CMIA launches search for next executive director following shift to outsourced model

Published 11:25 on April 11, 2016  /  Last updated at 12:54 on April 11, 2016  /  Bavardage, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, Paris Article 6  /  No Comments

The Climate Markets and Investment Association (CMIA) has issued a request for proposals to appoint its next executive director and supporting secretariat following the lobby group's move to an outsourced model based on an annual appointment process.

The Climate Markets and Investment Association (CMIA) has issued a request for proposals to appoint its next executive director and supporting secretariat following the lobby group’s move to an outsourced model based on an annual appointment process.

The CMIA said it has chosen to adopt the new model for its secretariat function “in order to deliver its strategy effectively with the most relevant resources.”

The organisation will offer one-year consultancy contracts with the potential for annual renewal, with an initial three-month trial subject to a performance review.

London-based consultants Inline Policy currently holds the CMIA secretariat role, with the firm’s head Richard Folland acting as the group’s executive director.

“This is no reflection on Richard’s performance – he’s been delivering this role extremely well through Inline Policy and we fully expect Inline to put forward a proposal,” said Adrian Rimmer, CMIA’s president and CEO of exchange operators European Environmental Markets, in an email to Carbon Pulse.

“Having moved to an outsourced model for the secretariat 12 months ago, the CMIA Board feels that this approach has worked extremely well, enabling an efficient way for the organisation to tap the best talent in the market to represent its members,” he added.

The RFP can be seen here. Proposals should be submitted by Apr. 18, with the contract commencing no later than June 1.

By Ben Garside – ben@carbon-pulse.com