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This site brings together a collection of my writings and media comments over the past decade as an analyst and commentator on issues and developments relating to infrastructure, specifically public policy, governance and the impact of long-term investment on both people and the planet.

I use the term infrastructure to mean those public assets and services that make your modern life possible, transport (roads, rail, maritime and air), utilities (electric, water, gas and telecommunications) and social facilities (like schools, hospitals, sports and recreational services).

For all these things to be done well is no easy task. While ESG (environment, social and governance) investing is a powerful new force to activate long-term positive change, government and private sector personnel need more support and empowerment to champion their conviction and organisational accountability to positive long-term impact on people and the planet.

Thus, it may come as no surprise that my research and advocacy confirm what many regular citizens have known for a long time; there is enormous room for improvement and no time to waste.

Nevertheless, most people and businesses are focused and energised to run their own race – investing, taking risks, raising their children, and leaning into their passions. They expect the towns, cities and nations they live and work in to do their job without worrying about the detail; they just expect the infrastructure to work.

An enormous trust is placed in those responsible for long-term investing, particularly infrastructure planners, asset owners and operators. My work is fundamentally about invigorating that trust through transparency, integrity and humility to immense challenges ahead. This is best reflected in my work on ‘Customer Stewardship’ discussed extensively throughout this website.

It is a pleasure to welcome you.

Paying Forward to Future Generations: How infrastructure can do more

Infrastructure decisions act like ripples on a lake, radiating out in time and space that can both help and hinder future generations. The quality of those decisions is set here and now. This piece was published by Oxford University Press on 25 April 2023. Follow link: Oxford Open: Infrastructure and Health Abstract When infrastructure is…

Happy 90th to an Aussie Icon – Sydney Harbour Bridge

A version of this article was published online in the Australian Financial Review on 19-20 March 2022. As Sydneysiders celebrate the 90th Anniversary of the Sydney Harbour Bridge (SHB) this weekend, we do so with gratitude for the fantastic benefits of our ‘coat hanger’ in Sydney and Australia. However, let’s also reflect on what we need…

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