Ahmed Al-Hammadi is Head of the Active Investments department for the Qatar Investment Authority. He oversees QIA’s direct sector teams as well as fund investments in the Equity, Fixed Income, Hedge Funds, Private Equity and Real Estate asset classes. Prior to joining QIA, Ahmed worked at EFG-Hermes a regional asset manager and before that at consulting firm Booz & Co. advising financial services clients on strategy, private equity investment opportunities, and organization structures. Ahmed is a graduate of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and has obtained his MBA from the Harvard Business School.
Javier Echave, Chief Financial Officer
Javier was appointed as Chief Financial Officer in November 2016. He joined Heathrow in January 2008 and was closely involved in establishing the current capital structure and positioning Heathrow as a strong credit in the financial markets. Over a four-year period up to 2016, as Finance Director for Operations and Performance, Javier played a key role in the delivery of a cost efficiency programme and in ensuring a rigorous appraisal of a multi-billion capital investment plan.
Lord Deighton, Non-Executive Chairman
Lord Deighton was appointed as Non-Executive Chairman on 22 June 2016. He is best known for delivering the 2012 London Olympic Games to international acclaim as CEO of LOCOG (London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games), enhancing the UK’s reputation for infrastructure service delivery and generating national pride. More recently, he was Commercial Secretary to the Treasury and was responsible for the UK’s National Infrastructure Plan, focussing on getting major projects built, benefits captured, attracting capital into the UK from across the world and creating the right environment for continued infrastructure investment. Lord Deighton also had a very successful career at Goldman Sachs and will now guide Heathrow through its next phase of development, supporting Heathrow’s vision of giving passengers the best airport service in the world and preparing for the Government’s decision on airport expansion.
Olivier Fortin, Non-Executive Director
Olivier Fortin was appointed as a Non-Executive Director on 27 October 2015. He is a director in the CDPQ team based in London and is an experienced asset manager and infrastructure investor in the UK and Continental Europe. Previously he was working with AMP Capital, and prior to that with MAp Airports and Macquarie Capital Funds. He has been involved with Brussels, Copenhagen, Bristol, Rome and Newcastle airports. He also sits on the board of Eurostar and the supervisory board of Budapest Airport
Jorge Gil, Non-Executive Director
Jorge Gil was appointed a Non-Executive Director in December 2012. He is the Chief Executive Officer of Ferrovial Aeropuertos. Jorge joined the Ferrovial group in 2001, as the Structured Finance Director (until 2007) and then the Corporate and Business Development Director (2007-2010) of Cintra. He was a member of the Executive Committee of Cintra and a Board member of various companies (407-ETR, Chicago Skyway, Indiana Toll Road and SH-130).
In November 2010 he joined the financial department of Ferrovial as Capital Markets and Finance Director of Ferrovial, with responsibility for the financing and treasury of the group and for the Investor Relations Department. Jorge began his career in the banking industry at The Chase Manhattan Bank in Spain, working in Corporate Finance and M&A.
Rachel Lomax, Non-Executive Director
Rachel Lomax was appointed a Non-Executive Director in November 2010. She has 40 years' experience in policy making, at the heart of the British economy. Rachel served as Deputy Governor of the Bank of England from 2003 until 2008. Before joining the Bank, she was Permanent Secretary of three government departments, including the Department of Work and Pensions and the Welsh Office as well as the Department for Transport. Her earlier career was spent at the Treasury, the Cabinet Office and the World Bank. Rachel is also a Non-Executive Director of HSBC.
Fidel López, Non Exec Director
Fidel López was appointed a Non Executive Director in September 2014. Fidel López is the Portfolio Management Director of Ferrovial Aeropuertos . Fidel joined Ferrovial in 2007 as the Corporate Development Director of the Services Division; and he was a Board Director at Amey and at Swissport. In 2010, he joined BAA as Managing Director of the Airports Division (Stansted, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Southampton). In 2012, he became Executive Commercial Director of Heathrow until August 2014. He is also currently a Board Director at AGS Airports Ltd (Glasgow, Aberdeen and Southampton).
Ernesto López Mozo, Non-Executive Director
Ernesto López Mozo was appointed a Non-Executive Director in October 2009. He is Ferrovial’s Chief Financial Officer. Ernesto joined Ferrovial from Telefonica, having previously held positions at JP Morgan and Santander.
Mike Powell, Non-Executive Director
Mike Powell was appointed a Non-Executive Director in November 2014. Mike is Head of Private Markets Group of USS Investment Management (USSIM), which is the wholly investment management subsidiary of the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS). USS is the principal pension fund for the UK university sector with in excess of 250,000 members and approximately £40 billion in assets. USS currently has approximately £10 billion invested across private equity and debt, infrastructure and property. Mike has overall responsibility for the Private Markets Group and is Chairman of the Private Markets Investment Committee. He is also a member of the USSIM Executive Committee and Investment Policy Committee. Mike has served as a director on a number of portfolio company boards for USS as well as a number of advisory boards for private equity and infrastructure funds. Mike is also a member of the British Venture Capital Association Limited Partner Advisory Committee.
Carol Hui, Chief of Staff and General Counsel
Carol was appointed Chief of Staff from 1 January 2017. She is responsible for legal affairs, business assurance, risk management, internal audit, company and board governance and administration, external and internal communications, policy, public affairs, government and stakeholder relations, media, PR, sustainability and environment. She joined Heathrow in March 2009 as General Counsel. Previously, Carol was a Board Director and General Counsel of Amey plc, Group Legal Director of TDG plc, Deputy General Counsel of BG plc and a solicitor at City law firm, Slaughter and May. She was awarded European General Counsel of the Year by the International Law Office and has won a range of recent awards from the Financial Times, Mulan Foundation, The Lawyer, Legal 500 and International General Counsel Awards.
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