The infrastructure world today is characterized by larger, more complex projects and scarcer public funding, requiring that the private sector increase their involvement in projects — and take on more risk. A raft of new technologies promises to transform the way infrastructure projects are designed, constructed and operated, and companies must keep pace or be left behind. New ways of financing projects are challenging the private and public sectors to come together for the greater good.

As the dynamics of the industry evolve, the profile of successful infrastructure leaders is undergoing a fundamental shift, now encompassing a commercial, strategic, technology and media skill-set suitable to managing increased demands from new and existing stakeholders.

Spencer Stuart works with organizations across the infrastructure ecosystem to help them build and enhance high-performing teams and boards of directors able to have a lasting impact on their enterprises. Our expertise extends across the core infrastructure players as well as the private and public entities supporting and shaping the infrastructure sector globally. We have experience in all asset classes, including airports, gas, power, ports, rail, road, water, as well as in engineering and construction, and financing.

We also play a vital role in exploring the industry trends and leadership developments — both on our own and with other prestigious institutions — facing our clients.

  • Spencer Stuart partners with McKinsey & Company on the Global Infrastructure Initiative, an annual industry event that convenes the world’s most senior leaders in infrastructure from across the value chain for a focused discussion about the future of infrastructure.
  • Spencer Stuart recently launched the Global Infrastructure Leadership Survey, gathering views from CEOs, CFOs and board members on infrastructure industry trends and the implications for executive leadership and talent development for the industry globally.

Our work spans the entire infrastructure ecosystem:

  • Financial institutions
  • Engineering
  • Procurement
  • Construction
  • Suppliers
  • Technology providers
  • Regulators
  • Professional services firms