Nigel Smith is Professor of Transport Infrastructure & Project Management at the School of Civil Engineering, University of Leeds.Tony Merna is a lecturer in Civil & Construction Engineering, School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering., University of Manchester.Paul Jobling is a Senior Professional Associate and Project Director Risk Management at Parsons Brinckerhoff.
Dr Tony Merna, BSc, MPhil, PhD, graduated with a Doctor of Philosophy degree from UMIST for his work on risk management in corporate organisations. Tony then gained a Doctor of Philosophy degree from UMIST for his research into the assessment of risks in portfolios of projects. Tony is currently working for a London based Investment Boutique focusing in Structured Finance; more specifically infrastructure.Dr Faisal F. Al-Thani, BSc, MSc, PhD, is Senior Director and Head of Business Development - Middle East for Maersk Oil Qatar. A petroleum engineer by profession, he has over 21 years' experience in the planning, design, operation, maintenance and finance strategies of oil and gas projects. Faisal is also a board member of the Marsh International Risk Council.