The Utilities Technology Council (UTC) is a global trade association dedicated to creating a favorable business, regulatory, and technological environment for companies that own, manage, or provide critical telecommunications systems in support of their core business. UTC has evolved into a dynamic organization that represents electric, gas, and water utilities; natural gas pipelines; critical infrastructure companies; and other industry stakeholders. Serving the industry for over 60 years with more than 400 member companies has given us a unique position as a market leader for utility telecommunication advocacy and education.
Africa UTC is an operating division of the UTC. The business model for the organisation is similar to that used for European UTC comprising:
- A Board of Africa Utility Advisors setting the direction, strategy and activities of the association. Members of the Advisory Board will be representatives of Charter Utility Members of Africa UTC, together with representation from UTC. The Board of Advisors will elect a Chairman and Vice Chairman who will agree and set the strategic direction of AUTC and will represent the Africa region on the UTC Global Advisory Council
- A formal constitution appropriate for a non-profit international trade association within South Africa using a set of operating principles which meet the requirements of UTC
- A Director of Operations reporting to the Chair and Vice Chair of the Board of Advisors
- All back office functions including membership, finance and other association management activities will be outsourced to a professional association management company based in South Africa.