AMP Capital appoints Head of Airports, Europe
AMP Capital has strengthened its European asset management team with the appointment of Graeme Ferguson as an Investment Director and Head of Airports for Europe.
Ferguson assumes responsibility for asset management of AMP Capital’s airport investments in the region which currently comprise London Luton, Leeds Bradford and Newcastle airports.
The appointment follows the successful fundraise of AMP Capital’s Global Infrastructure Fund II which closed in December 2019 at USD3.4 billion.
Based in London, Ferguson will employ his airport sector expertise and operational experience to maximise value in AMP Capital’s airport investments, managing the investments to deliver sustainable operational performance and returns, and identifying and managing key risks. He will also provide insights and advice to the origination teams for new airport acquisition opportunities. He joins the boards of Leeds Bradford and Newcastle airports.
Malcolm Brown, Head of Asset Management, Europe, says: “With his impressive background in the aviation sector, Graeme is a fantastic hire for the asset management team.
“Sector expertise has become a key differentiator among infrastructure investment firms, with investors seeking an increasingly specialised approach, and in an infrastructure market where competition is high, active asset management’s value-add potential is essential. AMP Capital’s asset management team brings together leading operational expertise to complement our investment capability.
“Graeme has extensive experience across whole airport end-to-end evaluation, strategy, due diligence and business plan development, as well as negotiating commercial agreements with diverse stakeholders. His deep knowledge of the UK airport sector will help us to maximise the value of our significant investments in this market.”
Ferguson will report to Malcolm Brown in London. The global head of AMP Capital’s airports business remains Damian Stanley, an infrastructure equity Partner based in Asia.