Håvard Furu, Interim Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer

Håvard Furu has served as Interim Chief Executive Officer for Höegh LNG Partners LP since November 2021. He has served as the Chief Financial Officer for Höegh LNG Partners LP since August 2020. Since 2019, Mr Furu has served as Chief Financial Officer for Höegh LNG through his employment with Höegh LNG AS. From 2017 until February 2019, Mr. Furu served as the chief financial officer of the law firm Wikborg Rein. From 2009 to 2017, he was the chief financial officer of Western Bulk, a drybulk carrier operator. From 2005 to 2009 Mr. Furu was employed by BW Gas in various positions within the finance area, including Assistant Director Strategy and Finance. From 1997 until 2005 he held various positions within auditing with PriceWaterhouse Coopers. Mr. Furu holds a BSc Economics and Business Administration as well as being a Chartered Accountant from the Norwegian School of Business and Administration (NHH) in Bergen, Norway. He is a Norwegian Citizen.

Board of Directors


John V. Veech, Chairman of the Board of Directors

John V. Veech was appointed as chairman of our board of directors in June 2021. Mr Veech is a Senior Advisor for Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners (“MSIP”). From February 2009 until May of 2021, he was a Managing Director and Head/Chairman of the Americas Region for MSIP. With over 30 years of principal investing, advisory, and project finance experience, Mr. Veech has extensive knowledge in acquisitions, financings and management of Infrastructure Assets. Prior to joining MSIP, Mr. Veech was a Managing Director in Lehman Brothers’ Private Equity Division, and prior to that, was Global Head of Project Finance. Prior to joining Lehman Brothers, Mr. Veech was a Vice President at Salomon Brothers and an attorney with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. He holds a J.D., cum laude, from Boston University School of Law, where he was an editor of the Annual Review of Banking Law, and a B.S. magna cum laude, from Lehigh University. Mr. Veech currently serves on the boards of directors of Brazos Midstream, Bayonne Energy Center, LLC and Red Oak Power LLC, all of which are MSIP portfolio companies.


Alberto Donzelli, Director

Alberto Donzelli has served as our director since June 2021. Mr Donzelli is a Managing Director and co-head of Europe for Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners (“MSIP”). Prior to joining MSIP in 2009, Mr. Donzelli worked in the investment banking businesses of UBS and Credit Suisse. He also serves as a director of Höegh LNG Holdings Ltd. (“Höegh LNG”). Mr. Donzelli holds a degree in Business Administration from Bocconi University in Milan, Italy.


Timothy Faries, Director

Timothy Faries has served as a director of Höegh LNG since June 2022. Timothy Faries is a partner of Appleby (Bermuda) Limited in the Corporate department and a member of the Insurance team.  Mr. Faries was Bermuda Office Managing Partner from 2015-2021.  Mr. Faries is also Chief Executive Officer of Appleby Global Corporate Services. He has extensive experience of public and private insurance company capital raising and M&A activity, public listings on US, UK and European securities exchanges, the establishment and licensing of alternative risk financing vehicles such as cat bonds, ILWs and other insurance-linked securities and captive insurance companies in established and emerging markets.



Carlo Ravizza, Director

Carlo Ravizza has served as our Director since June 2021. Mr Ravizza joined Höegh Capital Partners (“HCP”) in 2010 and is an Investment Director at the Firm’s London office. He is primarily involved on the direct investment side of the portfolio with responsibility over a number of HCP’s strategic investments where he has undertaken various initiatives entailing acquisitions, disposals, fundraising, restructuring, performance improvement and governance. Before joining HCP, Carlo spent 4 years in the advisory business while working at McKinsey & Company, Bain & Company, JPMorgan, Alvarez & Marsal and AlixPartners. In this context he advised leading European clients in cross border strategy, corporate finance and restructuring projects. Carlo holds a degree in Business Administration Cum Laude from University of Turin (Italy) and an MBA from London Business School.


