David C. McCourt has an unrivalled track record for the successful development of telecommunications infrastructure. He has been an innovator, entrepreneur and business leader across communications and media industries for over 25 years and is widely recognised as a transformational force in the telecommunications industry. The Economist once described him as having "impeccable credentials as a telcom revolutionary".
Mr McCourt is currently Chairman and CEO of Skyware Global, the world leader in integrated satellite communications terminal equipment, as well as being the founder, Chairman and CEO of Granahan McCourt Capital, a private investment firm focused on investments in the telecommunications and media industries.
Previously, Mr McCourt's business activities have been characterised by a number of "firsts." In Boston, he built Corporate Communications Network (CCN), the first competitive phone company post de-regulation in the US. In 1983, Mr McCourt established the first independent television station in Grenada, producing a range of programming for the Caribbean market. In 1996, he founded RCN Corp., the first residential telecommunications company to bundle data, voice, and video over one network.
In December 1984, US President, Ronald Reagan presented Mr McCourt with the first-ever award from the White House recognising extraordinary accomplishments by private sector businesses. He was also selected as "Entrepreneur of the Year" by Ernst & Young LLP, as well as top entrepreneur by the Harvard Business School Club of New York.
W. David Scott is the President and CEO of Tetrad Corporation, a privately-owned asset management firm based in Omaha, Nebraska. Before founding Magnum Resources Inc., which subsequently merged with Tetrad Corporation in 2004, Mr Scott worked for Peter Kiewit in numerous construction jobs and in the banking sector. He has served on several public boards including MFA, Mid-American Energy, Home Services and IRET.
In addition to serving on several private boards, he is involved in numerous civic organisations including the Hastings College Foundation.Mr Scott graduated from Hastings College in 1985 and previously served on the College’s Board of Trustees from 1997 to 2009.
Phil Doyle joined AMP Capital in July 2015, and is based in the company’s Dublin office. In his current role, Mr Doyle is the Principal of the Irish Infrastructure Fund (IIF) and was responsible for the IIF’s acquisition of enet. He also led other AMP Capital acquisitions, for example, Adven, as well as leading the setup of Valley Healthcare.
He previously held senior management positions with ESB International, an Ireland-based international power company, including Head of Commercial Activities for power generation development and investment, and Head of Carbon Solutions, where he managed the business to provide financing to renewable energy projects in sub-Saharan Africa and south-east Asia.
Before this, Mr Doyle worked for Econergy International, a start-up which developed and built a portfolio of wind, hydroelectric and carbon projects, and which was acquired by Engie (formerly GdF Suez). He is currently on the boards of the enet, Towercom, Convention Centre Dublin, Cyclone Wind and Valley Healthcare.
He has a dual undergraduate degree in Geography and Biology from Syracuse University and a Master of Public Policy qualification from the University of Chicago.
Jon Florsheim is a senior advisor for AMP Capital, focussing on communications infrastructure. Mr. Florsheim has over 25 years’ experience in telecoms and media. Most recently he was Chief Commercial Officer of eir. Previously he was Chief Executive Officer of European Pay TV operator M7. Prior to M7, he spent 13 years at British Sky Broadcasting where he was Chief Marketing Officer and the Managing Director of the Customer Group (Consumer and B2B Businesses).
Mr. Florsheim currently serves as Chairman of GoMedia, Europe’s leading on-board infotainment provider and is a Non- Executive Director of XLN Telecom, a UK B2B telecoms provider.
Mr. Florsheim has BSc. From the Universityof Reading.
Peter Haran is Head of Alternative Investments and is responsible for Irish Life Investment Managers (ILIM’S) products across the Alternative Investment asset class. He is also a member of ILIM’s Executive Fund Management Group.
Mr Haran joined ILIM from the NTMA in 2014 where he had been Head of Investment Strategy for the National Pensions Reserve Fund (NPRF) and was responsible for overseeing investment strategy and the processes for the implementation of that strategy.
As chair to the NPRF Investment Committee, Mr Haran was also responsible for identifying and proposing tactical asset allocation positions across asset classes and the management of the Fund’s Fixed Income, Absolute Return, and Commodity portfolios. Prior to working at the NTMA, he worked as a Fund Manager at IIU Investment Strategies.
Mr Haran holds a BSc in Applied Mathematics and a Msc in Computer Applications from DCU.