Operating Partners

Terra Firma works with a range of operating partners chosen for their knowledge and experience in a particular industry, function or discipline. These individuals provide independent views on the portfolio businesses’ performance as well as insights into specific business sectors and how changing political landscapes might affect potential investments and opportunities in new markets. Please click below to learn more.


  • Lord Birt

    Lord Birt

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    Peter Dixon

  • Fraser Duncan

    Fraser Duncan

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    Rupert Gavin

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    Stephen Julius

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    Ingmar Wilhelm

Peter Dixon


Peter has worked with Terra Firma in a number of capacities since 2005, and is Chairman of EverPower and Senior Independent Director of CPC. He was previously Chairman of Infinis. 

Peter is currently Chairman of Lionrai Investments and Phoenix Energy Holdings on behalf of Hastings Infrastructure Fund UK. Peter is a senior adviser to the Utility Trust of Australia and Hastings Infrastructure UK. 

He was a Director of South East Water Ltd. Peter was a Harbour Commissioner at Belfast Harbour Commissioners between 2008 and 2016. Peter was also a Director of East Surrey Holdings plc and Sutton & East Surrey Water Ltd. 

Peter has worked in the utility infrastructure sector for more than 40 years. Until 2015, Peter was Group CEO of Phoenix Energy Holdings, the Northern Irish gas utility previously owned by Terra Firma, a position he held for 15 years. 

Peter is a former adviser to the board of the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Energy, a Companion of the Institute of Gas Engineers, an Ambassador of Start 360 and Patron of the Energy & Utility Skills Council.