Associated British Ports Holdings Ltd
- Board of Directors
Dr Phil Nolan was appointed Chairman of Associated British Ports Holdings in July 2017. He has a wealth of experience on the boards of many companies, private and public and in both executive and non-executive capacities. He was Chairman of John Laing from 2010-2018, Ulster Bank Limited and Ulster Bank Ireland Limited (a subsidiary of Ulster Bank Limited) between July 2013 and July 2017 and Chairman of Affinity Water from 2013-2018. Phil was also a non-executive director of EnQuest PLC, an oil and gas development and production company from August 2012 to July 2017. He was Chairman of Infinis, a then privately-held, leading renewable energy generator between 2007 and 2010, Chairman of Sepura plc, a listed global supplier of TETRA radios, between 2007 and 2010 and CEO of Eircom, Ireland's national telecommunications supplier from 2002 to 2006. Prior to that, he served as an Executive Director of BG Group plc and CEO of Transco plc from 1998 and in 2000, as CEO, led the demerger of Transco from BG, as the Lattice Group.
Chief Executive Officer
Henrik L. Pedersen was appointed Chief Executive and Executive Director of the Board of Associated British Ports Holdings in August 2018. Henrik joined ABP from APM Terminals, a key business unit within The Maersk Group, where he served as Chief Commercial Officer from January 2017. During his 20-year tenure with the Maersk Group he held a wide range of senior leadership roles based in Denmark, USA, China, Panama, Singapore and the Netherlands. Henrik holds a finance degree from Copenhagen Business School as well as having completed various executive leadership studies at Columbia, Harvard and IMD business schools.
Chief Financial Officer
Marina Wyatt was appointed Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director of the Board of Associated British Ports Holdings on 14 March 2019. Marina has more than 20 years of experience in senior finance leadership roles as Chief Financial Officer of UBM Plc, TomTom NV, Colt Telecom Plc and Psion Plc. Marina is currently a non-executive director and Chair of the Audit Committee of Renewi Plc and supervisory board member of Lucas Bols NV. Marina is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and holds a geography degree from Cambridge University.
Philippe Busslinger joined the Board of Associated British Ports Holdings in June 2011 and is Chairman of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee. Philippe is a Senior Managing Director of OMERS Infrastructure-Europe, based in the London office. Prior to joining OMERS Infrastructure, he was an executive director with Goldman Sachs in its London office where he advised clients in M&A transactions across Europe. Previously he worked for McKinsey & Company as a consultant. Phillippe holds an MBA from Columbia Business School in New York and a BA (Business) from ICADE Universidad Pontificia Comillas in Madrid.
James Bryce joined the Board of Associated British Ports Holdings in June 2018. He is Managing Director in Canada Pension Plan Investment Board's Portfolio Value Creation group, supporting management teams of individual investments to achieve full value potential. James also serves on the Board of Anglian Water. Prior to joining Canada Pension Plan Investment Board in 2012, James was Managing Director and Investment Committee member at Royal Bank Equity Finance (the private equity arm of RBS) where he spent 10 years focussed on private equity and infrastructure transactions. Prior to that, James worked in the private equity team at JP Morgan Capital and was a pension fund manager at Hambros Bank. James holds an MA from the University of Oxford.
Eric Machiels joined the Board of Associated British Ports Holdings in October 2017. Eric has been the Managing Director, Asset Management in the London office of OMERS Infrastructure since October 2017. His main focus is to drive the delivery of value growth within OMERS portfolio companies by advising management teams, while drawing on his prior executive background in turning around and growing private equity-owned companies. He also supports OMERS transaction teams during asset acquisitions. Prior to his position at OMERS Infrastructure, Eric served for eight years as CEO of Infinis Energy, a renewable energy company, after he was seconded into the business from Terra Firma Capital Partners. Before joining Terra Firma, Eric held executive positions within two portfolio companies held by Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, a private US equity firm. Eric has a Licentiate in Law, magna cum laude, from the University of Leuven (Belgium) and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Robbie Barr joined the Board of Associated British Ports Holdings on 13 March 2019. He is as a senior advisor to OMERS Private Equity and Infrastructure in Europe. Robbie was Executive Chairman of Four Seasons Health Care from 2014-2018 and of Odeon & UCI Cinemas from 2012-2016. From 2009 to 2016 he was a Managing Director of the private equity firm Terra Firma Capital Partners. Prior to joining Terra Firma Robbie had senior finance roles at Vodafone Group plc including Group Financial Controller and Chief Financial Officer of Vodafone’s operations outside Western Europe. He is a Chartered Accountant and has a MA in Mathematics from Oxford University.
George Kay joined the Board of Associated British Ports Holdings in November 2006. He is Head of Infrastructure and Europe for the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC) and has responsibility for European origination. He has been with GIC since August 2006. George was previously a Board member of Railpool GmbH, the European locomotive leasing company, and Transport et Infrastructure Gaz France (TIGF), the French gas transmission and storage company, and AEI, a LATAM power generation and development company. Prior to joining GIC, he worked for the Commonwealth Bank of Australia as a director of the Infrastructure Group in Europe. He began his career at Westpac Banking Corporation in Sydney. George has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Canterbury and a Master of Applied Finance from Macquarie University, Australia.
