BAI Communications has announced that its chair, Joan Gillman, has advised the Board of her resignation.
Joan has been a director of BAI for more than three years and Chair for the last year. Joan’s decision to depart, which is effective immediately, follows her leadership and support of recently completed milestone transactions across BAI’s global business, and reflects her desire to spend more time attending to other board and other professional commitments including a role as a strategic advisor to CPP Investments.
During her time on the board, Joan’s leadership has contributed greatly to the operations and transformational growth of the business, including the recent closing of BAI’s acquisition of Mobilitie, the Transport for London (TfL) concession award, a smart city partnership with Sunderland City Council, and onboarding of new senior business leaders and non-executive Directors.
Commenting on Joan’s resignation, Group Chief Executive Officer of BAI, Igor Leprince said: “I would like to thank Joan for her valuable guidance and strong support of our growth since I joined the company 18 months ago. I wish Joan all the best for her next endeavours.”
Scott Lawrence, Global Head of Infrastructure of CPP Investments, BAI’s largest shareholder, said: “We greatly appreciate all of Joan’s hard work and dedication to the company and will miss her guidance and strategic insights as Director and Chair. I look forward to continuing CPP Investments’ relationship with Joan and working with her on other important initiatives.”
The Board will soon commence a process to find a long-term replacement and bolster the breadth of experience on the Board, aligned with its strategy. In the intervening period, current non-executive director Bart Vogel has agreed to act as the interim chair.