Roy Griffins has been Chairman of Docklands Aviation Group Limited since 1 January 2007. Previously, Roy had a thirty-year career in the British civil and diplomatic service, mostly in international, transport and environment posts. He served as the UK's Director of Railways from 1996 to 1999 and Director General of Civil Aviation from 1999 to 2004. Additionally he was Director General of the Airports Council International in Brussels and chaired the Channel Tunnel Intergovernmental Commission.
Declan Collier joined London City Airport as Chief Executive Officer in March 2012. Prior to his appointment, he was Chief Executive of the Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) and Chairman of Aer Rianta International (ARI) since April 2005. During this time he oversaw the successful delivery of a £1.0 billion capital investment programme to modernise the aviation gateways to Ireland, a successful expansion of the DAA’s international airports business and growth in the financial performance of the group.
Prior to joining the DAA, Declan worked with ExxonMobil, where he held a range of senior management and executive positions in Ireland and the UK. In his last role at ExxonMobil, he had responsibility for the management of a number of key global businesses in the alternative fuels sector, in addition to the management of the company’s European district heating businesses.
He is the President of the World Board of Airports Council International (ACI), the representative body of airports worldwide and Past President of Airports Council International (ACI) (Europe) the representative body for European airports. He serves on the Board of the Airport Operators Association (AOA) UK, the representative body of UK airports.
He is a Council member of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) and is a Board director of London First.
He is a Non-Executive Director of Allied Irish Banks Group UK Ltd (AIB) where he is Chair of the Remuneration Committee. He was a Non-Executive Director of Allied Irish Banks, plc from January 2009 until August 2012.
He is Chairman of the Dublin Theatre Festival and Chairman of the Irish Theatre Trust.
A native of Dublin, he has a Masters Degree in Economics from Trinity College Dublin.
Patrick Burrows joined London City Airport in 2011. He is a chartered accountant and most recently held the position of Group Finance Director at New Look, where he led the finance streams of New Look’s 2010 Initial Public Offering process. Patrick previously spent 13 years at Tesco, where he gained a breadth of customer focused experience, holding Finance Director roles in parts of the business as diverse as UK Convenience and Tesco Thailand. He also spent two years as a Procurement Director and delivered £45m of savings.
Tom Lees, Director, Borealis’s Investment
In his role of Director, Tom is responsible for the origination, structuring and management of infrastructure investments, with a focus in Europe. Since joining Borealis in 2013, Tom has worked on the acquisition and management of Borealis’s investment in Ellevio and has also been involved in the management of Borealis’s investment in HS1. Prior to Borealis, Tom was at J.P.Morgan where he was responsible for advising on the financing of and raising financing for infrastructure assets, including advising on Borealis’s acquisition of HS1 in 2010. Tom holds an MA and a Certificate of Advanced Study in Mathematics from St John’s College, Cambridge and is a CFA Charterholder
Kevin Roseke, Director of Infrastructure Investments, Alberta Investment Management Corp
Kevin Roseke, CFA, is a Director of Infrastructure Investments and Head of the London Office for Alberta Investment Management Corp (AIMCo). AIMCo invests over C$85 billion globally on behalf of pension, endowment and government funds in the Canadian province of Alberta. AIMCo is an active direct investor in infrastructure with a global portfolio of nearly C$5 billion invested in the asset class.
Kevin leads AIMCo’s UK and European infrastructure investment activities, both in sourcing new transactions and managing the current portfolio. He is a board member of Porterbrook and London City Airport, having led AIMCo’s investment in both companies. Kevin is a Charterholder of the CFA Institute, holds a Bachelor of Commerce with Distinction from the University of Alberta, and is a graduate of the Director Education Program developed by the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Luke Bugeja, Asset Director, OAIL
Luke has been an Asset Director with OAIL since 2011, and is a Director of Brussels Airport, London City and Bristol Airports. Luke works closely with the CEOs of Brussels, London City and Bristol Airports and provides expert advice on a wide range of strategic and operational issues. Prior to joining OAIL he has had experience with airline airport operations with Qantas and Virgin Blue as well as transport Asset Management (Macquarie, MAp Airports and OAIL). Luke earned an Associate Diploma in Business from William Angliss college in Melbourne Australia and an MBA from Deakin University in Melbourne Australia
Philipe Busslinger, Senior Managing Director Infrastructure - Europe, Borealis
In his role as Senior Managing Director, Infrastructure - Europe, Philippe leads our London team, the acquisition of infrastructure businesses and the active management of our portfolio in Europe, out of the London office.
Since joining Borealis in January 2009 he has been a key member of the European investment and asset management team, playing a leadership role in investment origination and execution, and in supporting some of our key portfolio companies in Europe.
Philippe has a strong background in investment banking, and prior to joining Borealis he was an Executive Director at Goldman Sachs advising clients on transactions in excess of $40 billion across Europe. Philippe started his career as an analyst with McKinsey & Company.
