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Tony Hansen

Managing Director of the Global Infrastructure InitiativeSeattle

Tony Hansen

Managing Director of the Global Infrastructure InitiativeSeattle

Leads the Global Infrastructure Initiative (GII), a community of senior leaders in infrastructure and capital projects committed to driving measurable change in the industry.


Tony leads the strategic direction and day-to-day operations of the Global Infrastructure Initiative (GII), a community of the world’s most senior leaders in infrastructure and capital projects that are committed to identifying tangible ways to improve the delivery of infrastructure and get more out of existing assets. He has more than 25 years of experience in designing and implementing complex global programs, having worked with leading multinational corporations, governments, and nongovernmental organizations.

Specialty areas include strategic development, stakeholder engagement, and project management. Tony’s experience spans infrastructure, sustainability, conservation, and high-impact events.

Through GII, Tony runs the following key initiatives:

  • GII summits—convenes leaders from across the value chain, sectors, and geographies for a solutions-focused discussion on resolving some of the world’s greatest challenges in capital projects and infrastructure.
  • GII roundtables—brings together 20 to 30 experts to problem-solve a specific critical infrastructure issue in that region. GII hosts more than a dozen roundtables in different cities each year.
  • GII innovation site visits—exposes leaders in the GII community to some of the world’s most exciting advances and demonstrates their potential impact at scale.
  • Voices on Infrastructure—features the best insights and practices from across the value chain, sectors, and geographies in a digital, action-oriented quarterly publication.

Prior to joining McKinsey, Tony worked as a management consultant and entrepreneur for more than 20 years. During this time, he worked on impact summits with Fortune, performed sustainability consulting with Blu Skye, and cocreated the Biodiversity & Wine Initiative, a transformative sustainable agriculture partnership between the South African wine industry and the conservation sector.

Tony is on the advisory board of Tompkins Conservation, a global conservation organization that creates national parks, recovers imperiled wildlife, and promotes sustainable local communities.


Improving construction productivity
Global Infrastructure Initiative

Convening global leaders in infrastructure and capital projects in pursuit of new solutions

Published Work

Voices on Infrastructure: Embracing technology & sustainability in transport, ” McKinsey & Company, August 2022

Voices on Infrastructure: Building resilient infrastructure supply chains,” McKinsey & Company, June 2022

Voices on Infrastructure: Reimagining engineering and project development to meet net-zero targets” McKinsey & Company, April 2022

Voices on Infrastructure: Charting new approaches to capital project delivery,” McKinsey & Company, February 2022

Decarbonizing the built environment: Takeaways from COP26,” McKinsey & Company, January 2022

Voices on Infrastructure: Improving project development and delivery,” McKinsey & Company, December 2021

Voices on Infrastructure: Scaling EV infrastructure to meet net-zero targets,” McKinsey & Company, October 2021

Voices on Infrastructure: Meeting the sustainable infrastructure challenge,” McKinsey & Company, September 2021

Voices on Infrastructure: Preparing for energy transition in infrastructure,” McKinsey & Company, July 2021

Voices on Infrastructure: Reimagining transit in a post-COVID world,” McKinsey & Company, June 2021

2021 GII Summit: Project of the future,” McKinsey & Company, May 2021

Voices on Infrastructure: Restarting economies with infrastructure investment,” McKinsey & Company, January 2021

Valuing nature conservation: A methodology to evaluate where safeguarding natural capital could have the biggest impact on climate, economies and health,”, McKinsey & Company, September 2020

Voices on Infrastructure: The project of the future,” Global Infrastructure Initiative, September 2020

2020 GII Virtual Summit recap report,” Global Infrastructure Initiative, July 2020

Voices on Infrastructure: Resetting amid COVID-19,” Global Infrastructure Initiative, June 2020

Voices on Infrastructure: Workforce of the future,” Global Infrastructure Initiative, December 2019

Voices on Infrastructure: Scaling modular construction,” Global Infrastructure Initiative, September 2019

Voices on Infrastructure: Advancing urban transport infrastructure,” Global Infrastructure Initiative, July 2019

Voices on Infrastructure: Achieving excellence in real estate major projects,” Global Infrastructure Initiative, March 2019

The best ideas from the 2018 Global Infrastructure Initiative,” Global Infrastructure Initiative, January 2019

Voices on Infrastructure: Future-proofing infrastructure,” Global Infrastructure Initiative, October 2018

Voices on Infrastructure: Major Projects,” Global Infrastructure Initiative, June 2018

A vision of beauty: How we helped Chile to create ten million acres of national parks,” McKinsey Blog, March 2018

Voices on Infrastructure: Harnessing the promise of digital,” Global Infrastructure Initiative, March 2018

Voices on Infrastructure: Smart cities: Turning opportunity into reality,” Global Infrastructure Initiative, December 2017

Voices on Infrastructure: Navigating big disruptions in transportation,” Global Infrastructure Initiative, September 2017

Voices on Infrastructure: Transforming project delivery,” Global Infrastructure Initiative, June 2017

2017 GII Summit outcomes report,” Global Infrastructure Initiative, July 2017

Voices on Infrastructure: Insights on project development and finance,” Global Infrastructure Initiative, March 2017

Voices on Infrastructure: The future of real estate,” Global Infrastructure Initiative, December 2016

Voices on Infrastructure: Rethinking engineering and construction,” Global Infrastructure Initiative, October 2016

Voices on Infrastructure: Productive cities,” Global Infrastructure Initiative, June 2016

Voices on Infrastructure: Novel solutions,” Global Infrastructure Initiative, March 2016

2015 GII Summit recap report,” Global Infrastructure Initiative, December 2015

Voices on Infrastructure: Rethinking infrastructure,” Global Infrastructure Initiative, May 2015

2014 GII Summit recap report,” Global Infrastructure Initiative, June 2014

2012 GII Summit recap report, ” Global Infrastructure Initiative, December 2012


University of Cape Town—Graduate School of Business
MA, information systems
BCom, economics