Iain Lanaghan joined the NNL Board as a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee in July 2014. He has over thirty years’ experience as a Chief Financial Officer of both listed and private equity backed companies, and has specialised in growing, commercialising and financing international companies.
Iain is founder and non-executive chairman of Metropolitan European Transport Ltd, a buy-and-build transport group operating in Germany. The group has grown from a start-up in 2011 to turnover of over €30m. He is a non-executive director and chairman of the audit committee of Northern Petroleum plc. He also advises other companies, particularly in the energy sector. Iain is also a non-executive director of Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S), a bespoke trading entity with the remit of equipping and supporting the UK's armed forces. DE&S spends around £15 billion each year to purchase new military equipment and provide ongoing support.
Iain was Group Finance Director of FTSE 250 FirstGroup plc and AIM listed Faroe Petroleum plc. He co-founded and was CFO of Abellio GmbH. He prepared private equity backed Atlantic Power for IPO prior to a successful trade exit. He was also Finance Director of PowerGen International, which grew from a start-up to $7bn of operated projects. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland, having worked with KPMG in London and Frankfurt.