Agilia transforms into Employee Owned Trust

Advisory firm Agilia Infrastructure Partners has taken the next step in its evolution by becoming an Employee Owned Trust (EOT) - and has also appointed a new chair.

Established in 2017 by Mike Pugsley and Amar Qureshi, who each have 25 years of experience working at the heart of major infrastructure projects, Agilia has grown to more than 50 employees including a number of apprentices.

The firm’s reconstitution as an EOT provides all of its employees with a share in the business and is designed to ensure that there remains strong cultural as well as financial alignment within the team. 

Agilia has also appointed James Stewart as its new chair, taking up the role from Fred Maroudas, who remains as part of the team as a senior adviser.

The Agilia  EOT, which now becomes Agilia’s majority shareholder, will be chaired by Anne Tiedemann, who has more than 30 years’ experience in strategic and operational management working in markets including the US, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa.

“Amar and I are both proud of what we have achieved to date, and our change in ownership structure has been prompted by a desire to ensure that we embed a long-term sustainable structure for the business,” said Pugsley.