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Hugh Blaney
Executive Director, Head of Origination, Amber Infrastructure

Hugh Blaney

Hugh is co-founder and director of Amber Infrastructure, and is currently Head of Business Development / Origination. He has worked on property development, infrastructure development and Public Private Partnership ("P3") transactions with an aggregate capital value of over £10billion. Together with Giles Frost, he led the MBO of the social infrastructure business within Babcock & Brown (where he then worked) to establish Amber Infrastructure. As part of the MBO Amber Infrastructure acquired the right to manage International Public Partnerships (INPP) which is focused on investment in social infrastructure projects in sectors such as education, health, transport, custodial care and government office accommodation. Of particular relevance is the Dublin Central Criminal Courts Project (CCC) (€120m) for which Hugh lead the consortium and acted as financial advisor. The CCC which now takes all criminal cases away from the original "Four Courts" in central Dublin and operates as a PPP; it has been recognized around the world as an exemplar in court design.