GIIA hosted the first of a planned series of meetings between international investors and Lord Grimstone of Boscobel, Minister of State for Investment on June 24th. More than a dozen international investors gathered on a virtual roundtable with the Minister and senior officials from the Department for International Trade to discuss the important role that private investment will play in supporting the economic recovery to the COVID-19 pandemic, creating jobs, and delivering the infrastructure we need for future generations.
This was the first in a series of engagements for the Investable Infrastructure Senior Leadership Group planned through the rest of 2020 and beyond, where GIIA will be working with the Minister in his joint portfolio across the Department for International Trade and the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy to seek to identify the opportunities and most effective mechanisms to support more investment into UK infrastructure.
The Investable Infrastructure Senior Leadership Group exists to convene senior figures from industry, domestically and internationally, who have a clear remit to invest in UK infrastructure. Members are drawn from across GIIA’s global membership. Those represented at the first meeting are collectively responsible for over US$300bn in assets under active management across 43 countries.