Board and Management

  • Ken Hanna

    Chairman

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    Appointed

    Non-executive Director in October 2010 and Chairman in April 2012.

    Experience

    Ken has international experience, bringing financial and leadership expertise to Aggreko. He possesses knowledge of many different business sectors and is an experienced senior executive and leader, promoting robust debate and a culture of openness in the Boardroom.

    Ken is also currently Chairman of Inchcape Plc, Non-executive Director and Audit Committee Chairman of Tesco Plc and Chairman of Shooting Star CHASE Charity. Until 2009, Ken spent five years as Chief Financial Officer of Cadbury Plc. He has also held positions as Operating Partner for Compass Partners, Group Chief Executive at Dalgety Plc, Group Finance Director of United Distillers Plc and Group Finance Director of Avis Europe Plc.

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  • Angus Cockburn

    Interim Chief Executive

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    Appointed

    May 2000

    Experience

    Angus took up the role of Interim Chief Executive at the conclusion of our 2014 AGM on 24 April 2014. Angus has served alongside Rupert Soames for 11 years and has a deep knowledge of Aggreko, its culture and markets. Angus also brings corporate finance and accounting experience, gained across a variety of sectors whilst working for highly competitive global companies. He has spent the last 14 years at Aggreko driving a programme of continuous improvement within the finance function, supporting Aggreko's strategic goals.

    Prior to joining Aggreko, he spent three years as Managing Director of Pringle of Scotland, a division of Dawson International Plc; five years at PepsiCo Inc in a number of senior finance positions, including Regional Finance Director for Central Europe; and several years at KPMG working in the UK and USA.

    Angus is also an experienced Non-executive Director, currently serving on the Board of GKN Plc.

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  • Debajit Das

    Regional Director Asia Pacific

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    Appointed

    January 2013

    Experience

    Debajit brings experience of the energy rental sector, particularly in the Asia Pacific Market. Debajit joined Aggreko in 2006 following the merger with GE Rentals and has gained significant experience in a variety of senior management positions within the Group. Initially Debajit was responsible for our Major Events business, before being appointed as the Managing Director of the Asia business unit in 2009. In January 2013, Debajit added the Australia Pacific business to his existing responsibilities and was appointed as Regional Director for Asia Pacific.

    Prior to joining Aggreko, Debajit spent nine years working for General Electric in a variety of leadership positions in their energy business.

    Speeches & Presentations

    Dabajit Das interview, in his previous role as Managing Director of the Asia business, at Power Gen Asia Conference 2009.

    Interview

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  • Asterios Satrazemis

    Regional Director The Americas

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    Appointed

    January 2013

    Experience

    Asterios has experience of the rental sector for power, temperature control and industrial equipment in a global business. He joined Aggreko in 2008 and has acquired considerable experience from senior leadership positions across the Group; initially as Vice-President of Aggreko North America's northern business unit; in 2010 he relocated to Australia to take up the position of Managing Director for Australia Pacific; and was most recently appointed as Regional Director for the Americas in January 2013.

    Prior to Aggreko, Asterios spent ten years at United Rentals, in a range of senior roles including operations and mergers and acquisitions.

    Speeches & Presentations

    Asterios Satrazemis interview (PDF), in his former role as Aggreko Australia-Pacific Managing Director, about Aggreko’s work in the Australian mining industry.

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  • David Taylor-Smith MBE

    Regional Director Europe, Middle East & Africa

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    Appointed

    March 2013

    Experience

    David has international experience, a proven ability in building and managing very large businesses and a thorough understanding of how to operate successfully in Northern Europe and Africa.

    Prior to his appointment in March 2013, David spent 14 years at G4S Plc in a number of senior leadership roles, most recently as Chief Operating Officer and Regional Chief Executive Officer for operations in the UK, Ireland and Africa. Before joining G4S Plc David held a number of senior management roles with Securicor Plc and Jardine Matheson in Hong Kong. David also served as a British Army Officer.

