Leadership

×

Keith Howard

Chairman of the Board

Keith Howard has been the Chairman of Beacon Rail Lux Holdings since September 2017 and has taken up the position of Executive Chairman and Interim Chief Executive Officer of Beacon Rail Leasing pending the appointment of a permanent CEO. Keith has over 20 years experience in the rail and rolling stock leasing industry as a senior executive with Porterbrook Leasing Ltd from 1998 to 2015 and subsequent to that acted as an advisor to a number of train operating groups, government departments and financial institutions as a director of Belvoir Consulting Ltd.

Keith Howard
Chairman of the Board
×

Adam Cunliffe

Chief Executive Officer

Adam Cunliffe is Beacon’s Chief Executive Officer responsible for the Company’s strategic direction and for its overall management.  Adam joined Beacon Rail from the leading UK rail freight operator Freightliner Limited (a subsidiary of Genesee & Wyoming Inc) where he was most recently the Chief Commercial Officer. Adam joined Freightliner in 1999 and has held a number of senior leadership roles since first being appointed to the Freightliner Group board in 2002. In addition to overseeing the core UK Intermodal and bulk businesses Adam was integral to the establishment of new markets in Australia and Poland.

Adam Cunliffe
Chief Executive Officer
×

Clara Gómez-Ferrer Navarro

Chief Financial Officer

Clara is the Company’s Chief Financial Officer responsible for overseeing all of the accounting, financial and portfolio reporting, treasury, tax and investment underwriting activities of the Company.  Prior to joining Beacon, Ms Gómez-Ferrer Navarro was a senior executive at Noatum Ports where she was the Finance Director for approximately two years.  Before she was Corporate Finance Manager for more than six years.  Clara started her career at PwC.  She holds degrees in Business Administration and Finance from IE Business School and Universidad de Valencia | Hochschule Bremen.

Clara Gómez-Ferrer Navarro
Chief Financial Officer
×

Elizabeth Mircica

General Counsel

Elizabeth is the General Counsel of Beacon Rail Leasing responsible for the oversight of the group’s legal affairs including all aspects of corporate governance, compliance and supervision of outside counsel in connection with asset acquisition and leasing arrangements and technical asset management. Elizabeth qualified as a solicitor of England and Wales in March 2009, having completed degrees in Chemistry and in Law. Prior to joining Beacon Rail Leasing in 2014, Elizabeth worked as an Associate at Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP and Allen & Overy LLP, acting on a wide range of financing, leasing and procurement transactions in respect of a variety of asset classes. She has particular experience advising rolling stock leasing companies (ROSCOs) on rolling stock matters. In addition to her experience in private practice, Elizabeth has gained rail experience working as in-house counsel at a major ROSCO and the Office of Rail Regulation.

Elizabeth Mircica
General Counsel