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 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. He is also a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

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  • Chris Weston

    Chief Executive Officer

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    Appointed

    January 2015.

    Tenure with Aggreko: 2 years.

    Experience

    Chris has experience at a senior level in the energy industry, proven leadership skills in a large international business and has consistently succeeded in driving performance and growth in his career.

    Prior to his appointment as Chief Executive Officer in January 2015, Chris was Managing Director, International Downstream at Centrica plc, where he was the Executive Director responsible for the Group’s largest division. In this role Chris was operationally responsible for both British Gas in the UK and Direct Energy in the USA. He joined Centrica in 2001 after a successful career in the telecoms industry, working for both Cable & Wireless and One.Tel. Before that, Chris served in the Royal Artillery. He has a BSc in Applied Science, as well as an MBA and PhD from Imperial College London. Chris was also appointed as a Non-executive Director of the Royal Navy in January 2017.

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  • Carole Cran

    Chief Financial Officer

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    Appointed

    June 2014

    Tenure with Aggreko: 12 years.

    Experience

    Carole has corporate finance and accounting experience acquired over a number of years in senior financial roles with considerable exposure to emerging markets. Carole was appointed to the Board as Chief Financial Officer on 1 June 2014. Having joined Aggreko in 2004, her previous roles include Group Financial Controller and Director of Finance. A key member of the senior management team, Carole has worked to align financial strategies with the strategic direction of the business. Carole was also appointed as a Non-executive Director of Halma plc on 1 January 2016.

    Prior to joining Aggreko, Carole spent seven years at BAE Systems, in a range of senior financial positions, including four years in Australia. Carole is also a chartered accountant, having trained at KPMG whilst working in their audit divisions in the UK and Australia.

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    Nicolas Fournier

    Managing Director, Power Solutions

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    Appointed

    November 2015

    Tenure with Aggreko: 1 year.

    Responsibility

    Nicolas has responsibility for the leadership of the Power Solutions business and overseeing the delivery of our strategic priorities (customer, efficiency and technology) within Power Solutions.

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  • Barbara Jeremiah

    Non-executive Director

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    Appointed

    March 2017

    Experience

    Barbara brings extensive international Non executive experience largely in the USA and Australia together with an executive career in the mining, exploration and energy industries.

    An experienced Non-executive Director, Barbara currently sits on the Board of Russel Metals and Allegheny Technologies having recently retired as Chairwoman of Boart Longyear, a US based company in the minerals drilling sector. Until her retirement in 2009, Barbara spent over 30 years in a number of roles in Alcoa Inc (now demerged into Alcoa and Arconic Inc), the world leader in the production of aluminium and related products. Her roles in Alcoa included Assistant General Counsel, VP Corporate Development and Executive VP in charge of strategy and M&A. Barbara is an American citizen, with a BA in political science and is a qualified lawyer.

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  • Bruce Pool

    President, Rental Solutions

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    Appointed

    December 2015

    Tenure with Aggreko: 18 years.

    Responsibility

    Bruce has responsibility for the leadership of the Rental Solutions business and Group Sales & Marketing. He is also responsible for overseeing the delivery of our strategic priorities in relation to customer and efficiency within Rental Solutions.

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  • Dan Ibbetson

    Group Business Development Director

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    Appointed

    October 2016

    Tenure with Aggreko: 8 years.

    Responsibility

    Dan has responsibility for global business development, M&A coordination and Group strategy. This new position on the Executive Committee will provide a critical focus on securing growth and maximising opportunities into the future.

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  • Miles Roberts

    Non-executive Director

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    Appointed

    March 2017

    Experience

    Miles brings extensive international business experience both as a Chief Executive and Finance Director.

    Miles is currently Chief Executive Officer of DS Smith Plc, a FTSE international packaging group with operations in nearly 40 countries. Prior to joining DS Smith Plc in 2010, Miles was Group Chief Executive of McBride plc having previously been Group Finance Director. Prior to this, Miles worked for Costain Group plc and Vivendi UK. He also has non-executive experience, having served on the boards of Poundland Group plc as Senior Independent Director and Care UK plc as a Non-executive Director.. Miles has a degree in Engineering and is also a Chartered Accountant.

