Infrastructure is critical for economic and social development across the world. Transport infrastructure allows people to travel to work and transport goods to different markets. The power and utility systems provide us with the energy and services that we need to survive. We all rely on infrastructure systems to ensure that our basic human needs are met.

Join Alex Metcalfe, the report’s author, as he demonstrates the critical role accountants play in bridging the global infrastructure gap by improving the selection, financing and delivery of infrastructure projects. He’ll also summarise some of the 20 recommendations found in the report, derived from international good practice, to help close the infrastructure gap.


Alex Metcalfe, Professional Insights, ACCA

Alex Metcalfe is the Head of Public Sector Policy in the Policy and Insights team at ACCA. He leads on developing thought leadership for the public sector and represents ACCA at a range of events and senior forums.

Alex has previous experience in the UK and Canadian Civil Service, including working as a Senior Economist – specialising in tax policy – at the Ontario Ministry of Finance in Canada. He has frequently given evidence to committees and ministerial roundtables, and was a member of the Home Office Employers' Representative Group on EU Exit. His published research includes work on talent management in the public sector, immigration and skills, social mobility and government policy, as well as economic analysis on the cumulative cost of government policy on small firms. 

Alex is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA). He studied at Oxford, Cambridge and Queen's universities.

Davinder Valeri, CPA Canada

Davinder is the director of strategy, risk and performance with CPA Canada. She gained her extensive business operations leadership experience working with a variety of organisations, including Ontario Power Generation and Atomic Energy of Canada Limited.

Davinder has held a variety of senior business consulting roles, most recently as director of global infrastructure advisory with KPMG LLP. Davinder also has expertise in strategic planning, business structures, project financing, internal audit, stakeholder relations and sustainability/climate change effects.