GIIA appoints Andy Rose as Chief Executive Officer

ar-headshot-200x200LONDON — The Global Infrastructure Investor Association (GIIA) has today announced the appointment of Andy Rose as its first Chief Executive Officer.

Mr Rose joins the GIIA from the UK Government’s Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) where he spent three years as Chief Executive.

Mr Rose’s previous roles in government include Chief Executive of Infrastructure UK, the body in HM Treasury responsible for the production of the National Infrastructure Plan. Prior to this he was an Executive Board member of Partnerships UK PLC, a predecessor body owned by both the public and private sectors, with a remit to support the delivery of major infrastructure projects sponsored by the public sector.

From 2011 to 2013, Mr Rose was a Partner at AgFe, a leading specialist European debt advisor and asset manager. Mr Rose also spent 17 years at Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, where he was the Managing Director responsible for the infrastructure business within CIBC’s Investment Banking Division in Europe.

Mr Rose will take responsibility for establishing the GIIA as the leading global advocacy association representing equity investors in infrastructure and those associated with the asset class. He will be responsible for working with governments, regulators and policy makers to develop attractive and stable environments for infrastructure investment, and articulating the economic and societal contribution of infrastructure.

Andy Rose said:

“I am delighted to join the GIIA as its first Chief Executive Officer. Having worked in senior roles in infrastructure in both the public and private sectors, I am fully aware of the vital role institutional investment plays is supporting global ambitions for modern infrastructure. I look forward to establishing the GIIA as the leading global advocacy association for the asset class.”

Commenting on Mr Rose’s appointment, Matthew Farnum-Schneider, Chairman of the GIIA, said:

“We believe that Andy’s significant experience both within government and the private sector renders him immensely qualified to take forward the important aims of the GIIA.

“Andy’s extensive knowledge of infrastructure investment will be invaluable as we continue to establish the GIIA and to develop a constructive dialogue with policy makers to achieve our shared goal of increased infrastructure investment.”

Mr Rose will assume the role of Chief Executive Officer from April 2016. The GIIA would like to thank Marcus de Luca and the team at Korn Ferry for their support in this successful appointment.