On Thursday, 24 September 2015 GIIA held its inaugural Management Board meeting and Member Seminar in London. The GIIA Board approved its first two-year business plan and budget, agreed a communications strategy and completed a number of other activities supporting the launch of the Association.
After the Board meeting GIIA members and others convened at Fishmongers’ Hall in London for an update on the Association’s activities from GIIA Chairman Matthew Farnum-Schneider. This was followed by a speech from Infrastructure UK Chief Executive Geoffrey Spence and a panel discussion with Geoffrey and a number of GIIA Executive Committee members.
With the help of Korn Ferry, GIIA begun a search to appoint its inaugural Chief Executive. The successful candidate will ideally have spent part of his/her recent career employed within a government, public sector or regulatory organisation, preferably in a financial services-oriented role. Experience as such within the infrastructure industry, whilst not a pre-requisite, would be highly advantageous.
The appointment will have the gravitas and leadership credentials to establish the Association’s office, to maintain/develop the Association’s leadership and to represent the Association at the highest levels across all stakeholders in the infrastructure industry, particularly with government and regulatory bodies.