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Task Force member – Other Expert

Michael Wilkins

Michael Wilkins

Managing Director, Global Head of Environmental & Climate Risk Research
Standard and Poor’s Global Ratings

Michael Wilkins is a Managing Director of the Infrastructure Finance Ratings group of Standard & Poor’s Global Ratings based in London where he has global responsibility for the firm’s infrastructure and environmental finance research. Michael’s experience at Standard & Poor’s includes seven years as Head of Infrastructure Finance Ratings, the analytical group within Standard & Poor’s which covers utilities, project finance, PPPs and transportation in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Michael was also co-head of the Corporate Securitisation group. He joined Standard & Poor’s in London in January 1994 and has also worked in the Melbourne and Hong Kong offices. Michael’s expertise encompasses the European power, water, environmental, transportation and social infrastructure sectors.

Previously, Michael worked for Water UK, the trade body representing the UK water industry. He also worked for four years as a journalist on various UK daily regional newspapers and global business publications. Michael is a frequent guest lecturer at the London Business School MBA programme, Judge Business School, Cambridge University, MFin programme and Oxford University’s Smith School of Enterprise & the Environment as well as at UCL and King’s College, London. He is a non-executive director on the board of the International Project Finance Association (IPFA). He is also a member of the Climate Markets & Investment Association, the UK Government’s Capital Markets Climate Initiative; the advisory council of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Green Growth Action Alliance, the Smith School Stranded Assets Programme and the Climate Bonds Initiative.

Michael has a Bachelor of Arts degree within Modern Languages at Bristol University. He also holds an MBA in Finance from the Cass Business School and additionally has a Certificate of Carbon Finance & Analytics from the London Business School.