Francois Schmidt

Senior Advisor

Francois Schmidt

Francois Schmidt is a Principal of Advisory Services and has more than 25 years’ experience in the planning, development and commercial management of local and international infrastructure projects.

Francois has contemporary program and project commercial experience and has led the InfraSol Group team providing commercial management and business case development management services on the Parramatta Light Rail project. He has specific experience in the area of commercial and procurement management, investment and financial feasibility, risk management and due diligence reviews.

Francois has led teams for due diligence reviews on greenfield and brownfield development projects to assist potential lenders in understanding and evaluating key risks and other technical aspects of significant infrastructure projects when considered for financing or refinancing.

Francois has a sound understanding and relevant recent experience of the commercial aspects of large infrastructure projects and the importance of developing effective and practical frameworks for the management of risk within a solid commercial framework.

Assisting clients to understand and appreciate the complexity and potential solutions available to them early in the development lifecycle of projects is key to assist them in developing and delivering successful projects.


  • Chartered Financial Analyst charter holder
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Water Resources Engineering)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Civil Engineering)



  • Feasibility studies
  • Business Case Development
  • Program Commercial Management
  • Procurement Management
  • Delivery Support