Imagile Infrastructure Management ("IIM") currently has over £8bn of assets under management, representing 6 primary investors and over 40 minority stakeholders in projects across the UK and Ireland.
We ensure directly engaged project resources are locally deployed and led, with 166 staff employed in the Infrastructure Management business.
We are represented in 10 PPP/PFI Sectors with core competencies in managing 24/7 operational services and the accompanying complexities of these types of projects.
Imagile's UK Infrastructure Management operations are delivered across 6 geographic regions, deploying locally based site teams under a supporting regional and national leadership structure.
Each region maintains a primary office location alongside a head office in Bristol. Our Civils sector (Roads & Street Lighting) projects are delivered from a national centre in London.
Deputy Managing Director
Chris is responsible for the management of 21 operational projects in London and the South, including 3 major hospitals. He is the key services contact within the region for commercial and business services, origination and capital investment. His focus is to ensure the quality of services and provide proactive customer care and innovation.
Chris also sits as a director on the board of several Semperian assets.
Chris initially joined SAML's commercial team and was seconded to the SAML operation business to stabilise 2 PFI projects (Kirklees Grouped Schools (20 schools) in Huddersfield and a small hospital in Birmingham) and to take control and build relationships at a further 2 projects. These projects represent an annual Unitary Charge of circa £30m, with additional revenue expenditure of circa £17m with regards to lifecycle, variations orders and stabilisations works (funds from either the SPC or client).
Chris has a proven track record of taking responsibility for new and/or difficult projects on an interim basis while permanent resources are sourced and appointed.
Julia joined Semperian in September 2007. She has recently been appointed to the role of Managing Director of Imagile Infrastructure Management Limited, in addition to being a member of the Executive Committee.
Julia has over 20 year's experience within the PFI/PPP industry, working within the Health, Defence, Housing and Education sectors. She is an experienced solution based leader, who has managed and led on complex projects and the resolution of contractual disputes, ensuring key stakeholder relationships are maintained and enhanced.
Prior to joining Imagile in 2007, Julia spent the previous 12 years working within the PFI sector, latterly with Serco Limited as an operational director, working both internationally and within the Government Services Sector.
Regional Director London
Abdul is a senior member of Imagile and is Regional Director for London and a Board director for numerous SPV Project Companies. He has responsibility for a portfolio of 25 projects with a capital value in excess of £1bn. With a wealth of experience gained from over 18 years of managing PFI/ PPP projects from bid stage through to steady state operations, Abdul's outstanding success has been recognised with two international awards for his operational projects. The "Best PFI Health Project below £45m" in 2003 for the Oxford Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, and more recently in 2012 for the "Best Operational Project" award for the Newham Schools PFI Project.
He is adept at managing risk by resolving matters quickly and effectively, whilst preserving the long-term relationships essential for stable and successful contracts. With a strong emphasis on partnering with stakeholders and an enviable track record of delivering valued services, Abdul has successfully managed difficult situations to implement change processes and turn around distressed projects.
Andrew joined Semperian in October 2013 as the business completed the implementation of a SAP finance and operations system. Andrew has developed business controls and compliance processes and increased the knowledge of the project finance teams such that they work in partnership with their operational colleagues so they fully understand the contractual environment. Andrew now leads the finance function with specific responsibility for the provision of a high-quality service to the project boards, and robust project distribution forecasts.
Prior to joining Semperian, Andrew held the position of Project Finance Director at HCP and was responsible for the selection and implementation of a new finance system, including the training and roll out of standard operating practices across the regional finance offices culminating in the hand over to Regional Financial Controllers so as to embed the close working relationships between Operations and Finance.
Andrew has performed senior finance roles in John Laing plc, Jarvis Projects, Metronet BCV, Carillion Facilities Services and the Atomic Weapons Establishment, focusing on the bidding and operation of PFI/PPP contracts with complex contractual and financial requirements.
Regional Director North West & West
Dan has 20 years' experience in facilities and infrastructure management. He joined Imagile in January 2014 as an SPC Manager with operational responsibility for PFI projects in the education, healthcare and accommodation sectors. He joined the senior leadership team in 2019 as a Regional Director and is currently responsible for the operational performance of 19 MSAs in the North West / West of England. These include 7 hospitals, 50 schools and a variety of accommodation projects.
Over the last 5 years with Imagile, Dan has gained significant experience in managing both retained and new build estates, developing lasting client relationships and implementing best practice. He was also instrumental in demonstrating the capabilities of Professional Services in delivering lifecycle and variation works up to £4m within complex operational PFI Projects. Prior to Imagile Dan spent the previous 15 years in Facilities Management, latterly with Balfour Beatty and Lend Lease, working in senior operational, business development and commercial roles.
