GIIA appoints Lawrence Slade as Chief Executive

PRESS RELEASE – Wednesday September 18th, 2019 

Global Infrastructure Investor Association (GIIA) has announced the appointment of Lawrence Slade as its new Chief Executive.

Lawrence, currently Chief Executive of Energy UK, will start his new role at GIIA on 1st January 2020 succeeding Andrew Rose who announced at the Association’s Annual General Meeting in March this year his plan to step down as GIIA’s inaugural Chief Executive at the end of 2019.

Commenting on the appointment, GIIA Chairman Christopher Frost said:

“Lawrence brings a wealth of experience and expertise in the global energy sector and I am delighted that he will be joining GIIA. I look forward to welcoming him to his new role and working with him to take GIIA on to the next phase of its international development.

On behalf of the Board and wider membership, I would also like to pay tribute to Andy Rose who has successfully established GIIA as the authoritative voice for the infrastructure investor community, building an unrivalled global membership and increasingly global footprint for our advocacy and engagement work. We are very pleased that Andy has agreed to continue as an expert advisor to GIIA.”

Speaking on his appointment Lawrence Slade said:

“I’m honoured to be asked to take on this important role and build on the great progress Andy and the team have made. With billions of infrastructure investment needed around the world, I am excited by the global nature of GIIA’s mission and the scale of opportunities for the sector. I look forward to getting started and working with our members and stakeholders.”

Andrew Rose said:

“It has been a privilege to have been GIIA’s first Chief Executive and see the Association grow its membership and global voice. We have built an excellent team and I am delighted that Lawrence has agreed to take on the role to expand GIIA’s international presence. I look forward to continuing to support the Board, Executive and Members in promoting the role of private investment in delivering sustainable infrastructure for future generations.”

GIIA is grateful to Marcus de Luca and the team at Heidrick & Struggles and also to Clifford Chance for their support in the appointment process.

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Biographical notes:
Lawrence Slade joined Energy UK in 2011, becoming Chief Executive in January 2015. He has been involved in the energy industry since the late 1990’s working in countries all over the world. Lawrence is a member of the UK Government’s Committee on Fuel Poverty, an Advisory Board member of Connected Kerb, a Board Trustee and Audit Committee member of the Money Advice Trust (who run the National Debtline and Business Debtline) and is also a Fellow of the Energy Institute.

About GIIA:
GIIA is the membership body for the world’s leading institutional investors. With more than 70 members, we work with governments and other stakeholders to boost the role of private investment in providing infrastructure that improves national, regional and local economies. GIIA members have investments in 1,300 assets, across 49 countries, totalling $660 billion of infrastructure assets under management.