Workshop Structure

Live Virtual training 1 day / week for 4 weeks – (2 x 3-hour sessions per day)

An extensive use of case studies will be adopted to illustrate the principles covered. Ultimately delegates will get practical tips on layout and style in building and analysing user-friendly models, which are available as additional benefits of the course. Delegates will be given assignments to complete in the week between each session.

Who should enrol

It is beneficial for both professionals who are new to the area and also for those who wish to review and improve on their existing knowledge.

  • Corporate and Investment Bankers

  • Institutional Investors

  • Legal and Accounting Professionals

  • Procurement Civil Servants

  • Executives in engineering and construction

Key Learning Outcomes

  • Learn how countries in Africa and worldwide mobilise private finance for infrastructure

  • Compare a range of different PPP projects and be able to appreciate the different structures for PPP and other styles of private finance investment

  • Review PPP financing structures, tax and valuation by examining PPP contracts and financial models in detail

  • Judge how international best practices can be most appropriately applied to African infrastructure projects

  • Assess the future structure, challenges and prospects for the PPP market in Africa

Course curriculum

    1. LIVE || History and development of PPP | Rational and objectives of private finance fo infrastructure | Benefits and drawbacks of using private finance | Current position, future trends and developments | Covid_19 and the future of infrasrtucture finance.

    1. Session 2: Financial Structure of PPP projects

    1. Session 3: Management, Legal Arrangements and Contracts for PPP

    1. Session 4: Building a PPP model

    1. Congrats! What's next...

    2. Before you go...

About this course

  • $999.00
  • 9 lessons
  • 24h (2 x 3h per week) of live facilitator led sessions
  • Supporting workbooks & slides
  • Access replays and course materials for 30 days after last live session


Julian Roche

Course Director

Julian holds a first-class degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford University, an MPhil in politics from Exeter University and a PhD in agricultural risk management policy from Deakin University. He is an Adjunct Lecturer in the Agriculture Department of the University of Western Australia.

He began his career with the UK Civil Service in 1985, specialising in foreign trade and economic modelling, and was then picked for the mainstream Civil Service fast stream. After leaving for the private sector as an economist and forecaster at the firms that now form Global Insight, he then worked on a range of commodity derivative contracts for the London Commodity Exchange, and then set up his own consultancy in 1991 with a range of clients including banks and land brokers.

In 1995 he was appointed a senior consultant to a venture capital company, Hudson Venture Partners, where he advised on corporate structure, flotations, trade sales and business valuations, holding that position until 2000. Since then, he has been working primarily as a consultant, advising global banks, and government agencies including UNCTAD, on aspects of agribusiness, investment, valuation, and restructuring. He has also published several books on trade, commodities, and finance, including one on commodity derivatives, and most recently a workbook on Agribusiness Investment Modelling.

His career in training commenced in 1998 and he regularly presents seminars worldwide on a range of agribusiness and financial topics, with a particular interest in corporate strategy, commodities, valuation, leasing, and due diligence.