Beacon Rail Leasing Limited today announced the appointment of Clara Gómez-Ferrer Navarro as Chief Financial Officer effective 1 July.
Clara joins Beacon from Noatum Ports in Spain where she has been since 2011, initially as Corporate Finance Manager, then Group Finance Director and currently as Chief Financial Officer. Clara began her career in the audit department of Price Waterhouse Coopers. She is an Executive MBA candidate at IE Business School in Madrid, and she holds a Masters degree in Business Administration and International Management from the University of Valencia (Spain) and the Hochschule Bremen (Germany). Clara will lead the Beacon finance teams both in the UK and in Luxembourg.
In welcoming Clara, Keith Howard Chairman of Beacon Rail said “Clara brings with her a wealth of experience in managing the finance and accounting function of a major Spanish ports business and enhances the executive team based in our new London head office. Clara is the second senior appointment since the announcement of the closure of the Boston office and joins a young and dynamic management team. I wish her every success for the future and look forward to working with her”.
Speaking on her appointment Clara said: “I am excited to start this new journey with my colleagues in the Beacon team in the coming days. Beacon is one of the leading players in the market and I am grateful to have the opportunity to lead a finance team that acts as real strategic business partner and supports business growth”
Beacon Rail Leasing is a rolling stock leasing company headquartered in Luxembourg and focused on serving the European and UK markets. Beacon Rail Leasing’s current portfolio includes 336 locomotives, almost 1000 freight wagons, and 550 passenger train vehicles and intercity coaches on lease across Europe with additional equipment on order. Beacon Rail Leasing has an industry leading management team with rail asset management expertise and capital markets experience, enabling it to effectively meet the equipment needs of its Pan-European customer base. Beacon Rail Leasing was acquired by institutional investors advised by J.P. Morgan Asset Management in April 2017.
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Adam Cunliffe, Chief Executive Officer