Facta, Non Verba

fac·ta, non ver·ba  \ ˈfäk-tä nōn-ˈver-bä \ Action, not words

Facta NV is a consulting, development and advisory firm established in 2014. We have the skills and experience to create projects, identify and work with investors, deliver solutions to benefit communities and unlock value in infrastructure and energy assets.

We believe communities, investors and stakeholders deserve well performing, sustainable and high-quality infrastructure solutions.

Our approach is to:

  • Focus on delivery
  • Collaborate with clients and complement their skills and expertise
  • Carefully listen to stakeholders and encourage engagement
  • Challenge conventional assumptions and foster fresh thinking
  • Consider new developments, technologies and innovations that can apply to infrastructure to enhance value and deliver practical results
  • Craft smart actions and sustainable solutions that can be delivered for real

Our people provide clients with expertise built through progressing infrastructure projects from start to finish and weathering the highs and lows. Developing and operating infrastructure is a long-term commitment and we’ve navigated the very real challenges. Our aim is to help make that journey easier for you.

Our experience spans all social infrastructure (e.g. health facilities, schools, universities, government buildings, emergency services, defence), economic infrastructure and utilities (e.g. street lighting, waste, transport, water) and energy (e.g. power networks, generation, renewable energy).

Meet our founders:

We are an organisation of creative and engaging people, with a thoughtful and positive culture.

We have a core team, along with a number of associates and strategic partners with whom we work closely. Meet the lead Directors who can help you achieve quality results:

Steph McGregor
Managing Director Infrastructure & Energy
Steph has 23 years’ experience in social infrastructure and public asset projects, including a decade in the energy sector. She has worked on in excess of GBP 7 billion of capital projects, across the energy, renewables, local government, the arts, education, health & custodial sectors. She's work in major markets including Australia, New Zealand, the UK and Europe.

With an exceptional track record of leading projects, programmes and people, Steph has successfully worn the diverse hats of the private investor/operator side, public procurer/manager/regulator side, contractor/deliverer and technology manufacturer.

Prior to founding Facta NV in 2014, Steph held senior roles in infrastructure, in both government and industry.

For John Laing, she ran infrastructure partnership projects. As a Director with UK energy regulator OfGEM, Steph led the design and delivery of a GBP billion+ asset infrastructure market via a new regulated competition, known as the Offshore Transmission Ownership (OFTO) Regime. The regime she helped to create, challenged the traditional energy competition ideas and changed the energy financing landscape. Her leadership enabled the regime to successfully launch mid global financial crisis, attract international investment, grow to be worth in excess of GBP 5bn today, save consumers in excess of GBP 1bn to date and support 5GW of offshore wind connect to the UK network.

Steph went on to lead the national P&L for major energy grid projects for ABB, overseeing the creation of large network infrastructure solutions. She led engineering and commercials teams designing, bidding and delivering HVDC transmission, interconnectors and large renewables connections, across cross jurisdictions and projects.
Steph is an author on infrastructure market disruption, an experienced senior executive, regulator, urban planner, co-founder of an innovative sharing economy business in the automotive market and a keen industry mentor.

She is qualified in Urban Planning, Sustainable Business & Business Administration, a Member of the Planning Institute of Australia and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
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Jo Griffin
Managing Director Infrastructure & Investments
Jo has 15 years’ experience in the global infrastructure market, with substantial experience across primary and secondary markets. She has worked on projects across the entire spectrum of public assets, wearing investor and operator hats and in major markets including UK, North America, Europe and Australia.

Jo played a central role in successfully founding and launching the John Laing Infrastructure Fund (JLIF:LN) in 2010, raising GBP 270 million at IPO on the London Stock Exchange. As Director of Investments, she personally led, end-to-end, the transactions which grew the fund from launch to 60 assets within five years, across UK, Europe & North America. The fund is now valued in excess of GBP 1 billion.

Jo led the strategic business expansion of the Fund into seven global jurisdictions. She led investments across multiple sectors: Defence, Education, Health, Emergency Services, Social Housing, Street Lighting and Transport. Jo was a board member for the investment entity within JLIF. She's held 22 project company board appointments and delivered key reporting and presentations to many more. As a board member and owner representative, Jo is known for being pro-active and engaged with all stakeholders, particularly public sector partners. She is accomplished in presenting to fund investors and the main fund board.

Prior to 2010, Jo successfully led finance and commercial teams bidding for greenfield development projects. She created the first Dutch market investment for a company by leading and winning the Groningen Tax Office project worth €170m; followed by delivering financial close on the Kromhout Barracks project (>€200m), creating innovative solutions to deliver these transactions during the global financial crisis; brought together a rescued banking solution on key UK waste deal worth circa £700m. She is also experienced in various procurement routes and refinancings, both project and corporate.

With a strong commitment to fostering industry innovation, Jo has invested into the sector by co-founding the Women In Infrastructure UK Chapter, now comprising over 900 members, and running an active development programme and is widely supported by the industry. She is qualified in economics and an associate of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investments.
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