GIIA confirms Simon Montague as new Director of Corporate Affairs
Simon Montague is today (1 August) confirmed as Director of Corporate Affairs for the Global Infrastructure Investor Association, replacing Jon Phillips who in June stepped up to become Chief Executive Officer.
Simon has served as interim director of corporate affairs since February this year. He has spent much of his career in the infrastructure sector and was previously Director of Communications at National Highways, the government company that manages and develops England’s strategic road network.
He brings a breadth of international experience, having also worked for the Foreign Office in Spain, with a leading Spanish communications agency, as Director of Communications for the Anglo-French-Belgian train operator Eurostar, and was Transport Correspondent for BBC News. He holds a degree in civil engineering.
“I’m really pleased to be joining GIIA permanently,” said Simon. “Private capital has a huge role to play in meeting the global challenges of net zero and climate change resilience, on top of the desire of citizens for modern, efficient infrastructure that connects us all.
“I’m looking forward to realising a new chapter in GIIA’s development, helping to further build our membership, global reach, influence and capability so that we reinforce our position as the leading voice for infrastructure investors around the world.”
Jon Phillips, chief executive of GIIA, said: “Simon has played an important role over the last six months in supporting our work, and I’m delighted that GIIA will continue to benefit from his industry knowledge and experience.
“We have an exciting vision for the future, built on our ambition to extend our impact on behalf of our members in both established and emerging markets to help investors and governments close the infrastructure gap.”
GIIA represents the world’s leading infrastructure investors and advisors, with nearly 100 members collectively responsible for more than US$1.6 trillion of assets under management in 70 countries, including more than 200 gigawatts of renewable energy capacity, 450 ports and airports, and 180,000km of roads and railways.
The association convenes both the biggest names in infrastructure investment and smaller funds who are ambitious to grow, as well as leading advisors to the sector. GIIA builds relationships and influence with national and state governments and regulators that determine policy, investment and regulatory decisions.
Key markets include the US, UK, EU and Australia, while core infrastructure sectors include power, gas and renewables; ports and airports; rail and road transportation; water and wastewater; and digital, fibre and communications.
For more information contact Matt Dickinson, Head of Communications, GIIA