Robert Shaw, Director, Member of the Audit Committee, Chairman of the Conflicts Committee

Robert Shaw has served as our director since April 2014. Since 2008, Mr. Shaw has been an owner and a managing director of Mystras Ventures LLC, which makes dry bulk shipping industry-related investments. He is a managing director of Sea Trade Holdings Inc., which owns and operates dry bulk carriers. Mr. Shaw is a director of The Steamship Mutual Underwriting Association (Bermuda) Limited, which is a mutual insurance association that insures its members against various risks arising out of the operations of ships. From 2001 to 2007, Mr. Shaw held various positions at Navios Maritime Holdings Inc., including board member, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and President. From 1985 to 2000, Mr. Shaw was a partner at Healy & Baillie LLP, a law firm specializing in shipping and international commercial law. Mr. Shaw also was the chairman and is a member and the secretary of the board of the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs and has served as a board member and the President of the Society of Maritime Arbitrators, Inc. Mr. Shaw was admitted to the Law Society of England and Wales in 1980 and the New York bar in 1981 and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Jurisprudence from St John’s College, Oxford University.


David Spivak, Director, Chairman of the Audit Committee, Member of the Conflicts Committee

David Spivak has served as our director since April 2014. Mr. Spivak has close to 30 years of capital markets and corporate finance experience, having built a career as an investment banker, capital markets advisor and chief financial officer for both private and public companies. Currently, Mr. Spivak serves as President of Brockstreet Capital, an investment and corporate finance advisory firm. Prior to founding Brockstreet, Mr. Spivak was Group Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President, Corporate Development of Persis Holdings Ltd., a private investment company based in Vancouver, Canada. Mr. Spivak also served as Chief Financial Officer of Seaspan Corporation, the world’s largest containership lessor. Mr. Spivak spent over 17 years at Citigroup as an investment banker, holding numerous positions, including Managing Director in the Investment Banking and US Equity Capital Markets Groups, Canadian Head of Global Capital Structuring and Chief Operating Officer of Citigroup Global Markets Canada. Mr. Spivak spent half a decade in New York where he led Citigroup’s equity capital markets business in the aircraft leasing, maritime and SPAC sectors. Earlier in his career, Mr. Spivak worked at Coopers & Lybrand in the Financial Advisory Services Group. Mr. Spivak holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Manitoba. He is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive). Mr. Spivak currently serves as an independent non-executive director of Accord Financial Corp.


Kathleen McAllister, Director, Member of the Audit Committee, Member of the Conflicts Committee

Kathleen McAllister has served as our director since July 2017. Ms. McAllister served as President, Chief Executive Officer, and Director of Transocean Partners LLC from 2014 and as Chief Financial Officer in 2016. From 2011 to 2014 Ms. McAllister served as Vice President and Treasurer of Transocean Ltd. and led the initial public offering of Transocean Partners in 2014 after holding roles of increasing responsibility in corporate and operations, finance, treasury, accounting and tax with Transocean. Ms. McAllister began her career at Deloitte and served in various finance, treasury, accounting and tax roles at Baker Hughes, Helix Energy Solutions Group and Veritas DGC Inc. prior to joining Transocean. Ms. Mcallister serves as an independent non-executive director of Black Hills Corporation (since 2019) and The Metals Company (since 2022) where she chairs the Audit Committee, and previously served as an independent non-executive board member of Maersk Drilling (2019 to 2021) where she chaired the Audit and Risk Committee. Ms. McAllister serves on the National Association Corporate Directors Board (NACD) Texas TriCities Chapter Board and as Program Committee Co-chair, the University of Houston-Clear Lake College of Business Dean’s Advisory Council and the Board of Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse (AVDA). Ms. McAllister holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting (with Honors) from the University of Houston-Clear Lake and is a National Association Corporate Directors Board Leadership Fellow and a Certified Public Accountant.

Committee Composition

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