MacKay Hannah

Infrastructure, Growth and Recovery in Scotland


Tony Rose

Secretariat, Infrastructure Commission for Scotland

Tony is the Infrastructure Strategy Director at Scottish Futures Trust (SFT).  Tony is an MBA and has worked for over 30 years in Infrastructure in both the public and private sectors, with a wide range of experience in infrastructure planning, economics, development and financing.  For the last two years he was seconded from SFT to lead the Team at the Infrastructure Commission for Scotland.   Prior to that at SFT he was Director responsible for its activity in the transport, regeneration and digital sectors as well as establishing the Low Carbon team.  Before joining SFT in 2009 he was a Director in the Infrastructure Finance team at PricewaterhouseCoopers where he advised on a range of major infrastructure projects in Scotland as well as the rest of the UK and overseas.  Prior to that, Tony was Business Analyst with Dalkia plc focused on energy and utilities services to both public and private sector clients and prior to that a Senior Consultant in the Transport Economics and Planning team at what is now Capita.  He is also a Non-Executive Director of Lothian Buses.


Steve Turner

Director, Connected Places Catapult

Steve is Director for Devolved Authorities at the Connected Places Catapult. As a recognised leader in innovation and sustainability he has over 25 years of experience working in both the public and private sector. As Director at the Connected Places Catapult he works at the interface between local government and business, using his extensive knowledge and experience to help harness technology to deliver wider economic, social and environmental objectives. Prior to joining the Connected Places Catapult he was Digital Cities Leader for Arup where he delivered Smart City strategies for some of the largest developments in the UK, Europe and the Middle East, representing £billions of investment. As Head of Future Cities at Manchester City Council he set up Manchester’s widely admired Smart City innovation programmes, Triangulum and CityVerve securing over £50m of inward investment for the city, as well as establishing it as the UK’s first Low Carbon Economic Area.


Jonathan Guthrie

Director Public Sector Partnerships, Robertson

In his role as Director for Strategic Public Partnerships, Jonathan focuses on the creation, development and maintenance of productive partnerships with the public sector. He manages the contact point for Robertson Group with key public partners and helps develop strategies that deliver their objectives. Over the last 11 years he has assisted numerous public bodies to develop and deliver major projects across the UK.

Jonathan has over 20 years’ experience in the Technology, Design, Property and Construction sector, as well as in Finance and Investment in Strategic Development working with both the private and public sectors.

Jonathan has overseen the development of projects, particularly for two funding mechanisms: REIF (Renewable Energy Investment Fund) and UK GIB (Green Investment Bank). This has involved the development and coordination of the Scottish Green Investment Portfolio (SGIP) assisting the accessibility for finance for Low Carbon and Green Sector projects, development and planning of new funds and delivery structures for Energy, Waste and Community Renewable projects.

A large part of Jonathan’s Scottish Government role was in liaising between the public and private sectors for project inception and development. He advised on the development of teams to progress projects and investment structures and sourcing Public and Private finance and delivery interest for major projects.

Jonathan also carried out a similar role for the City of Edinburgh Council, for strategic property and investment development. He created Project Edinburgh and the String of Pearls projects for the City of Edinburgh whilst on secondment from Standard Life from 2004 to 2008.

Having created a number of development frameworks, projects and investment opportunities with the Project Edinburgh Design Team, Jonathan and the team then secured major investment interest in the city from global investors and developers. These include the St James Quarter (Henderson Global), SOCO.


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