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Will McWilliams
Edinburgh, London

Will McWilliams

Partner, Head of Public Services Advisory

I am a partner and practice leader of our public services advisory team. With more than 25 years experience, my journey in project development, public sector contracting, procurement and wider consultancy has spanned across both the UK and international landscapes.

I am currently working on a number of major programmes, advising both central and local government clients on the funding, structuring and procurement options for the delivery of projects.

I have provided guidance to governments across the United States, Qatar, UAE, Norway, Ireland and India on the application of public private partnerships (PPP) and their applications in public services and infrastructure projects.

I have an in-depth knowledge of service and concession agreements, having advised on a number of transactions over the last 20 years. I provide strategic and financial advice to a number of clients on the delivery of their investment plans, advising at board, to develop the strategic thinking behind how best to take forward their schemes in order to attract necessary public sector investment. 

My commitment is also evident through papers I have written, including 'Using Financial Models in Negotiation', 'The considerations for project financing in the Transport sector' and 'Managing Life Cycle Risks'.

I have also had the honour of guest lecturering at Oxford University’s Transport Studies Unit school covering infrastructure financing, and acting act as an expert witness on dispute cases throughout my career.

Outside of work, I enjoy regular exercise and spending time with my family, walking in the glorious Scottish countryside.

Qualifications
  • Affiliate of ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales)
  • Bachelor of Engineering, University of Glasgow
  • Corporate Finance Diploma, London Business School
  • Member of Corporate Finance Faculty (ICAEW)
  • Member of Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET)
  • Member of the Light Rail Transit Forum
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