The Institute of Asset Management Appoints Ursula Bryan as Chief Executive Officer.

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31 Jan 2022

The Institute of Asset Management Appoints Ursula Bryan as Chief Executive Officer.

As President of the IAM and Chair of the Board, I am delighted to announce that Ursula Bryan has been appointed the Chief Executive Officer. An executive leader with proven track record in delivering value in asset management roles, Ms. Bryan will assume responsibilities on February 1st, 2022. The current Managing Director, Andy Watts, will continue to support IAM’s Transform22 program over the following months.

Ursula brings a wealth of experience in asset management. In her previous roles with National Grid, she was responsible for maximizing value across the lifecycle of the £14 billion electricity transmission assets. A Fellow of the IAM, Ursula has been a Board member since 2009, was the deputy president from 2017 to 2019, and the president from 2019 to 2021.

This is an exciting period for the IAM. As the IAM focuses on supporting a growing global membership base, having a CEO with Ursula’s credentials will be paramount to our success and the communities we support. With infrastructure so high on the global agenda, the IAM remains committed to helping governments, investors, asset owners, operators, and managers to maximize value from infrastructure, including the impact to the challenges of the moment – climate resiliency, sustainability, and equity.

To that avail, the IAM recently launched a global transformation program – Transform22 – designed to create added value for its membership base, enhancing local networks and services with an improved global digital backbone. Transform22 will give our global chapters the autonomy to drive member services locally – including meetings, conferences, training, and guidelines – all within a common global framework. Transform22 will also refocus our core efforts to continue developing the learned society, promoting the discipline of asset management through enhanced digital services, and building off what we have in place to provide more access to knowledge not only for members but also for the benefits of the public. Andy Watts, the current managing director, will take a lead role in driving the central components of Transform22.

Looking forward to 2022 and beyond, the opportunities we are presented with and the challenges we continue to face as we move out of the pandemic require commitment and leadership. Ursula has demonstrated this both as a volunteer to the IAM and in her professional career. The Board considers itself fortunate to have Ursula lead the IAM to its continuing success and shaping a bright future.


Christian Roberts, President
The Institute of Asset Management

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