After three and a half years at ICE, Andy Ruffles, Chief Operating Officer, will be returning to the private sector to take up the position of CEO for an engineering consultancy in Australia. Andy will leave ICE on 31 August.
Andy was appointed in 2009 to deliver major improvement projects within ICE.
ICE Director General Nick Baveystock said: “I’d like to thank Andy for his contribution during his time at ICE. In the past few years he has developed more robust business planning, built a strong leadership team and has taken some hard decisions which have led to greater efficiency and reduced costs.”
The role of Chief Operating Officer will not be replaced.
Baveystock added: “In deciding whether to replace the COO I looked carefully at the costs involved at a time when many of our members are facing severe economic challenges. As such I, and the ICE leadership team, believe we can and should shoulder some of the additional burden. Therefore I have implemented a number of changes to the ICE management structure, with many of the senior team reporting directly to me. I am confident the leadership team will continue to deliver our planned and existing commitments.”