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TMS CEO Helen Wood to Study at Harvard

harvardTMS Consulting’s Chief Executive Officer, Helen Wood, has been accepted into Harvard University’s Infrastructure in a Market Economy: Public-Private Partnerships in a Changing World Executive Education Program.

Helen will spend two weeks at the Harvard Kennedy School in Boston to further her understanding of the dynamics that determine the success or failure of the complex relationship between private infrastructure providers and government.

The program brings together senior-level officials from the public, private, and non-profit sectors to examine lessons learned and best practices from projects around the world. It addresses such questions as:

    • Why have some types of partnerships succeeded where others have failed?
    • Which partnership models are best suited to specific political and economic circumstances?
    • How can governments develop and implement reforms to make these partnerships politically and economically sustainable over time?

What are the opportunities and limitations involved in using private capital markets to finance infrastructure? What are the emerging options to access financing for large infrastructure projects?

Helen will be documenting her Harvard experience with a daily learning post on her Twitter page. You can follow her at @woodhmtms.

Helen and TMS Consulting specialise in working on infrastructure and PPP projects. Helen recently led organisational development and capability services for a major South East Queensland PPP infrastructure project and has presented several papers on developing high performing teams, project efficiency and managing project risk. If you would like further information on TMS Consulting’s offerings please visit

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