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About AGS

About AGS

AGS Airports Limited is jointly held by Ferrovial (via Faero UK Limited) and AGS Ventures Airports Limited, an entity controlled by Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund 4 LP. Derek Provan is the current CEO.

Macquarie and Ferrovial have a long and successful history of partnering with each other across a number of infrastructure projects, with partnerships in airports including Bristol Airport and Sydney Airport.

Both partners have developed extensive knowledge of aviation and have excellent contacts globally.

With more than two decades of experience developing and owning essential infrastructure around the world, Macquarie partners with governments and communities to manage assets that underpin economies including roads, airports, utilities, telecommunications and energy infrastructure. Managing investments on behalf of institutional investors, Macquarie is one of the world’s leading airport owners via its managed funds. Today, Macquarie leverages its deep operational and financial expertise to manage stakes in airports around the world (Aberdeen, Cairns, Farnborough, Glasgow, Gold Coast, Longreach, Mackay, Mount Isa, Perth, Southampton and Townsville). For more information visit www.macquarie.com

Ferrovial has been associated with the aviation industry since 1998 and in that time has invested in 32 airports across the UK, Italy, Australia, Chile and Mexico, among other countries. For more information visit  www.ferrovial.com

AGS Board of Directors

Lena Wilson CBE, Chair

Lena Wilson is one of the UK’s most senior business figures, serving as a Chair or Non-Executive on a range of PLCs and other organisations across a variety of sectors. She has had a 35-year international career in economic development and business, serving as Chief Executive of Scottish Enterprise from November 2009 until October 2017 and prior to that Chief Executive of Scottish Development International.

As a Senior Investment Advisor to the World Bank in Washington DC, Lena advised the governments of developing countries around the world on foreign direct investment and private sector development. Lena has also served as a member of Scotland's Financial Services Advisory Board and as Chair of Scotland's Energy Jobs Taskforce. A visiting Professor at the University of Strathclyde, Lena received a CBE for her services to economic development in Scotland in June 2015.

Gonzalo Velasco, Director of Business Planning at Ferrovial Airports and Ferrovial Power Infrastructure

Gonzalo is Director of the Business Planning Department at Ferrovial Airports and member of Aberdeen, Glasgow and Southampton Airports Board. Gonzalo has a long track record in the airport sector. He was responsible for the long term business plan of BAA airports from 2006 to 2008. Subsequently, he was the Project Director of the divestment of Gatwick, Naples, Edinburgh and Stansted airports as well as in acquisition processes like Madrid and Galeao. Prior to his role as Business Planning Director, Gonzalo was a Project Director in the Portfolio Management Department where he lead the transition process for the separation of Aberdeen, Glasgow and Southampton from Heathrow in 2014.

María Casero, Asset Management, People, Comms & CSR Director at Ferrovial Airports and Ferrovial Power Infrastructure

María has over 32 years' experience in the aeronautical industry in Europe, Latin America and the United States. Having held a variety of roles in a range of relevant businesses, she takes a holistic view of the sector. She instinctively takes account of the product, the infrastructure, the service providers and the distribution channels.

María's career began as an Accounting Manager at American Airlines. She then spent 14 years with British Airways, eventually becoming its HR Director for Spain, Latin America and the Caribbean. In 2006, she moved to Carlson Wagonlit Spain as Human Resources and Internal Communications Director, and a member of the Executive Committee for the Mediterranean Area.

In 2008 she joined us to lead our Human Resources and Communication function. As a member of the Executive Committee, María coordinates the people and communication activity for assets managed by the division. She also takes the lead on these issues for all investment opportunities pursued by the division.

Ignacio Castejón, Asset Management Director and CFO at Ferrovial Airports and Ferrovial Power Infrastructure

Ignacio's career began at Linklaters, where he was an Associate Lawyer. He then spent nine years in senior positions within the banking sector – at Banco Popular Español, HSBC, and finally as a Director of Royal Bank of Scotland.

The move to Ferrovial Airports came in 2012, when Ignacio became Project Director for Corporate Development. From there it was a logical step to Commercial Director and responsibility for identifying potential partners and potential investment opportunities in the airport sector.

Before he assumed his current role, Ignacio spent two years as CEO and board member of Great Hall Partners in Denver to manage the Denver International Great Hall Project.

Juan Bullón, Legal Director, Ferrovial Airports and Ferrovial Power Infrastructure

Juan Bullón is the Legal Director of Ferrovial Aeropuertos. He is responsible for all the legal aspects of the company, with key expertise in acquisitions and divestments.
He joined Ferrovial Airports in 2006, starting his career in Ferrovial Agroman, the group’s construction division, where he was involved in the legal aspects of the acquisition of the Polish company Budimex. In 2005 he joined Cintra, overlooking legal aspects of its US activities.

