The London City Airport Team
London City Airport is owned by a Consortium, made up of AIMCo, OMERS, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan and Wren House Infrastructure Management.
Board of Directors
Rob Holden CBE, Chairman of the Board
Rob Holden CBE leads the London City Airport board and has been in post since November 2018. He has vast experience and expertise in delivering transport and infrastructure projects, as former Chairman for High Speed 1 (HS1), Eurostar UK Ltd and two years serving as Chief Executive Officer of Crossrail. He is currently Chairman of the Submarine Delivery Agency (SDA) and holds non-executive roles at Electricity North West, EDF (for the Sizewell C Project), and the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority.
Robert Sinclair, Chief Executive Officer, London City Airport
Robert Sinclair joined London City Airport as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) on 30th October 2017, bringing a broad range of airport management and general business experience with him to the role.
Prior to his role at LCY, Robert was CEO of Bristol Airport for nine years between 2008 and 2017. During that time Robert worked with his senior management team to lead the business through the recession in the UK, achieving record passenger volumes, securing a comprehensive planning approval to expand the airport and completing a significant development programme. He was instrumental in creating a new brand and vision focused on improving the passenger experience. Bristol Airport is the only UK top 10 airport to grow in each year since 2009, was awarded the “Best UK Airport” at the Business Travel Awards in 2012, and named the most punctual airport in the world for 2014. It was also the first airport in Britain to achieve Sunday Times Best Companies to work for ‘One Star’ accreditation and has achieved a leading position in the UK for overall passenger satisfaction in the global Airport Service Quality index.
Prior to his role at Bristol Airport, Robert was Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at Auckland Airport with responsibility for the finance, strategy, corporate affairs and IT divisions at New Zealand’s international gateway airport.
Robert is a qualified lawyer and chartered accountant with a background in professional services and banking and has worked in Auckland, Sydney, New York, Hong Kong and London.
He is a Board member of the Airport Operator’s Association, the UK’s airport trade association, and Airport’s Council International Europe, Europe`s airport trade association.
Kevin Roseke, Director of Infrastructure Investments, AIMCo
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.
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.
Kenton Bradbury, Managing Director, Asset Management, OMERS Infrastructure
Kenton Bradbury is Managing Director, Asset Management and is responsible for the active management of infrastructure investments, with a focus on Europe. This includes the recently announced investment in Thames Water. Kenton also sits on the board of Caruna, Net4Gas, Tank & Rast, and London City Airport.
Prior to OMERS Infrastructure, Kenton was a Director at Infracapital (the infrastructure investment arm of M&G Investments), where he sat on the boards of various portfolio companies. His previous roles include positions at e.on, Deloitte Consulting and Logica where he gained extensive experience in sectors such as rail networks, power distribution, gas transmission, power generation & trading, and regulation.
Kenton holds a BA in Engineering from the University of Cambridge, and is a Member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology.
Philipe Busslinger, Senior Managing Director Infrastructure - Europe, OMERS Infrastructure
In his role as Senior Managing Director, 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 OMERS Infrastructure 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).
Hakim Drissi, The Managing Director, Wren House Infrastructure
Mr. Drissi Kaitouni has been the Managing Director of Wren House Infrastructure (WHI) since he founded it in October 2013 with US$5 billion of equity funding.
Mr. Drissi 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. He drove WHI’s investments in Thames Water, Associated British Ports, Global Power Generation, Viesgo Infraestructuras Energéticas, London City Airport and Australia’s Transgrid.
Prior to setting up Wren House, Mr. Drissi Kaitouni 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. 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 US$50 billion.
He is also non-executive board member of Associated British Ports and Viesgo Infraestructuras Energéticas where he chairs and is a member of committees of the board.
He is an Alliance Member of the Atlantic Council. Hakim holds a bachelor degree in Computer Science from Queens College
Mel Ewell, Non-Executive Director, Wren House
In addition to London City Airport, Mel Ewell 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. Up to the end of March 2016 Mel was Chief Executive and an Executive Director of Amey Plc, one of the UK's leading infrastructure services providers. He previously held a number of senior management positions for TNT International, Xerox and ADI Group.
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
Jamie Adam, Director, OTPP
Jamie Adam 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 newly acquired Westerleigh Crematorium.
Jamie currently sits on the board of Bristol Airport, London City and Westerleigh. Before joining Ontario Teachers' he worked in private equity in Toronto. Jamie earned a BA (Honours) in Political Science from Western University and an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business at Western University.
He is a CFA Charterholder and a graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Executive Management Team
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.
Richard Hill, Chief Commercial Officer, London City Airport
Richard Hill joined as Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) at London City Airport in January 2017. In this role he has overall responsibility for commercial airline relationships and all other commercial activity including retail, food and beverage, parking, advertising, marketing, PR and ‘e’ commerce.
Richard previously worked for over 8 years at British Airways, most recently in the capacity of Finance Director for both BA Gatwick and BA CityFlyer. During his time at BA CityFlyer, which operates a network of UK domestic and European routes, Richard oversaw the subsidiary through a period of outstanding 80% growth over the course of 5 years. As a qualified Chartered Accountant, Richard also contributed to the successful acquisition and integration of bmi into British Airways, sale of bmi Regional, the merger of merger of BA with Iberia, and the setup of International Airlines Group (IAG).
Peter Adams, Chief Asset and Programmes Officer, London City Airport
Peter Adams joined London City Airport as Chief Asset and Programmes Officer in September 2017. In this role Peter is responsible for the City Airport Development Programme, an investment programme that will transform London City Airport and enable airlines to grow their service.
Peter joined London City Airport from Highways England where he was the executive director leading delivery of a multi-billion pound capital investmentt programme – improving England’s motorways and major ‘A’ roads. Prior to this he worked for Thames Water – working across their capital investment programme and in developing their regulated business plan.
Peter also has 20-years of experience in the airport sector. He joined BAA (or the British Airports Authority, as it was prior to its privatisation in the late 80s) as an engineering apprentice working within the maintenance teams at Gatwick Airport. He developed his career to lead delivery of the investment programmes across, Gatwick and Southampton airports, including Terminal 3 at Heathrow. He has also worked oversees, leading the redevelopment of Mauritius Airport, and in the bidding and acquisition for airports across Europe and the Middle East. .
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.