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  • Russell King

    Senior Independent Director

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    Appointed

    Non-executive Director in February 2009 and Senior Independent Director in April 2014.

    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 boards of Spectris Plc as Senior Independent Director and Remuneration Committee Chairman and Interserve plc as Senior Independent Director. He is also Chairman of Hummingbird Resources plc. Prior to this, Russell spent eight years at Anglo American Plc, latterly as Chief Strategy Officer and 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 brings extensive international experience and detailed understanding of how to operate successfully across emerging markets, particularly in Africa and Asia. She also brings experience in sales, technology and strategy.

    Diana is Vice President, Next Billion Users at Google Inc, developing products and services for users in emerging markets, and in Fintech. Before joining Google, she was Chief Executive, Africa Region for Standard Chartered Plc and held a number of senior leadership roles over 11 years at Standard Chartered. Prior to Standard Chartered, Diana was Chief Executive Officer of Finexia Ltd, a technology firm, and a consultant with McKinsey & Co, an international strategy consulting firm. Diana has a BA from the University of Oxford and a Master’s degree in International Economics and Public Administration from Harvard University.

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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 as Chairman of John Wood Group Plc and former Chairman of Infinis Energy Plc. He is also Chairman of Maggies Cancer Charity, a Member of the Prince’s Council of the Duchy of Cornwall, Honorary President of RZSS, Chairman of the advisory board of the Centre of Energy Policy at Strathclyde University and former Chairman of Scotland’s 2020 Climate Group.

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  • Uwe Krueger

    Non-executive Director

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    Appointed

    February 2015

    Experience

    Uwe brings expertise of the engineering, services and renewable energy sectors. He is a physicist with a PhD and an honorary professorship from the University of Frankfurt and an honorary PhD from Heriot-Watt University. Most of his career has been spent leading engineering and consulting organisations.

    Uwe is currently Chief Executive Officer of WS Atkins plc. He also sits on the boards of SUSI Partners AG and Ontex S.A. and lectures at the University of Frankfurt on renewable energy. Before joining WS Atkins plc, Uwe was Chief Executive Officer of Oerlikon, Senior Advisor at Texas Pacific Group, President of Cleantech Switzerland, and held various senior leadership positions at Hochtief AG.

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  • Thomas Armstrong

    Tom Armstrong

    Group Chief Information Officer and Programme Director

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    Appointed

    August 2015.

    Tenure with Aggreko: 15 years.

    Responsibility

    Tom has responsibility for the implementation of our strategic priorities (customer, technology, efficiency and people) programme designed to enhance our competitive advantage and deliver sustainable growth. Tom is also responsible for the Programme Management Office (PMO).

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    Volker Schulte

    Group Manufacturing & Technology Director

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    Appointed

    August 2015

    Tenure with Aggreko: 2 years.

    Responsibility

    Volker is responsible for building on our current engineering capability in Dumbarton and focusing on enhancing our product strategy, product development and product management with the objective of delivering market leading products to our customers.

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  • Dame Nicola Brewer

    Non-executive Director

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    Appointed

    February 2016

    Experience

    Nicola Brewer brings extensive geo-political and diplomatic experience to Aggreko, having worked in many of the developing regions in which we operate.

    Nicola is currently Vice Provost at University College London, responsible for international strategy. She is a trustee of Prince Harry's southern African charity, Sentebale. In her previous diplomatic career, she worked in Mexico, India and France, was a member of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Board from 2004-2007, and was High Commissioner to South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland from 2009 to 2013. As a member of the board of the Department for International Development, she supervised all UK bilateral aid programmes in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Latin America.

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  • Peter Kennerley

    Group Legal Director and Company Secretary

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    Appointed

    October 2008

    Tenure with Aggreko: 8 years.

    Experience

    Peter has overall responsibility for the management of legal and ethical risk and for supporting the Board in setting and maintaining standards of corporate governance.

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  • Anna Filipopoulos

    Group Human Resources Director

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    Appointed

    April 2016

    Tenure with Aggreko: less than 1 year.

    Responsibility

    Anna has responsibility for human resources and internal communications, focusing on talent and leadership development, employee engagement and culture. She is responsible for overseeing the delivery of the strategic priority in relation to people.

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