Andy Friend

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Andy Friend "is currently a Non-Executive Director of Partnerships UK and Financial Security Assurance (UK) Ltd and an adviser to private sector companies investing in infrastructure both in the EU and globally. Until 2006 he was the Chief Executive of John Laing plc where he led the process of repositioning the former construction, property and homes company as a major listed infrastructure investor. The early part of his career was spent working for law centres, community and tenants groups. In 1981 he joined the GLC where he specialised in local economic development initiatives. Between 1985 and 1997 he worked in public administration in Australia, latterly as Chief Executive of the City of Melbourne, at that time a leader in public service reform and improvement. He has advised and worked with governments and international bodies at all levels, and is currently a panel member of the UK Treasury’s Major Project Review Group." [1]

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  1. Oxfam GB Trustees, organizational web page, accessed April 20, 2012.