Acivico Appoints Group Managing Director
Acivico has announced the appointment of Marina Robertson as Group Managing Director.
Located in Birmingham, Europe’s largest local authority, Acivico was established in 2012, following the transfer of Birmingham City Council’s Building Control service and other statutory functions. Still wholly owned by the council, Acivico continues to support landmark projects across the city of Birmingham and the Midlands, forging strong partnerships with our clients to deliver high quality, sustainable, innovative service solutions, that transform the communities in which we live and work.
Originally from Athens, Greece, Robertson has been studying and working in the built environment sector in the UK for over 30 years. She has held a variety of senior service delivery and transformation roles in regeneration, housing, economic development, property, and capital programme delivery. Robertson’s most recent role was as Senior Director within the Norse Group, managing several successful publicly owned joint venture companies with one of them being shortlisted for best public to public partnership at the Local Government Chronicle Awards in 2019.
Robertson is passionate about delivering social, economic, and environmental value for clients. She is a creative and energetic thinker capable of translating vision and strategy into tangible results.
A member of both the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, and the Chartered Institute of Housing, Robertson also holds a number of master’s degrees. She is a strong advocate of enhancing skills in the construction industry and most recently has spoken on creating a low carbon skills economy at DeMonfort University in 2022 as part of SPACES study day.
She was also recently appointed as regional lead for the Chartered Institute of Housing and in her spare time, Robertson is Vice-Chair of the Board of Waltham Forest Housing Association
Robertson says: “I am delighted to be given the opportunity to lead the Acivico Group and working with its supportive, and forward-thinking Board. My approach will be very simple: we listen to the client, we deliver a quality product and we look after our people.
“I look forward to working with energy and purpose to support the communities of Birmingham and the Midlands by ensuring Acivico cements its place as a partner of choice for the built environment in the public and private sector.”
Alison McKinna, Chair of Acivico’s Board, adds: “Having established a solid foundation of skills, experience, and quality, we have now found a leader who can build upon this and champion the Acivico Group throughout the built environment for both public and private sector clients.
“Marina shares our passion for transforming the communities in which we live, learn, and work. This year will see a consistent focus on customer led growth, while continuing to pursue excellence, expertise and gold standards in our work.”
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