John Menzies plc board
The Board is responsible for the long term success of the company with responsibility for the Group’s overall strategy and providing shareholders and stakeholders with value whilst contributing to wider society.
Chairman & CEO
Philipp Joeinig was appointed Chairman and CEO of John Menzies plc in July 2019. Philipp is a solution oriented and focused leader with over 15 years of experience in aviation services. He held various executive leadership roles at Swissport International and was a member of the management board over a 10 year period. Previously, Philipp worked as a consultant and project manager focusing on the implementation of profit enhancement programmes for Proudfoot Consulting and as a founding Director of Lausanne Consulting.
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.
Chief Financial Officer
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.
Corporate Affairs Director & Group Company Secretary
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 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 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 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.