Kate Mingay is Senior Adviser to Cambridge Economics Policy Associates (CEPA), where she provides corporate finance expertise to their economic and financial policy advisory business in the UK transport and other infrastructure sectors. Prior to joining CEPA in 2013, she was a Director at the UK Department for Transport for 10 years where she built and led a highly regarded in-house corporate and infrastructure finance team. She worked on complex new transport infrastructure projects: these included structuring and negotiating finance for the £5.4 billion UK Intercity Express Programme, the £2.1 billion sale of the High Speed 1 concession, as well as the £14.2 billion funding for Crossrail. In the aviation and rail sectors Kate was deeply involved in a wide range of regulation, investment and corporate finance issues. She began her career at UBS, and later Goldman Sachs, where she gained extensive financing transaction experience, particularly in the economically regulated sectors of water and electricity. She was a founding member of the HM Treasury’s Major Projects Review Group, which gives independent assurance on the largest government projects.