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  • Russell King

    Senior Independent Director

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    Appointed

    February 2009

    Experience

    Russell brings international experience, acquired across a number of sectors including mining and chemicals, together with strong experience in strategy.

    An experienced Non-executive Director, Russell currently sits on the Board of Spectris Plc and as Chairman of GeoProMining. He is also a senior adviser to Heidrick & Struggles and the founder of Sorrett Advisors. Until October 2013, he was also a senior adviser to RBC Capital Markets. Russell spent eight years as Chief Strategy Officer of Anglo American Plc, having previously spent 20 years in senior roles at ICI.

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  • Diana Layfield

    Non-executive Director

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    Appointed

    May 2012

    Experience

    Diana has international experience, particularly across Africa and Asia, and a thorough understanding of how to operate successfully in emerging markets. She also has a strong financial background and sales ethic.

    Diana has spent ten years at Standard Chartered Plc, her current role is Chief Executive Officer, Africa Region. Previous positions held at Standard Chartered Plc include; Chief Operating Officer for the Wholesale Bank; Group Head of Strategy & Corporate Development and Global Head of Corporate Clients. Prior to Standard Chartered, Diana was Chief Executive Officer of a technology venture and spent five years as a consultant at McKinsey & Co. 

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  • Robert MacLeod

    Non-executive Director

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    Appointed

    September 2007

    Experience

    Robert has corporate finance and accounting experience acquired over a number of years in senior financial roles across the international engineering and chemicals sectors; he also has a detailed understanding of strategy and business development.

    Robert will be appointed as Chief Executive of Johnson Matthey Plc in June 2014, having served as Group Finance Director for five years. Prior to this, Robert served five years as Group Finance Director for WS Atkins Plc and two years as Group Financial Controller, having previously worked in a variety of senior financial roles at Enterprise Oil Plc. Robert is also a chartered accountant, having trained at KPMG.

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  • Ian Marchant

    Non-executive Director

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    Appointed

    November 2013

    Experience

    Ian brings knowledge of the domestic and international energy markets, along with a substantial understanding of associated strategic, financial and regulatory issues. Until his retirement in June 2013 Ian spent 21 years at SSE Plc, most recently as Chief Executive, and prior to that as Finance Director.

    Ian is an experienced Non-executive Director, currently serving on the Board of John Wood Group Plc as Senior Independent Director and Audit Committee Chairman (he will be appointed as Chairman in May 2014) and as Chairman of Infinis Energy Plc. He is also Chairman of Scotland's 2020 Climate Group, President of the UK's Energy Institute, Chairman of Maggies Cancer Charity and a Member of the Prince's Council of the Duchy of Cornwall.

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  • Rebecca McDonald

    Non-executive Director

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    Appointed

    October 2012

    Experience

    Rebecca has knowledge of the international energy markets and brings business development expertise, with a strong customer focus.

    An experienced Non-executive Director, Rebecca currently sits on the board of Veresen Inc and Granite Construction Inc and previously for BOC Group Plc. Rebecca has held a variety of senior executive roles across a number of relevant industries, most recently as Chief Executive Officer of Laurus Energy Inc. Other past appointments include President Gas and Power for BHP Billiton Plc, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for Enron Global Assets and Chief Executive Officer for Amoco Energy Development Company.

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  • Peter Kennerley

    Company Secretary

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    Appointed

    October 2008

    Experience

    In addition to his role as Company Secretary, Peter is Group Legal Director and also has responsibility for our compliance and commercial function.

    He was formerly Company Secretary and General Counsel of Scottish & Newcastle Plc; prior to that Peter was a partner at Simmons & Simmons specialising in corporate law. Peter also spent two years as Secretary to the Takeover Panel.

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  • Thomas Armstrong

    Tom Armstrong

    Chief Information Officer

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  • Carole Cran

    Interim Chief Financial Officer

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  • Siegfried Putzer

    Siegfried Putzer

    Global Human Resources Director

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  • Ron Sams

    Ron Sams

    Group Operations and Technology Director

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  • Venkie Shantaram

    Venkie Shantaram

    Group Business Development Director

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