GIIA Members brief UK Government on conditions for success in attracting private investment in infrastructure

The UK remains an attractive market for international investment but that should not be taken for granted. That was the overall message to Rt Hon Dr Liam Fox MP when GIIA members were invited to a briefing with the Secretary of State for International Trade on Thursday 12 January.

The International Trade Secretary heard from members that: ‘The UK has a reputation for having a strong regulatory framework for privatised infrastructure where customers have benefited from long term investment in facilities and services and investors have been able to make stable returns on behalf of those individuals whose pensions and savings are invested.  Nevertheless, investment decisions are based upon an assessment of risk and decision makers seek stability, certainty and positive sentiment towards private investors when determining where to focus their funds.’

CEO Andy Rose said: “We were very pleased to be able to brief the Secretary of State on the infrastructure investment outlook and to discuss the conditions for success from both Government’s and the industry’s perspective. We look forward to further such engagement in the UK and in other markets where the expertise of our members can play a crucial role in delivering the infrastructure improvements that are needed to secure economic growth around the world.”

GIIA continues momentum with Head of Policy and Public Affairs appointment

Claire Hobson has joined GIIA as its first Head of Policy and Public Affairs.  Claire has over 20 years of international and domestic policy and regulatory experience in business-facing roles including in London at the Business Department and in Paris for UK Trade & Investment.  She has delivered global trade & investment campaigns and supported EU regulation and international policy negotiations in addition to being instrumental in developing corporate culture policy including Women on Boards.

 

Claire said: “I am delighted to have joined GIIA at such an interesting time for investors and policy makers, where the case for taking a long term view on infrastructure investment has never been stronger.  I am looking forward to working with our Members in developing GIIA’s global advocacy role to ensure decision-makers understand the opportunities and benefits of private investment in infrastructure.”