Helen Newell was appointed to the Board of Associated British Ports Holdings on 13 March 2019. Helen is a Senior Vice President in the GIC Infrastructure team, focused on Asset Management. Prior to joining GIC in October 2018, Helen worked in operations, governance and corporate roles for more than 20 years, primarily in the infrastructure, transportation and mining sectors, across Australia, North America and Africa. Most recently she was the Global Head of Risk for Rio Tinto, the FTSE100/ASX 50 global diversified mining company. Helen holds an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University (Chicago), a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) from University of NSW (Sydney), and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Hakim Drissi Kaitouni joined the Board of Associated British Ports Holdings in July 2015. Hakim has been the Managing Director of Wren House Infrastructure (WHI) since he founded it in October 2013 with US$5 billion of equity funding. Hakim is responsible for all WHI’s activities globally and is a member of its investment committee. He leads and coordinates all aspects of WHI’s mandate and business areas, including investments origination, execution and asset management. Prior to setting up Wren House, Hakim served as a senior banker in the Corporate Finance and Mergers & Acquisitions team within the Investment Banking Department of BoA Merrill Lynch based in London and New York. He is also Non-Executive Board member of London City Airport where he chairs and is a member of committees of the board. He is an Alliance Member of the Atlantic Council and serves on the Advisory Board of Harvard University, Zofnass for Sustainable Infrastructure. Hakim holds a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Queens College.
John Coghlan joined the Board of Associated British Ports Holdings in March 2016. He is a non-executive director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Severn Trent PLC and Clarion Housing Group, and is a non-executive director of O.C.S. Group Limited. John also chairs the Freight Transport Association of Ireland. He was previously Deputy Chief Executive and Group CFO of Exel PLC, where he spent 11 years from 1995 to 2006 until the takeover by Deutsche Post/DHL. Over the years since 2006, he has been a director of several publicly-quoted and private equity-owned companies across a variety of sectors. Prior to Exel PLC, he spent 8 years at the industrial company, Tomkins PLC, in a variety of financial roles, and 7 years at Arthur Andersen, where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant. John has received a business degree from University College, Cork in Ireland.
John Rishton joined the Board of Associated British Ports Holdings in November 2016. He is a non-executive director and Chairman of the Audit Committees at Unilever, Informa and Serco. He was appointed to the Board of MAF (Majid Al Futtaim) a subsidiary of a privately owned property business based in Dubai. He was previously a non-executive director and Chair of the Audit Committees at Rolls-Royce and Allied Domecq. John was Chief Executive of Rolls-Royce from 2011 until July 2015 when he retired. Prior to this he was Chief Executive of Ahold, a Dutch supermarket company where he worked from 2006 until 2011. He previously worked for British Airways for 11 years and was CFO from 2001 until 2005. John started his executive career at Ford Motor Company where he worked for 16 years in the Finance Department. John is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and has an economics degree from Nottingham University.
Alternate Non-Executive Directors
Peter Hofbauer was appointed as Alternate Director in March 2016. Peter has over 37 years of financial services experience including over 32 years of global infrastructure investing. He joined Hermes Infrastructure in late 2010 as Head of Infrastructure and has since led the business including building out the team, successful fundraising and deployment of client capital in the current portfolio. Peter chairs the Infrastructure Investment Committee and Infrastructure Management Committee and oversees the management of the Hermes Infrastructure team. His previous roles include Global Head of Infrastructure at Babcock & Brown where he led a 340 person team and was involved in the origination and management of more than 170 ($25 billion) of infrastructure assets globally, Associate Director at Westpac Banking Corporation, focusing on project finance and advisory services and as a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Advisor whilst working at Price Waterhouse. Peter qualified as a Bachelor of Business at Swinburne University, Melbourne
Philip Butcher was appointed Alternate Director in June 2016. He is a Principal at Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) and is based in London. Prior to joining CPPIB in 2012, Phil worked at Macquarie Capital in Toronto where he started out in the Telecom, Media, Entertainment and Technology advisory team, and subsequently moved to the Infrastructure advisory team working on principal transactions and 3rd party mandates. Phil holds an MBA from London Business School and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Toronto.
Dmitry Yashnikov was appointed Alternate Director in November 2018. He is an associate director with OMERS Infrastructure’s European transaction team involved in the execution of new transactions and management of portfolio companies. Prior to joining OMERS Infrastructure in October 2013, Dmitry worked in Citigroup’s European Transportation and Infrastructure M&A team in London. Dmitry holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Greg Pestrak was appointed Alternate Director in January 2018. He is an Executive Vice President at Wren House Infrastructure, where his focus is on asset management across the portfolio which, in addition to Associated British Ports, includes other regulated and non-regulated global assets. Prior to joining Wren House, Greg was a partner in KPMG’s Global Strategy Group based in the UK, where he was the Infrastructure lead since 2009. Greg has over 17 years consulting experience, working with investors and corporates to drive performance improvement in response to transactions, changes in the market, customer or regulatory environment or financial pressure, bringing an independent and constructively challenging perspective to business and operating models. Greg’s recent experience includes leading engagements in the UK and Globally in the Water, Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution, Telecoms, Transport and Infrastructure Services sectors. Prior to his career in consulting, Greg worked in finance with Rothschild Asset Management and Jardine Fleming Asset Management in Hong Kong and the UK. Greg holds a Sloan Fellowship Masters in Management from the London Business School and a bachelor's degree from The University of King’s College, Canada.