Desmond Gardner

Desmond is a Financial Instruments Advisor at the European Investment Bank. He is a member of the fi-compass advisory team which seeks to support managing authorities and other stakeholders with the implementation of financial instruments under the European Structural Investment Funds. He also supports projects through the European Investment Advisory Hub that seeks to mobilise investment as part of the Investment Plan for Europe. Prior to joining the EIB, Desmond occupied a number of senior positions as a lawyer in the City of Manchester, working in urban development and transport, as well as in connection with the establishment of the Evergreen Urban Development Fund under the European Commission’s JESSICA initiative.