Kamal Patel was appointed Non-Executive Director of Crossrail International in February 2018.
A corporate finance specialist with over 20 years of public and private sector experience, he is currently Head of Corporate Finance at the UK Government’s Department for Transport (DfT) with responsibility for leading a team of over 60 professional advisers covering corporate finance, real estate, and managing DfT’s delivery and commercial shareholdings.
Kamal commenced his career at professional services firm PwC in London where he spent 11 years initially as a member of the international tax team and later as Assistant Director, Project Finance advising public and private sector stakeholders in transport infrastructure.
As Director, Structured Finance at WestLB, Kamal gained extensive experience in the structuring, negotiation and execution of infrastructure debt for a broad range of clients and transport modes.
In 2014, he joined DfT’s Corporate Finance advisory team. Kamal led the team from 2017, growing the portfolio to include real estate, managing DfT’s delivery and commercial shareholdings, and uniting all professional disciplines under one group for the first time.
Kamal holds a BSc in Mathematics from Imperial College London and is a Fellow (FCA) of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).