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

Rupert Gavin 


Rupert Gavin was appointed to the board of Wyevale Garden Centres as a Non-Executive Director in 2014.

He is the previous CEO of Odeon & UCI Cinemas, owned by Terra Firma. Prior to joining Odeon & UCI, Rupert held senior positions at the BBC, BT and Dixons. He is currently Chairman of Historic Royal Palaces, and for the Government, he is Chairman of the Honours Committee (Arts and Media).

He is also Non-Executive Director of Countrywide Plc; Chairman of Incidental Colman Ltd, a West End theatre producing company; and Chairman of Theatre Co-Productions (sales and marketing) Ltd.

As a keen gardener and as the former publisher of Gardeners’ World Magazine and many popular gardening books, Rupert brings a personal enthusiasm and knowledge of the sector to Wyevale Garden Centres.