Gerry Cawley

Director Lagan DOTT Namanve Limited

Gerry is the International Business Development Director for Lagan,  a Belfast based group of companies with interests in property, housing, infrastructure and investment opportunities across Ireland, UK and Overseas.  He is a Chartered Engineer who graduated from Queens University Belfast with a Master of Civil Engineering.  Having worked in a number of construction companies in the UK, he specialised in Project Finance and was instrumental in securing a number of major Public Partnership projects in roads, water, education, healthand accommodation sectors such as Nuffield Hospital (£100m), DHE Housing (£275m), Aberdeen Ring Road (£750m) to name but a few.  During this time, he completed his MBA from Edinburgh University.  With Lagan, Gerry has been involved in securing for both PPP and Design Build Finance such as Limerick Tunnel Project (€500m), DBFO2 (£250m) and overseas project including Gan Airport, Maldives, accommodation infrastructure projects in Africa using a variety of funding sources.  More recently, the team secured the Kampala Industrial Business Park project with the help of UKEF Agency.

12.05 - 12.50


Doing Business in Uganda (East Africa), Cross border Trading, Access to UK Supply Chain, Partnerships and Projects Financing

Partnering with London Chamber of Commerce and DIT to leverage Private Sector participation in Uganda

  1. How can UK increase institutional investment into Uganda
  2. Given UK's financing offer at hand, where will it be best placed to support Uganda? ( Pamela Mbabazi, Chairperson National Planning Authority)

This session will highlight the UK’s financing offer and how projects can be supported.

Geopolitical outlook: Mapping an increasingly complex financing landscape.

  • What are the UK plans to boost investment in East Africa (Uganda)?
  • Could the evolving geopolitical outlook impact the availability of funding for East African infrastructure, and will this be to the gain of those conducting short term trade deals? With China seemingly set to reduce exposure to large projects, which private and developmental financing players sectors are poised to play a role in East African trade and infrastructure development?
  • Sharing the success of the Aga Khan Development Network in various investment sectors in Uganda. What are the challenges and where do you see opportunities? (Amin Mawji OBE (Aga Khan Development Network), Private Sector Insight)

Networking | Lunch Break and Exhibition | One on One meetings with government officials