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Samuel Jonah Chair View Profile

Samuel Jonah

Chair

Appointed to the Board:

12 September 2019

Committees

Nomination Committee (Chair)
Remuneration Committee

Skills and Experience

Sir Samuel has extensive listed company experience, having served on the boards of various public and private companies including Vodafone Group plc, Lonhro plc, the Global Advisory Council of the Bank of America corporation and Standard Bank Group. He is also Chairman, since January 2020, of Roscan Gold Corporation Inc. and, since February 2019, a Non-Executive Director of Grit Real Estate Income Group Limited. He previously worked for Ashanti Goldfields and later became Executive President of AngloGold Ashanti Limited.

He was born and educated in Ghana and obtained a Master’s degree in Management from Imperial College, London and is a member of the American Academy of Engineering.

Other Current Appointments

Grit Real Estate Income Group Limited is listed on the Johannesburg and London Stock Exchanges, and Roscan Gold Corporation Inc. which is listed in Canada on the TSX Venture Exchange.

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Kash Pandya

Chief Executive Officer

Appointed to the Board:

12 September 2019

Committees

None

Skills and Experience

Kash Pandya joined Helios Towers in August 2015 having previously been a board director with Aggreko plc, the world’s largest temporary power generation company, for eight years. This included five years as Managing Director, overseeing a doubling of its international business. Kash has worked for various engineering and manufacturing companies including Jaguar, General Electric Company, Ford Motor Company and Novar plc (then Caradon plc). In 1999, he joined APW Ltd., a global manufacturing services company, to lead all operations outside the US. In 2004, he became the CEO of Johnston Group, a publicly quoted company, leaving the business on its sale to Ennstone plc. Kash began his career through an engineering apprenticeship and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Technology Engineering and a Master’s degree in Manufacturing.

Other Current Appointments

None

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Tom Greenwood

Chief Financial Officer

Appointed to the Board:

12 September 2019

Committees

None

Skills and Experience

Tom Greenwood joined the Group in 2010. He was made Finance Director in 2012 before taking on the role of Chief Financial Officer in September 2015.

He is responsible for all finance and IT activities. Tom joined the Group from PwC’s TMT Transaction Services team, where he focused on M&A and refinancings, mainly in the telecommunications sector. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales.

Other Current Appointments

None

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Magnus Mandersson

Senior Independent Director

Appointed to the Board:

12 September 2019

Committees

Audit Committee
Nomination Committee
Remuneration Committee

Skills and Experience

Magnus Mandersson was appointed Senior Independent Director on 12 September 2019. He has 25 years of experience in the telecommunications and media sectors.

He worked at Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson for 14 years, where he held various positions including Executive Vice President. He was also President and Chief Executive Officer of SEC, the parent company for Tele2 Europe, and held a number of leadership positions in the IKEA Group and Millicom S.A. He is also Chairman of Next Biometrics Group ASA and Tampnet ASA plc, and a board member of Albert Immo Holding S.à.r.l., PMM Advisors S.A. and Interogo Foundation. He has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Lund University in Sweden and obtained a Master’s degree in Management from Imperial College, London.

Other Current Appointments

Chairman of Karnov Group AB, a Sweden-listed company on NASDAQ, and Next Biometrics Group ASA which is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange.

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Alison Baker

Independent Non-Executive Director

Appointed to the Board:

12 September 2019

Committees

Audit Committee (Chair)
Remuneration Committee
Nomination Committee

Skills and Experience

Alison has more than 25 years of experience in auditing, capital markets and assurance services. She has worked extensively in emerging markets, including those in Africa.

Until January 2017, Alison was a partner at PwC LLP and, previously, a partner at EY LLP. She is a qualified Chartered Accountant of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales, and gained a Bachelor of Science in Mathematical Sciences from Bath University.

Other Current Appointments

KAZ Minerals Plc and Rockhopper Exploration Plc are both listed on the London Stock Exchange; Endeavour Mining Corp, listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

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Richard Byrne

Independent Non-Executive Director

Appointed to the Board:

12 September 2019

Committees

Audit Committee
Remuneration Committee (Chair)

Skills and Experience

Richard Byrne was appointed to the Board on 12 September 2019, having previously been a Director of Helios Towers, Ltd. since December 2010. Richard co-founded TowerCo in 2004, serving as the company’s President and Chief Executive Officer. He was a member of the board of directors from its inception until his retirement in December 2018. Before TowerCo, he was President of the tower division of SpectraSite Communications, Inc. Richard has also served as National Director of Business Development at Nextel Communications Inc. From 2008 to 2018, he served on the board of directors of the Wireless Infrastructure Trade Association (“WIA”) in the US.

Other Current Appointments

None

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David Wassong

Non-Executive Director

Appointed to the Board:

12 September 2019

Committees

None

Skills and Experience

David Wassong was previously a director of Helios Towers, Ltd., serving from January 2010. He is Managing Partner of Newlight Partners LP, an independent investment manager formed in October 2018 when part of the Strategic Investments Group of Soros Fund Management LLC (“SFM”), spun out of SFM. Previously, David was co-head of the Strategic Investments Group and jointly responsible for overseeing its investment portfolios. Before SFM, David was Vice President at Lauder Gaspar Ventures, LLC. He started his career in finance as an analyst and then as an associate in the investment banking group of Schroder Wertheim & Co., Inc. David received an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and gained his Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.

Other Current Appointments

None

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Temitope Lawani

Non-Executive Director

Appointed to the Board:

12 September 2019

Committees

Nomination Committee

Skills and Experience

Temitope Lawani was previously a director of Helios Towers, Ltd., serving since February 2010. A Nigerian national, he is a co-founder and Managing Partner of Helios Investment Partners (“Helios”) and has more than 25 years of principal investment experience.

Prior to forming Helios, Temitope was a principal in the San Francisco and London offices of TPG Capital, a global private equity firm. Temitope began his career as a corporate development analyst at the Walt Disney Company. He received a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a Juris Doctorate (cum laude) from Harvard Law School and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Other Current Appointments

Vivo Energy Holding plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange.

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Sally Ashford

Independent Non-Executive Director

Independent Non-Executive Director for Workforce Engagement

Appointed to the Board:

15 June 2020

Skills and Experience

Sally joined the Helios Towers Board in June 2020 as a Non-Executive Director for workforce engagement. Sally is currently Chief HR Officer at Royal Mail Group, a role she has held since June 2018. Sally joined Royal Mail in June 2015 as the Group Reward Director and she has also held the role of HR Director for the Parcels business. Prior to Royal Mail, Sally spent 13 years at Telefónica, across a range of senior HR roles including Global Compensation Director, and HR Director of Telefónica Europe. She has also worked in a variety of senior HR related roles at O2, BT and Tesco.

Sally continues to serve as a Member of the Supervisory Board and Chair of Remuneration Committee for Telefónica Deutschland, a position she has held since September 2014.

Other Current Appointments

Royal Mail Group (Chief HR Officer), Telefónica Deutschland (Member of the Supervisory Board and Chair of Remuneration Committee)