Senior Management Committee

Terra Firma’s Senior Management Committee is responsible for the firm’s strategic direction, stakeholder relations, personnel and corporate responsibility and is comprised of our most senior executives. Please click below to learn more.

  • Guy Hands

    Guy Hands

  • Tim Pryce

    Tim Pryce

  • Chris Barnes

    Chris Barnes

Guy Hands

Chairman and Chief Investment Officer

Guy is Terra Firma’s Chairman and Founder. He is the Chief Investment Officer and sits on the boards of the General Partners and heads Terra Firma’s Management Committee.

Guy started his career with Goldman Sachs International where he went on to become Head of Eurobond Trading and then Head of Goldman Sachs’ Global Asset Structuring Group. During this time Guy was a pioneer of the global securitisation markets, extending the practice beyond simple debt instruments to include assets such as shopping malls, mobile home parks and distressed loans.

Guy left Goldman Sachs in 1994 for Nomura International plc, where he established the Principal Finance Group (PFG). In 2002 he led the spin-out of PFG to form Terra Firma. Over the last 20 years, Guy has overseen the investment of more than €16bn in 33 businesses with a total enterprise value of more than €45bn.

Guy has an MA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Mansfield College, Oxford University. He was elected a Global Leader of Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum in 2000 in recognition of his achievements. In 2012 Guy was named the 20th most influential figure in Private Equity International’s ‘100 Most Influential of the Decade.’

Guy is also the President of ‘Access for Excellence’, a campaign based at Mansfield College, Oxford which promotes the broadest possible access to higher education in the UK. He is a Bancroft Fellow of Mansfield College, Oxford and a member of the University of Oxford Chancellor’s Court of Benefactors. Additionally, Guy is a Fellow of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme.

Guy is married with four children. His interests include photography, gardens and his family.

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