a wide range of asset classes.
Harry joined Newbridge in May 2023, having started his career on the Network Rail Finance Graduate Scheme and more recently within Corporate Finance & Business Development. At Network Rail he developed financial models and business cases for major transactions in the renewable energy, telecommunications and infrastructure sectors, including the procurement of Network Rail’s first corporate power purchase agreement.
Harry graduated in 2018, studying a degree in Economics at Swansea University and is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.
Kieran joined Newbridge in November 2023 having started his career as a consultant at Operis Business Engineering. At Operis, his work involved designing and auditing financial models for projects that had a focus on the infrastructure, energy transition and digital sectors.
Kieran graduated in 2022 and holds a master’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Leeds. He is currently studying towards his CFA certification.