Independent Director since October 2018
Mr Padraig McCarthy is Chief Finance Officer of NewSpace Capital, a private equity firm. Prior to this he served in various financial leadership positions during his 23-year tenure at SES, Europe's leading satellite operator, including Chief Financial Officer from 2013 to 2018. His extensive experience as a global senior finance and business leader is brought to bear in his role on the Shurgard’s Board.
He serves on the boards of NewSpace Capital Partners GP SA, NewSpace Capital partners SCS and NewSpace Capital GP SA.
He has been on the Board of Directors of SES Astra, a subsidiary of SES, since 2013, relinquishing his executive role in 2018. From 2013 until 2018, Mr McCarthy also served on the board of directors of SES Insurance International, SES Insurance International Re, SES's insurance companies, and has served on various other board roles with SES for wholly- and non-wholly-owned entities.
Prior to joining SES, Mr McCarthy was Financial Director for Europe at Norton S.A.
Mr McCarthy holds an Honors Bachelor of Commerce from University College Cork. He is a Fellow of the Irish Institute of Chartered Accountants, and pursued advanced management programs at Babson College U.A. and INSEAD.