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.

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  • Chris Weston

    Chief Executive Officer

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    Appointed

    January 2015.

    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.

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  • Carole Cran

    Chief Financial Officer

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    Appointed

    June 2014

    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, following her appointment as Interim Chief Financial Officer on 24 April 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: less than 1 year.

    Responsibility

    Nicolas has responsibility for the leadership of the Power Solutions business and overseeing the delivery of our new business priorities (customer, efficiency and technology) within Power Solutions. The Power Solutions business is our Power Projects business and our local businesses in developing markets: Latin America, Africa, Middle East, Russia, Caspian and Asia.

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  • Bruce Pool

    President, Rental Solutions

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    Appointed

    December 2015

    Tenure with Aggreko: 17 years.

    Responsibility

    Bruce has responsibility for the leadership of the Rental Solutions business, the Global Events team and Group Sales & Marketing. He is also responsible for overseeing the delivery of our new business priorities in relation to customer and efficiency within Rental Solutions. The Rental Solutions business is our local businesses in developed markets: North America, Europe and Australia Pacific.

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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 Chairman of Hummingbird Resources plc and Sepura plc. He is also a senior adviser to Heidrick & Struggles and is a member of the Investment Association’s Executive Remuneration Working Group. 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 was formerly Chief Executive, Africa Region for Standard Chartered Plc. Previous positions held over 11 years at Standard Chartered 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 Finexia Ltd, a technology firm, and spent five years 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 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

    Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Group Programme Director

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    Appointed

    CIO August 2001 and Group Programme Director August 2015.

    Tenure with Aggreko: 14 years.

    Responsibility

    Tom has responsibility for the implementation of our new business priorities (customer, technology and efficiency) programme designed to enhance our competitive advantage and deliver sustainable growth. Tom is also responsible for our IT infrastructure, cyber security and 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: less than 1 year.

    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.

    Group Human Resources Director The Executive Committee also includes the role of Group HR Director, with responsibility for Human Resources and Internal Communications. This role is currently vacant with a new appointee set to take up the position in mid 2016.

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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, including Latin America, Asia and Africa.

    Nicola was a senior diplomat at the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and from 2009 to 2013 was High Commissioner to South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland. Her FCO postings also included Mexico and India. She has served as Director General at the Department for International Development where she supervised all UK overseas bilateral aid programmes in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Latin America. She was also Director General for Europe and on the Management Board at the FCO. She is currently the Vice Provost International at University College London.

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  • Peter Kennerley

    Group Legal Director and 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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