Regional Director North East
Richard has 25 years' experience in construction, facilities management and, for the last 14 years, PFI / PPP. In his current role, Richard is a Regional Director with specific responsibility for a team of managers delivering operational MSA services to 26 projects with a Capital Value in excess of £1.5bn, across Yorkshire, the North East and East Midlands. Prior to the formation of Imagile, Richard was a member of the senior leadership team at MAMG as Regional Director for the North East of England. With a wealth of experience gained from over 14 years of managing PFI projects from bid stage through to operations, Richard's success was recognised at the 2013 PFI Partnership Awards for the "Best Operational Project", for which he was the SPC Manager.
Richard has an excellent grasp and a natural flair for the mobilisation and operational management of PFI contracts and facilities operating in a live 24/7/365 environment. His experience includes a diverse range of PFI sectors including health, education, street lighting and blue light services across a range of services to customers. He has managed significant defects, complex major variations and implemented key turnaround strategies for distressed projects through strong and effective relationship management, and enhanced contract compliance and monitoring. He is adept at managing risk by resolving matters quickly and effectively; whilst developing and nurturing the long-term relationships essential for stable and successful contracts.
Before joining MAMG in 2007, Richard worked in the specialist PFI Procurement team at Leeds City Council, as facilities management lead through the bid stages of BSF and social housing PFI projects. Prior to this Richard worked as a senior facilities manager within the mobile telecommunications industry and as a local authority senior building surveyor.
Regional Director Scotland
Des Joined Imagile in September 2019 as a Regional Director with responsibility for a portfolio of 18 projects located in Scotland, Ireland and the North of England. He oversees a team of SPC Managers covering a range of infrastructure projects invested predominately in the Healthcare, Education, Accommodation and Waste arenas. A member of the senior leadership team he also sits on the Handback Panel within the wider Group.
Prior to joining Imagile Des spent almost 20 years with Infrastructure Managers Ltd and its previous incarnation, Noble Partnership Ltd. Initially responsible for financial services delivery within the PFI/PPP sector he moved into operational management in 2010. With extensive experience across most aspects of PFI service delivery, Des' particular focus over the past few years has been on the management of projects with significant commercial and contractual issues. A solutions focussed individual, Des has successfully navigated a number of adjudications, arbitrations and commercial settlements including the recent high profile Edinburgh Schools project.
Imagile uses industry leading software tools and processes:
Asset Management Control
Imagile uses a bespoke database that holds all of the operational project information, including relevant SPV and FM Contractor obligations as well as statutory and compliance requirements.
SAP provides Imagile with a fully integrated accounting solution, which allows data to flow across all systems, enabling Imagile to track the progress of any transaction. It also allows a full understanding of the current and historical position and more importantly allows an insight into the future standing of companies we are managing.
It is an adaptable and functional system which allows Imagile to produce project specific reports and accounts.
Blueprint - Company Secretariat
Blueprint OneWorld is a web-based entity management platform used for the management of statutory registers and non-statutory information for Imagile's UK registered companies as well as those registered in other jurisdictions.
Full details regarding entities (companies) are recorded and reported upon, e.g., directors, shareholders, ownerships and other such statutory compliance information. Blueprint also provides the facility of document management where documents can be linked to key dates. As a recognised software platform by Companies House, Blueprint provides a more secure and efficient Companies House filing route.
Prime Minister's Better Public Building Award
The Jubilee Library (Brighton) which Imagile developed and manages on behalf of Aviva Investors was the recipient of the Prime Minister's "Better Building Award" for 2005 with Bristol Schools winning the same award in 2009.
Best Operational Project Silver Award
Imagile Group achieved the "Best Operational Project Silver Award" for the Harplands Hospital Project at the Partnership Awards 2019.
Imagile is the recipient of "Best Operational Project" for Newham PPP Schools and Leeds Combined Secondary Schools, and for Miles Platting Neighbourhood PFI Project in 2017.
Top 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain
Imagile has been included in the London Stock Exchange's list of "1000 companies to Inspire Britain 2015", which reflects Imagile's commitment to ensure that its working systems and processes are best in class.
Education Business Awards
Imagile's Bexley Schools project was the first ever winner of the Education Business Award for "Best PFI" and subsequently Bristol Schools won the best "Academy Development Award".
Advanced Halo Awards
Imagile was the recipient of the Advanced Halo Award for "Finance team of the Year 2012", in recognition of Imagile's innovative development and utilisation of systems to drive out value on behalf of its clients.
Imagile is the recipient of "Best Health Project", "Most Innovative PFI Project", "Best Non Major Health Scheme", "Best Operational Local Government Project" and "Best Accommodation / Property Project".