BAI Communications today announced the resignation of its chair, Joan Gillman.

Joan has been a director of BAI for more than three years, Chair for the last year and a member of the Transit Wireless Member Committee since 2017. Following her leadership and support of recently achieved milestones and completed transactions across BAI’s global business, Joan is transitioning to consult CPPIB on other initiatives and will continue to serve on her other public boards.

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 replacement and continue to expand 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.