Philippe is a non-executive board member of Associated British Ports, Autobahn Tank & Rast Holding GmbH, Compañía Logística de Hidrocarburos CLH, S.A. and London City Airport. He has a Business degree from ICADE (Universidad Pontificia Comillas - Spain) and an MBA from Columbia Business School (Columbia University - US).
Petros Stylianides, Principal, Wren House Infrastructure
Petros Stylianides is a Principal at Wren House Infrastructure where he is involved in all areas of the business including origination, execution and asset management.
Throughout his professional career, Petros has focused on the Energy and Utilities sector. Prior to joining Wren House Infrastructure, Petros spent over 10 years in the investment bank divisions of Credit Suisse and Morgan Stanley, and 3 years as a management consultant at The Boston Consulting Group. Petros earned a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and a Masters in Management Studies.
Hakim Drissi, Managing Director, Wren House Infrastructure
Hakim Drissi Kaitouni is the Managing Director of Wren House Infrastructure (WHI). Hakim is responsible for WHI’s activities globally and provides leadership and coordination across all areas of the business including origination, execution and asset management.
Hakim is a member of the WHI Investment Committee and is a non-executive director of Associated British Port Holdings Ltd, Viesgo and London City Airport. Prior to Wren House, Hakim was a banker in the Corporate Finance and Mergers & Acquisitions team within the Investment Banking department of BoA Merrill Lynch based in London and New York.
Hakim worked with clients on a number of complex and innovative mergers and acquisitions and financing transactions across the energy & power and transport sectors including transactions in the renewables, power, utilities, airports and ports businesses, aggregating to over $50 billion. Hakim holds a bachelor degree in Computer Science from Queens College.
Ben Hawkins, Senior Vice-President, Infrastructure and Timber, AIMCo
Ben leads AIMCo’s global mandate for Infrastructure and Timber investments. Ben joined AIMCo in 2007 and has held positions of increasing responsibility and was appointed as Senior Vice-President, Infrastructure and Timber in 2014. Ben earned a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Business Administration from the University of Alberta and is also a CFA charterholder. Ben currently also serves on the board of Grupo SAESA a power utility in Chile and previously served on the boards of Puget Sound Energy and Autopista Central.
David Finson, Non-Executive Director
David Fison (64) was Chief Executive of Skanska UK Plc from 2002 to 2008, part of Skanska, one of the world’s leading construction services groups, and Chief Executive of Geoffrey Osborne Ltd, a family owned construction business, from 2009 to 2015.
David was educated at Cambridge. A Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers. He was a Non Executive Director of the Olympic Delivery Authority from 2010 to 2015 which was the body responsible for the £7bn of venues and associated infrastructure for the 2012 Olympics. He is Chairman of Pontoonworks Ltd a specialist business providing modular solutions to access over water to the construction and leisure markets.
He has been in construction all his life and been involved with projects around the world. Within the UK these include, inter alia, the Channel Tunnel Rail Link, the Jubilee underground line, 30 St Mary Ax (The Gherkin), M25, and Barts and the London Hospital. Along with major multi discipline projects he has had responsibility for specialist contractors, utilities, facilities services and property development businesses.
Executive Management Team
Stephen Brunell, Chief Asset & Programme Officer, London City Airport
Stephen Brunell was appointed as Chief Asset and Programme Officer (CAPO) at London City Airport in August 2016, having joined the airport as Programme Director in August 2015. Prior to this, Stephen worked for 19 years for Bechtel Limited on a number of significant mega projects in key management and delivery positions; these projects included Gatwick Airport, Crossrail, Tube Lines, Channel Tunnel Rail Link and Jubilee Line Extension. Stephen has an Honours Degree in Civil Engineering and is a subject matter expert on the NEC form of contract.
Alison FitzGerald, Chief Operating Officer, London City Airport
Alison Fitzgerald was appointed as Chief Operating Officer (COO) at London City Airport in September 2016, having joined the airport as Chief Information Officer (CIO) in January 2014. Prior to this, Alison was CIO at the Financial Times where she was responsible for both print and digital technology. Before joining the FT, Alison spent 16 years at Abbey/Santander where she held a number of Senior Management technology positions. She holds a professional Non-Executive Director qualification and has been a Governor on the Board of the University of Bedfordshire since November 2012 where she also chairs the Audit and Risk Committee.
Michael Spiers, Chief People Officer, London City Airport
Michael was appointed Chief People Officer (CPO) at London City Airport in May 2016, having joined the airport as HR Director in May 2013. Prior to this he was Head of HR for Nuclear and Renewable Energy at Centrica Energy and also held the role of Head of HR for the Centrica Group. Previously Michael spent 15 years with Sainsbury's Supermarkets Ltd where he worked in various Retail HR roles before completing his final five years there as HR Business Partner to the Trading and Commercial divisions. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (FCIPD) and holds Master degrees in Human Resources, Employment Law and Chemistry. He has been a Governor of the Aylward Academy since 2014 and chairs the Achievement and Standards Committee there.