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IGA Annual Meeting (virtual) on June 7, 2020 with induction of new leadership team

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Alexander Richter 18 May 2020

The International Geothermal Association will hold its Annual General Meeting, initially planned to be held during the World Geothermal Congress 2020 in Iceland, virtually on June 7, 2020 with the induction of a new board and leadership team.

In a release today, the International Geothermal Association (IGA) has announced its (virtual) annual general meeting on June 7, 2020. With the meeting new board members will be taking their seat for their upcoming board term 2020-2023 and a new leadership will take over the reign.

The new leadership team will consist of:

  • Mrs Andrea (Andy) Blair – President
  • Mrs Pri Utami – Vice President
  • Mrs Jane Brotheridge – Secretary
  • Mr Gabor Szita – Treasurer

In an interview with Mrs Blair she says „I am proud to serve the IGA for the coming three years as we continue to be a strong advocate for our industry, our people and our planet.

I want to send a clear and concise message to the world that geothermal is more than just a simple substitute for other energy sources, it can change how people live for the better. Geothermal energy can help provide solutions to some of the world’s greatest problems: access to water, poor food supply, climate change, unemployment, lack of diversity, poverty and the marginalisation of indigenous peoples. I will engage with global leaders and participate in conversations about the role geothermal can play in decarbonisation and increasing prosperity. We must be heard.“

The IGA is looking forward to welcoming Andy Blair as incoming President jointly with her leadership team on board and wishes them every success in their new roles.

Source: IGA

Disclaimer: The author is the outgoing President of the International Geothermal Association.