Arcus establishes an Advisory Council to support strategy, performance, change and growth in its portfolio companies

Mark McIntyre Arcus Infrastructure Partners

Arcus Infrastructure Partners (“Arcus”) is pleased to announce the establishment of the Arcus Advisory Council (the “Advisory Council”). The Advisory Council has been established to further strengthen Arcus’ asset management capabilities by providing strategic insight and guidance to the Arcus team as it manages portfolio companies during the investment lifecycle.

All members of the Advisory Council are experienced professionals with diverse backgrounds, with each contributing unique knowledge and experience which is relevant to Arcus’ focussed investment strategy of making and managing investments in high quality sustainable infrastructure businesses involved in the energy transition, telecommunication, transportation and logistics sub-sectors.

Simon Gray and Ian Harding, Arcus Co-Managing Partners, stated: “The Advisory Council will ensure that relevant knowledge and best practice is shared appropriately and collaboratively to deliver optimum support to Arcus’ portfolio companies and across the broader Arcus business.”

Sir Brian Ivory, Chairman of the Advisory Council, stated: “I welcome the establishment of the Advisory Council. I have worked closely alongside the Arcus team for a number of years, and have found them to be very experienced, energetic and successful and strongly focused on delivering investor returns.”

The founding independent members of the Advisory Council are:

Sir Brian Ivory (Chairman) – a British national who is formerly the chairperson of the AEIF1 Fund Supervisory Board. Brian is also currently chairperson of Marathon Asset Management and IPSX Ltd (International Property Securities Exchange) and serves on the board of Insight Investment Management Limited;

Rosa Garcia – a Spanish national with significant experience in the IT, Energy, Infrastructure and Industrial sectors, including with Microsoft, Siemens, Mapfre and EDPR;

Lord Nicholas Macpherson – a British national who spent over 30 years as a civil servant at HM Treasury, latterly as Permanent Secretary to the Treasury (2005-16). Nick currently serves as a non-executive director of FTSE UK property company British Land, and of FTSE 250 investment trust Scottish American Investment Company and as the chairperson of the UK’s oldest family-owned bank C Hoare & Co;

Miriam Maes – a Dutch national with a wealth of experience working for multinational organisations across the food and beverage sectors, the energy and climate changes space and more recently the transportation sector as the chairperson of the Supervisory Board for the Port of Rotterdam;

Laurence Mulliez – a French national who has experience in industries ranging from Renewable Energy, Chemicals, Steel and Banking, including the chairperson of Voltalia and Globeleq and Non-Executive Director of Siemens Energy. Laurence previously sat on the AEIF1 Fund Supervisory Board;

Robert Parker – a British national who is a senior adviser to the International Capital Markets Association and chairs the Asset Management and Investors Council. Bob has worked in the asset management industry for over 40 years at Rothschilds and then at Credit Suisse where he was responsible for managing a significant part of their asset management businesses. Bob formerly sat on the AEIF1 Fund Supervisory Board; and

Thomas Thune Andersen – a Danish national who holds an international Board portfolio in PLCs as well as privately owned companies, mainly within the energy, manufacturing, marine and related critical infrastructure, including the chairperson of Ørsted, Lloyds Register Group, Lloyds Foundation and VKR Holding.

They will be joined by executive members, Simon Gray and Ian Harding, the Co-Managing Partners at Arcus.

The Advisory Council will meet on a quarterly basis to review underlying portfolio performance as well as to discuss and provide insight and guidance on risk and ESG and new potential investment opportunities for Arcus’ c.€6bn funds under management.

Arcus was assisted in the executive search for the Advisory Council members by Odgers Berndtson.

 

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