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Derek Provan, Chief Executive Officer, AGS Airports

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

Born in Glasgow, Derek has over 20 years of 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 active in numerous aviation forums within the UK and 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.

Board of Directors

Sir Peter Mason, Chairman

Sir Peter has been Chairman of Thames Water since December 2006. He retired as CEO of AMEC plc in September 2006, and previously was Chairman and CEO of Balfour Beatty Limited. Sir Peter was the senior non-executive director of BAE Systems plc until May 2013 and until October 2008 was a board member of the 2012 Olympic Delivery Authority. He is currently a Non-Executive member of the Board of Spie SA and Senior Non-Executive Director of Subsea 7 SA.

Sir Peter was made a Knight Commander of the British Empire (KBE) for services to International trade in 2002. He grew up in the Scottish town of Troon, studied at the University of Glasgow and spent the first part of his career working in central Scotland.

Gonzalo Velasco, Director of Business Planning at Ferrovial Airports 

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.

John Bruen, Managing Director, Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets

John Bruen has 18 years’ banking and infrastructure experience, 12 years of which have been within the airports sector. John heads the Transport industry group at MIRA in Europe. Prior to joining Macquarie, John was Corporate Development Director at Ferrovial from 2005 to 2013 responsible for M&A activity at Ferrovial Aeropuertos and BAA Limited. Previously John was at RBC Capital Markets in London focused on infrastructure financing. John is a board director at Brussels Airport and Copenhagen Airport and formerly was a board director at Bristol Airport.

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

María oversees the acquisition, ownership and management of the division’s international assets, with a particular focus on people, communications, and CSR strategy. She is also a non-executive director of Heathrow Airport Holdings and AGS Airports (Aberdeen, Glasgow and Southampton).

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.

María is a member of Ferrovial's Academic Committee and Corporate Social Responsibility Committee, and is a World Business Partner at the Airports Council International (ACI) Europe.

Academic Background

Bachelor’s degree in Law from Universidad San Pablo CEU
Executive MBA and Executive Certified Coach from IE Business School

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

Ignacio takes the lead on economic and financial matters for the division, and on the management of our airports and power transmission lines. As well as being a board member for AGS Airports (Aberdeen, Glasgow and Southampton) and for Heathrow Airport Holdings, he has academic responsibilities. He is a lecturer at the IE and ICADE, two of the world's top business schools, and serves as the Chairman of the Industry Advisory Board at Cranfield University.

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.

Academic Background

BA in Business and Law (E-3) from Universidad Pontificia Comillas, ICADE
MBA from IESE Business School

Juan Bullón, Legal Director Ferrovial Airports

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.

Simon Geere, Managing Director, Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (Europe) Ltd

As Managing Director within MIRA’s European transport team in London, Simon Geere is 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 currently holds directorships at the Arlanda Express and at Copenhagen Airports, where he is Chairman and Deputy Chairman respectively. Previously, he has been a Non-Executive Director of Bristol Airport (and Chairman), Birmingham Airport, Brussels Airport, and Newcastle Airport as well as an Executive Director at Luton Airport.

Martyn Booth, Senior Adviser, Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets

Martyn Booth has 30 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, is 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.