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John Menzies plc board

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Philipp Joeinig
Executive Chairman - Appointed July 2019

Philipp brings a deep understanding of the Aviation Services industry to the Board, having occupied a number of executive director roles within Swissport International Limited over a ten year period (2007-2016) as a member of the Management Board, latterly being in charge of all businesses in Europe Central, East and West. Prior to this his career included management consultant roles with both Management Consulting Group PLC and Lausanne Consulting Group Limited.

David Garman
Deputy Chairman - Appointed July 2019

David brings comprehensive industrial and logistics sector expertise to the Board.

He was previously Chief Executive of TDG plc, a European contract logistics and supply chain management business; an Executive Director of Associated British Foods plc; held Non-Executive directorships at St Modwen Properties PLC, Kewill Limited, Victoria PLC and Phoenix IT Group PLC: and occupied a variety of management roles at United Biscuits.

Giles Wilson
Chief Executive Officer - Appointed June 2019

Giles was appointed CFO of the Group in June 2016 and assumed the position of Chief Executive Officer on 6 June 2019. Having joined the Group in 2011, Giles has held a variety of senior roles, including Finance Director of Menzies Aviation and Senior Vice-President of the Group’s African, Middle East and Indian Operations. A chartered accountant, he was formerly Finance Director of Commercial Estates Group and held senior finance positions at Gallaher Group PLC, including Finance Director UK.

Giles brings great financial acumen and a deep knowledge of the Aviation Services market to his role on the Board.

Alvaro Gomez-Reino
Chief Financial Officer – Appointed December 2019

Alvaro brings significant financial and international business experience in the Aviation Services industry where he previously was Chief Financial Officer at Swissport International Limited. Alvaro led the Group’s financial matters across more than 45 counties including complex financing structures and several M& A transactions.  Alvaro previously held positions with Amey plc, Ferrovial and Hewlett Packard.

John Geddes
Executive Director: Corporate Affairs Director & Group Company Secretary - Appointed November 2016

John has held the position of Group Company Secretary since 2006, having joined the Group in 1997, and was appointed to the Board in late 2016 as Director of Corporate Affairs.

John possesses a keen and comprehensive understanding of the Aviation Services market and his responsibilities include Governance, Risk and Investor Relations. As a Chartered Secretary, John’s career has included Company Secretariat posts at both Bank of Scotland plc and Guinness plc.

Silla Maizey
Non-Executive Director - Appointed May 2014

Silla is a qualified accountant and brings vast experience of the air travel industry to the Board.

She enjoyed an Executive career at British Airways (1978-2012) holding a number of roles within Finance, Procurement, Corporate Responsibility and Customer Services. Most recently Silla served as Managing Director of London Gatwick.

Paul Baines
Non-Executive Director - Appointed June 2016

Paul brings extensive Corporate Finance experience to the Board and currently holds the position of Chairman of the Shareholder Committee of the Shepherd Building Group Limited.

Since 2013 Paul has held senior advisory roles with Vermilion, a leading China-based investment banking firm, and Smith Square Partners, a UK-based independent corporate advisory firm. He served Hawkpoint Partners, a then leading independent corporate advisory business, as Chief Executive (2003-2009) and Executive Chairman (2009-2013); was a main board director of Collins Stewart Hawkpoint plc (2006-2012); and, prior to joining Hawkpoint Partners in 2000, was Chief Executive (Corporate Finance Division) of Charterhouse Bank. 

Christian Kappelhoff-Wulff
Non-Executive Director – Appointed May 2019

Christian brings strong capital allocation and strategic skills to the Board.

Christian is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Lakestreet Capital Partners AG, an investment firm based in Zug, Switzerland. Prior to founding Lakestreet Capital Partners AG, Christian was a Director of Goldsmith Capital Partners AG working directly for its founder for four years.