Board of Directors & local management
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.
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.
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.
Iñaki García Bilbao, CFO Ferrovial Airports
Iñaki García Bilbao is the Chief Financial Officer of Ferrovial Airports and is responsible for all financial aspects of the division. Iñaki joined Ferrovial in 1996 as Head of the Department of International Administration, and at a later stage he moved on to Manager of Planning and Control of Ferrovial Agroman, a position he held until 2011. He spent 3 years between 2000 and 2003 in Poland, where he held the position of Director of Planning and Control and Deputy CFO of Budimex. Prior to joining Ferrovial, he Inaki worked at Deloitte as an Auditor.
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
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.
Steve Szalay, Managing Director, Aberdeen International Airport
Steve joined Aberdeen International Airport in November 2018. Born In South Shields, he has a wealth of aviation and military experience. After a degree in Mathematics & Computing, Steve joined the Army as an officer and graduated from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. In a 21 year career with tours across the world, Steve was Commanding Officer of 6 CS Bn REME.
In aviation, Steve has taken up senior executive roles in both Ground Handling and an Airline. Firstly with dnata as VP at LHR and LGW, then with Jet2.com as Director Ground Operations. These roles have given Steve exposure to a wide array of airline, handling and airport models.