The Board of Directors of HICL Infrastructure PLC (LON: HICL), the listed UK investment company managed by InfraRed Capital Partners Limited, has today announced the appointment of Rita Akushie as a non-executive director, with effect from 1 January 2020. This appointment has been made following a comprehensive search carried out by a third-party recruitment consultant.
Ms Akushie will continue in her current executive role as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director, Corporate Resources for Cancer Research UK, one of the world’s leading cancer charities. She has more than 20 years’ experience acting in finance roles for housing associations and charities, including at Newlon Group, where she was Chief Financial Officer and then Deputy Chief Executive; and subsequently as Group Finance Director for Thames Valley Housing. Ms Akushie currently also serves as Chair of the Audit Committee for the Beatson Institute.
Ms Akushie graduated with a BA in Economics and French from the University of Ghana. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales and a Fellow of the Association of Corporate Treasurers.
Ian Russell, Chairman of HICL Infrastructure, said:
“I am delighted to welcome Rita to the Board. She has had a distinguished career working at a senior level in social housing and charitable organisations. Her background in financial management, in combination with her experience of working at the intersection of the public and private sectors, will bring perspectives that are complementary to the existing Directors and thereby strengthen the Board overall.”