Gary Swinfield has been involved in the construction industry for more than 30 years, initially as a quantity surveyor and then in the risk industry. The last 25 have been spent in Asia working on contractual risk allocations and insurance requirements of infrastructure developments (e.g. Skyway and the NLE in the Philippines) and power projects (e.g. Paiton 3 and Cirebon in Indonesia and Mong Duong 2 in Vietnam). In recent years, the work has increasingly included renewable energy (e.g. wind and solar in Indonesia, bio-energy in the Philippines and solar in Australia).
Swinfield fervently believes that too few projects review their risk and insurance options at an early enough stage and are therefore probably incurring greater cost of risk and CAPEX than need be.
Swinfield has a BSc in quantity surveying and is a qualified member of the Chartered Institute of Surveyors (ARICS), the Chartered Insurance Institute (ACII) and the Institute of Risk Management (CIRM). He has lived and worked in the Middle East and the Philippines and is currently resident in Singapore.