GIIA adds new members and staff

The Global Infrastructure Investor Association (GIIA) has added eight new members in the first quarter of 2018, along with three new staff to its London-based executive team.

GIIA, a membership organisation established in 2015 to promote the role of private investment in infrastructure and improve dialogue between the private sector and government, has now grown to 68 members representing some of the world’s largest pension funds, fund managers, sovereign wealth funds, insurance companies and investment banks.

The GIIA team has significantly increased its capacity and expertise with the addition of three new staff members to support the Association’s policy, research and communications work. The new staff members are:

  • Piers Thompson joins as Director of Policy and Research having previously worked at the UK Government’s Department for International Trade, where he was Head of Investment for Transport and Regulated Assets since 2014. In this role he has gained extensive insights into international markets, investors and working with governments. Prior to that Piers worked for KPMG as a Corporate Finance Associate, including due diligence on infrastructure assets and advising European utilities on regulatory finance issues. He has also had spells at Ofgem and Ofwat which gave him an insight into regulatory decision making and thinking.
  • Daniel Mahoney joins as Senior Policy and Research Adviser from one of the UK’s leading think tanks, Centre for Policy Studies (CPS). In his role as Head of Economic Research he has authored a number of reports and articles on infrastructure related topics. Prior to this role, Daniel was a senior researcher at the House of Lords and for the Global Warming Policy Foundation.
  • Tim Horan joins as Communications Manager from BritishAmerican Business (formerly known as American Chamber of Commerce in UK). Tim has experience in managing all external and member communications.

Speaking on the new additions, GIIA CEO Andy Rose said;

“It’s an exciting time at GIIA as we continue to build our membership base with some of the most significant and recognisable names in the sector.”

“We’re delighted to welcome Piers, Daniel and Tim to the GIIA team. I look forward to the contribution each will make in delivering on the GIIA’s objectives to be the public voice for equity investors in infrastructure and to build increased understanding of the benefits of long-term infrastructure investment along with the positive role of private investors.”