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 is Chairman of Infinis and EverPower, and a Non-Executive Director of Four Seasons Health Care. 

Peter is currently Chairman of Lionrai Investments and Phoenix Energy Holdings on behalf of Hastings Infrastructure Fund UK. He is Director of HDFUK Ltd and South East Water Ltd on behalf of the Utility Trust of Australia Pension Fund and a senior adviser to Hastings Infrastructure Fund UK. He was a member of the Board of Belfast Harbour Commissioners between 2008 and 2016.

Peter has worked in the utility infrastructure sector for the past 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. He was also a Director of East Surrey Holdings plc and Sutton & East Surrey Water Ltd.

Peter is an adviser and board member to the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust, and was previously a Fellow of the Institute of Energy, a Companion of the Institute of Gas Engineers and Patron of the Energy & Utility Skills Council.