Directors and Advisors
City Football HQ, 400 Ashton New Road, Manchester, M11 4TQ
Barclays Bank PLC, 51 Mosley Street, Manchester M60 2AU
BDO LLP, 3 Hardman Street, Manchester M3 3AT
Shearman & Sterling LLP, Broadgate West, 9 Appold Street, London EC2A 2AP
The Board of Directors comprises:
Khaldoon Al Mubarak (Chairman)
Khaldoon Al Mubarak was appointed to the Board on 23 September 2008. He is Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Affairs Authority, which provides strategic policy advice to the Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, of which he is also a member. He is Chairman of the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation, the Abu Dhabi Media Zone Authority and Emirates Aluminium (EMAL). He is also Deputy Chairman of the Urban Planning Council and a board member of First Gulf Bank and Ferrari SpA.
Martin Edelman (Non-Executive Director)
Martin Edelman was appointed to the Board on 23 September 2008. He was a Director of Cendant Corporation from 1997-2006 and was a Director of HFS from November 1993 until September 1997. He has been Of Counsel to Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker, LLP, a New York City law firm, since June 2000 and currently serves as a Director of the Avis Budget Group. He is also a Director of Aldar Properties, Ashford Hospitality Trust and Capital Trust.
Simon Pearce (Non-Executive Director)
Simon Pearce was appointed to the Board on 23 September 2008. He is a Special Advisor to the Chairman of the Executive Affairs Authority of Abu Dhabi. He is also a Director of twofour 54, an initiative to accelerate the development of the media sector in the UAE and MENA region, and ADMM, the owners and operators of Yas Marina Circuit.
Mohamed Al Mazrouei (Non-Executive Director)
Mohamed Al Mazrouei joined Abu Dhabi Media Company as Chairman of the Board in July 2010. Mr Al Mazrouei is Under Secretary to the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince’s Court, a role he assumed in April 2008. He also serves as a non-Executive Director for Etihad Airways.
John MacBeath (Non-Executive Director)
John MacBeath is a Chartered Accountant with extensive international business experience in the oil & gas and aerospace industrial sectors. He joined the Board in January 2010 and was appointed Interim Chief Executive Officer between September 2011 and September 2012.
Alberto Galassi (Non-Executive Director)
Alberto Galassi was appointed to the Board on 24 June 2012. He is currently CEO of Piaggio Aero Industries and previously served on the Executive Committee of Piaggio Aero as Board Member responsible for Marketing and Sales. He is attorney at law specialising in International commerce and arbitration and has been a member of the Bar since 1996.
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