Ashley Yelds

Ashley has wide ranging experience in Australia-Asia, Europe and the Americas with a concentration in transaction phase technical due diligence for large-scale infrastructure projects and investments.

His roles and responsibilities required both the ability to manage and direct project teams from a strategic and effectiveness perspective, and to also fully engage in the analysis, modelling, structuring and negotiations between government and private sector parties. Ashley’s expertise draws extensively from undertaking technical due diligence for bidding consortia on PPP transactions, providing risk assessments, capital and operating cost forecasts, lifecycle analyses, and patronage and revenue forecasts and concession agreement and performance specification reviews. Clients in the private sector included developers, concessionaires, financiers, owners, and other key players in the infrastructure finance market.

In line with this market’s dynamics and client expectations, Ashley’s responsibilities encompassed business and strategic development, opportunity identification, project definition and commercial negotiations, and project management and delivery.
Ashley has also served on a range of government transportation strategy, policy and advisory roles in Australia, the Americas, Europe and the Middle East. These roles required an application of private sector perspectives and know-how to effectively inform and reshape investment programs, strategy and government policy. Assignments involved extensive and intense stakeholder engagement and management, often across conflicting perspectives and interests.

Ashley makes sure things happen, are done the right way and within the required timeframe. Core competencies focus on engaging with stakeholders and setting and managing their expectations. He is highly experienced in managing diverse sets of people, making sure they have the right resources and know what the direction, targets and priorities are whilst maintaining a big picture, end result focus.