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Board of Directors

Meet the board

London City Airport is owned by a consortium made up of AIMCo, OMERS, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan and Wren House Infrastructure.

Representatives from each organisation sit on the airport’s board, taking responsibility for setting our long-term strategy and overseeing performance to make sure we meet our objectives.

Mel Ewell | Chairman of the Board

Mel was appointed Chair of London City Airport in December 2023. Mel’s career spans 35 years, with 15 spent as CEO of the leading UK public and regulated services provider Amey. Under his tenure he successfully guided Amey through its sale to Ferrovial before retiring in 2016. He previously held a number of senior management positions for TNT International, Xerox and ADI Group.

Mel is a Non-Executive Director of High Speed Two (HS2) Limited, SIG plc and The Manufacturing Technology Centre Limited. He is also a Trustee of the Duke of Edinburgh Award.

He studied at Kingston University where he gained a BSc (Hons) in Geography and subsequently an honorary doctorate.

Eric Machiels | Director, OMERS

Eric joined OMERS Infrastructure’s London office in October 2017. As Managing Director, Asset Management, his main focus is to drive value growth within OMERS portfolio companies at the board and senior executive level, while drawing on his prior executive background in turning around and growing private equity-owned companies. He also supports the OMERS transaction teams at the asset acquisition stage.

Prior to this position, Eric served for eight years as CEO of Infinis Energy, a UK renewable energy company owned by Terra Firma Capital Partners, which joined the London FTSE-250 following its IPO. He also held executive turnaround positions with two portfolio companies owned by Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, the US private equity firm.

Eric has a Licentiate in Law from the University of Leuven (Belgium), and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Prateek Maheshwari | Director, OMERS

Prateek joined OMERS Infrastructure in 2019 as a Managing Director based in London and leads investment efforts in transport and renewable energy infrastructure.

Prior to this, he was a Senior Principal with Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) for 12 years, where he worked in the power, energy and transport sectors across the US, Europe, Asia and Australia. Before GIP, he worked as an investment banker with Dresdner Kleinwort, Barclays Capital and ICICI Bank in M&A, leverage and project finance, debt capital markets and derivative structuring. 

Prateek has a Bachelor of Engineering with a specialisation in Electrical and Industrial Electronics from Pune University. He also has a Masters in Finance from London Business School and an MBA from HEC Paris.

Greg Pestrak | Director, Wren House Infrastructure

Greg is a Managing Director at Wren House Infrastructure, where his focus is on Asset Management across the portfolio.

Prior to joining Wren House in July 2017, Greg was a Partner in KPMG’s Global Strategy Group based in the UK, where he was the Infrastructure lead since 2009. In this role, he worked with Infrastructure investors, leading value creation reviews with management teams across a number of global portfolio companies.

Greg has over 17 years consulting experience, working with Investors and Corporates to drive performance improvement. Prior to his career in consulting, he 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 B.A. from The University of King’s College, Canada.

David Stanton | Director, Ontario Airports Investments

David has over 25 years’ global experience in aviation strategy, finance and operations. He is Co Head and Managing Director for Ontario Airports Investments Limited, a wholly controlled subsidiary of OTPP, overseeing and managing OTPPs airport investments.

In addition to LCY, he sits on the Board of Directors for Birmingham Airport and for Copenhagen Airport, where he is Deputy Chairman as well as Chairman of the Audit and Risk Management Committee. At LCY he is Chairman of the Health Safety Security & Environmental Committee.

Prior to this, David was a Board Member of Bristol and Brussels Airports as well as HS1, where he was Chair of the Audit and Risk Management Committee. For 10 years he was Corporate Development Director BBA Aviation plc, and before that had roles with Macquarie and SG Hambros. He is an FCA having qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PwC in 1994.

Jamie Adam | Director, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan

Jamie Adam, CFA, joined Ontario Teachers' in 2006 and is a member of the Europe, Middle East and Africa Infrastructure team. He was involved in numerous transactions including the acquisitions of Essbio, Brussels Airport, Copenhagen Airports and Sydney Desalination Plant and the newly acquired Westerleigh Crematorium.

Jamie currently sits on the board of London City and Westerleigh. Before joining Ontario Teachers' he worked in private equity in Toronto. He earned a BA (Honours) in Political Science and an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business, both at the Western University in London, Ontario, Canada.

Ahmed Mubashir | Director, AIMCo

Ahmed Mubashir joined AIMCo in a direct investment role in 2011. In his role as Managing Director and Head of Infrastructure Europe and Asia, Ahmed leads the origination, execution and management of infrastructure investments across Europe and Asia out of AIMCo's London office.

Ahmed serves on the Boards of multiple investee companies. He has an MBA from the University of Alberta and a Bachelor’s Degree in electrical engineering from McGill University. He is also a CFA Charterholder.

Ross Clemmow | Director, AIMCo

Ross Clemmow is Managing Director of Bridgepoint, in the firm’s Operational Support Group. Ross started his career with Procter & Gamble in Marketing before joining Bain & Company as a consultant.

Following Bain, Ross held a number of operational roles in private equity portfolio companies before joining Argos as eCommerce Director, then moving on to become Managing Director at Debenhams plc.

Ross has a Masters degree in Engineering from Imperial College London. 

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