Hyeyoung (Speaker) is a Principal Policy Advisor for the Global Infrastructure Hub on secondment from the Republic of Korea. She has profound knowledge and practical experience of PPP in the field of legal and contractual frameworks as well as PPP projects selection process, acquired from her practice at Korea Development Institute Public and Private Infrastructure Investment Management Centre (KDI PIMAC). She has worked as an adviser to a public sector and independent committee on legal, regulatory, and contractual issues covering setting up PPP frameworks to settle a dispute between the public and private sectors. Prior to working at KDI PIMAC, Hyeyoung worked as a lawyer at a private law firm, handling various legal issues. She has an LLB from Seoul National University and an LLM from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Morag Baird joined the Global Infrastructure Hub on secondment from the U.K. Department of International Development (DFID). She is a senior infrastructure adviser with more than 25 years of experience working on infrastructure issues at the policy and project levels, including work based in DFID in Bangladesh, Central Asia, Ethiopia, and Sierra Leone, as well as the United Kingdom. Prior to joining the Global Infrastructure Hub, Morag worked at the European Investment Bank, focusing on Africa strategy, blended finance, infrastructure project preparation facilities, and results measurement.
Morag is a chartered civil engineer with expertise spanning the main infrastructure sectors, especially energy, water, and transport. She has an MA in Engineering from Cambridge University.
Rob Richards is a PPP & Infrastructure Consultant for the World Bank Group’s PPP Cross-Cutting Solution Area (CCSA). Currently he is collaborating on the development of a PPP screening tool to facilitate governments in better identifying potential PPP projects. Rob has reviewed more than 20 PPP unit identification and screening tools and methodologies. He is leading a webinar series on the same subject matter. He also works with the Public Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility on database improvement/management, and has worked on the PPP CCSA comments team, Private Participation in Infrastructure Database, and an internal PPP tagging exercise.
Rob has a BA in Political Science and History from the University of Florida and an MS in Applied Economics from Johns Hopkins University.