Andrew Jeffrey

Andrew Jeffery
Senior Managing Director

Project Advisory; Infrastructure, Real Estate, & Construction

Andrew Jeffery is Senior Managing Director within Ankura’s London office specialising in project advisory services. He is a highly experienced and focused Chartered Surveyor with over 28 years of international construction, infrastructure, real estate, and advisory experience. He specialises in project and programme feasibility, project due diligence, governance and controls, project reviews, assurance services, project intervention, and turnaround services.

  • Experience

    Andrew’s professional experience includes:

    • Undertaking a corporate portfolio governance and risk impact review for a leading UK infrastructure investment fund; London, UK.
    • The review of alternative delivery strategies for the refurbishment of an iconic, landmark retail mall building on behalf of a major mall operator, Hammerson, UK.
    • Project status review and turnaround recovery road map advisor for a distressed multibillion-dollar polysilicon manufacturing plant; Qatar Government, Qatar.
    • Quantum expert on the review of a significantly delayed 5-star hotel resort on the Dead Sea, Jordan, requiring extensive defects rectification works; Starwood Group, Jordan.
    • Detailed project reviews and project restructuring advisor for a major general contractor on behalf of Bank of Muscat, Oman.
    • Project feasibility review and bid support advisor for a new multibillion-dollar mixed-use residential suburb development in Cairo, Egypt.
    • Project assurance leader for the UAE Government on the delivery of a major asset forming part of the UAE’s critical national infrastructure.
    • Due diligence leader for the $1 billion infrastructure asset transfer from a major listed developer to the Abu Dhabi Government; Reem Island, UAE.
    • Project reviews of multibillion-dollar distressed 40-project portfolio for a major listed major contractor; Confidential, South Africa.
    • IPO readiness advisor for ship building entity supporting the development of best-in-class processes and procedures; Gulf Marine Services and Lamprell, UAE.
    • Internal project audit review of the Stage 2 construction tenders ($4 billion) for the extension of the UAE federal railway; Etihad Rail, UAE.
    • Financial and project process feasibility studies for a new multibillion-dollar oil refinery in Afghanistan on behalf of the US and Chinese governments.
    • Project advisor for the extension of Abu Dhabi Mall, consisting of 3 x 25 storey towers including a 4-star hotel, serviced apartments, and residential; leading local family office, UAE.
    • Project advisor for the construction of the new 150-key, 5-star, Jumeriah Saadiyat Hotel, Abu Dhabi; leading local family office, UAE.
    • Turnaround services on a large International EPC contractor, including detailed project and liability reviews, project restructuring, and organisational and project controls re-design; Confidential, UAE.
    • Bid leader in securing 3-year professional services framework with Dubai Expo 2022, UAE.
    • Project reviews and assurance services on mega mix-use, residential, and hospitality schemes on behalf of HSBC, National Bank of Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, and private MENA region investors / developers.
    • Quantum and testifying expert on a delayed / failed multibillion power station; Kurdistan, Mass Global.
    • Leader in the establishment of strategic programme management office (PMO) for the Tourism & Culture Authority, Abu Dhabi for the delivery of its project portfolio of significant cultural assets including royal palaces, forts, museums, and visitor facilities; TCAAD, UAE.
    • Development of corporate governance models, processes, and project controls for several international contractors and developers operating across the MENA region; various, GCC
    • Establishment of a programme management office (PMO) for Ashghal (Qatar Public Works Department) as part of 5-year joint venture for the delivery of a $5 billion health, education, and social infrastructure projects and programmes; Ashghal, Qatar.
    • Commercial leader of the delivery of 5-star VVIP residential villa resort development in a mangrove setting; Aldar Properties, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
    • Cost planning and procurement leader on a AED 40 billion Lulu Island master plan, Abu Dhabi, including major marine, utility, and transportation infrastructure works, together with residential, retail, leisure, and an iconic 115-storey tower; Sorouh Developments, UAE.
    • Project portfolio review and asset strategy advisor on the AED 2 billion, Abu Dhabi Commercial Property (ADCP) asset management fund consisting of a portfolio of over 1,000 properties; Abu Dhabi, UAE.
    • Delivery advisor on the AED 800m, 5-star Khalidiya Palace Hotel, Abu Dhabi for a leading private family office, UAE.
    • Programme management advisor on the QAR 3 billion, hospital campus, consisting of 4 specialty hospitals making up Hamad Medical City, Qatar.
    • Lead partner / deputy commercial director within the project management office (PMO) of the £1.2 billion upgrade of the Royal Navy’s nuclear licensed submarine refuel and refit facilities at Devonport Royal Naval Dockyard; Ministry of Defence, UK.
    • Lead partner on the planning and delivery of the new £80m Life Centre regional sports facility; Plymouth City Council and The Sports Council, UK.
    • Commercial leader on regulated utility programmes for water, gas, and environment agencies, UK.
    • National retail store and refurbishment roll-out programmes leader for major UK retailers including Boots, Scottish & Newcastle, Waitrose, and Asda, UK.

  • News & events
    • Middle East Leaders in Construction Conference, 05/2017, “Contracting Challenges,” Dubai
    • Deloitte Advisory Seminars, “Construction in the GCC – Contracting Challenges in Uncertain Times,” 09/2016 and 01/2017 (Dubai and Qatar)
    • Construction News Qatar Conference, 04/2017, “Optimising Outcomes in Project Delivery”
    • MEED Leaders in Construction, 05/2016, “CEO breakfast briefing”
    • CNBC Arabia-live interview, 05/2016, “Economic Outlook”
  • Insights & innovation