Andrew Blease is an Associate Managing Director in Moody’s EMEA Infrastructure team, based in London, and responsible for a team of analysts covering transport infrastructure across EMEA. Over the course of his Moody’s career, Andrew has acted as lead analyst for a broad range of infrastructure and project finance issuers. He has followed the transport infrastructure sector since joining Moody’s in 2000, and has been instrumental in the development of Moody’s rating methodologies, having authored the first global airport methodology and co-authored the first PFI/PPP construction period methodology. He played a key role in the development of the EMEA Infrastructure team having been involved in the first ratings in the sector and subsequently in building the franchise. Andrew is a frequent speaker at conferences and other events, and has been called as an expert witness to various Government related enquiries through the course of his Moody’s career.