Mr. Anton Murashev leads Castalia’s New Zealand and Pacific practice, and has over 15 years’ experience in infrastructure finance, commercial strategy, policy and regulation. Mr. Murashev’s experience combines an in-depth knowledge of infrastructure issues from both the public and the private sector perspective, developed through ongoing engagements in developed and developing countries. Through his consulting and corporate career, Mr. Murashev has supported a wide range of projects to enable Private Sector Participation (PSP) in infrastructure.
In New Zealand, he advised a major local government-owned port on potential pathways to introducing PSP, as well as supporting merger negotiations with another major port. In Australia, on behalf of two major electricity network businesses (Jemena and United Energy), he led negotiations with the Victorian State Government on the economic regulatory framework to apply to AU$2.3 billion of private investment in a government-mandated rollout of electricity smart-meters.
In the Pacific region, Mr. Murashev has assisted a number of Governments with attracting private investment into their electricity sectors. He is also currently assisting the Private Infrastructure Development Group to prepare a regional multi-sector PSP project pipeline across the Pacific.
In Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Mr. Murashev has assisted with preparing water utilities and ports for various forms of PSP—from management contracts to concessions.
Most recently, Mr. Murashev advised the World Bank on Public-Private Partnership models that can be used to attract private sector investment to leverage electricity smart-grid technologies in developing countries globally.
In his commercial management roles for Jemena, he was responsible for developing and delivering the long-term commercial strategies and market forecasts for the electricity, smart metering, gas, and water distribution businesses in Australia. Overall, he managed revenue and commercial performance analysis across assets that accounted for revenues of approximately AU$1 billion and AU$0.6 of EBIT.