Geoffrey Spence, Global Head of Infrastructure, Resources & Energy Global Corporates, Lloyds Bank
Geoffrey joined Lloyds Bank in March 2016, having previously worked for HM Treasury in the UK and the banking industry for 24 years. He has specialised in financing the Utilities, Energy and Infrastructure industries working for Morgan Grenfell, Deutsche Bank AG and HSBC Bank plc.
A leading adviser to the UK Government with three terms of 8½ years in total working for HM Treasury, including as personal adviser to the Chancellor of the Exchequer on financial services during the credit crisis of 2008-10. Most recently CEO of Infrastructure UK, part of HMT, with management responsibilities for Infrastructure Policy, including the National Infrastructure Plan, delivery of major projects such as Thames Tideway, HS2 and Hinkley Point C, a £40bn Guarantee Scheme for private sector infrastructure projects, PPP policy and equity investments and the corporate finance transactions for HMT. He is currently a member of the Government’s Heseltine Commission for the Thames Estuary and the London Mayor’s Brexit Advisory Panel.
The UK Chancellor’s Autumn Statement announcement regarding the new £23 billion National Productivity Investment Fund included infrastructure investments of over £2.6 billion to improve transport networks, a multi-million pound package to accelerate the future of broadband and £7.2 billion to support the construction of new homes. Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland will receive more money […]