John Bruen, Senior Managing Director (MIRA), Head of Transport Europe

John leads the transport sector team for Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (Europe) Limited (MIRA) in Europe. In this capacity he leads major transport transactions and the management of the growing portfolio of transport assets in the MEIFs. Recent acquisitions that John has led include AGS Airports, the HES International ports group headquartered in Rotterdam and Farnborough Airport in the UK. John has also led the sale of Brussels Airport, Copenhagen Airport, Bristol Airport and APRR (the French toll road network). John is currently a director of AGS Airports, Farnborough Airport and HES International.

John holds both a Bachelor of International Commerce degree and a Masters in International Business from University College Dublin.

Simon Geere, Chief Executive Officer, Farnborough Airport (and Senior Adviser to MIRA)

As Chief Executive Officer of Farnborough Airport, Simon is responsible for all aspects of the business including strategic planning, capital investment and stakeholder management.

Previously, Simon spent 18 years in MIRA’s European transport team in London, where he was responsible for the overall management and strategic direction of some of its major airport and aviation related assets. Simon joined Macquarie in 2002 with a broad commercial background, particularly in on-airport property development and infrastructure planning. He has held directorships at the Arlanda Express, Copenhagen Airports, Bristol Airport, Birmingham Airport, Brussels Airport and Newcastle Airport (holding the role of chairman at several of these), and has been an Executive Director at Luton Airport.

Martyn Booth, Senior Adviser to MIRA

Martyn Booth has over 35 years of consulting, investment banking, asset management and operational experience working on a range of airport projects across the globe. Martyn joined Macquarie in October 2000 when The Portland Group, the international consulting business which Martyn co-founded in 1994, was acquired by Macquarie.

Since joining Macquarie in 2000, Martyn has played a substantial role in developing Macquarie's expertise as an investor in airports, was a strategic adviser to Sydney airport and was formerly on the boards of Bristol, Brussels, Copenhagen, Sydney and Rome airports. He also held various roles at BAA, including Director of Corporate Strategy and Head of Finance at Heathrow Airport.

AGS Board of Executives

AGS Airports Ltd Executive Team

Derek Provan, Chief Executive Officer

Derek Provan joined AGS Airports, which owns Aberdeen International, Glasgow and Southampton airports, as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) on 16 April 2018. 

As the second-largest airport group in the UK, AGS carried over 15 million passengers in 2018 and directly supports approximately 10,000 jobs.

Born in Glasgow, Derek has over 20 years’ experience in aviation and joined AGS from Heathrow, Europe’s largest airport, where he was latterly Chief Operating Officer. 

During his time at Heathrow, Derek also held the position of Director, Future Heathrow. He was responsible for the future design of an expanded Heathrow to include surface access, terminals, airfield and airspace design and the creation of the hub’s master plan and future operating models.  

Derek joined Heathrow in 2013 having spent three years as Managing Director of Aberdeen International Airport. Derek started his aviation career in 1998 at Glasgow Airport where he went on to hold a series of senior roles. He has a BSc in Fire Risk Engineering, Masters Degrees in Risk Management and Business Management and Research.

Derek is a founding member of the Performance-Based Regulation Industry Group working with the CAA to ensure that the industry forms an integral part of future regulation in UK Aviation. He holds a number of positions outwith AGS Airports including Council Director with Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, member of the Airport Operators Association’s board and a member of the Department for Transport’s Aviation Security Council.

Mark Johnston, Chief Operating Officer

Mark joined Glasgow Airport as Continuous Improvement Project Manager in 2000. He then went on to hold a number of different roles within the airport operation, including Head of Terminal and Security, Head of Infrastructure and Technical services and latterly Operations Director, before being appointed Managing Director in May 2018. Mark was appointed Chief Operating Officer of AGS Airports in November 2020. Mark has a BA Honours in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Heriot-Watt University and also an MBA from Glasgow University.

Roger Hunt, Chief of Business Services

Following a career spanning 26 years with the Royal Bank of Scotland Group, where Roger had a number of roles across both the Business and HR, he left the position of Global Implementation Manager in 2009 to take up a fresh challenge as Head of Human Resources for the Scottish Prison Service. He joined Aberdeen Airport in 2011 as Head of HR before moving into the operation as Operations Director in 2013. He joined the AGS Executive Committee in January 2015 as Director for HR, Capital and Innovation. Roger is currently Chief of Business Services. 

Gillian Bruton, Chief Financial Officer

Gillian qualified with a Bachelor of Accountancy degree from Glasgow University and completed her Chartered Accounting qualification with PWC in Glasgow. She then spent three years working as an International Internal Auditor with Thorn EMI, based near London. In 1998 Gillian joined Polaroid, where she held various finance roles of increasing responsibility, ultimately serving as Group Finance Director from 2007 to 2013 for the Polaroid Eyewear division, which manufactured and sold Polaroid Eyewear branded sunglasses globally. In May 2013 she was appointed as Finance Director for Highlands and Islands Airports Ltd the group which owns and operates 11 airports around Scotland, including Inverness and Sumburgh airports. This was a joint appointment with Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd. Gillian joined the AGS Executive in November 2020.

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