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Ara Partners appoints MD of Portfolio Services Group

Ara Partners (Ara), a private equity firm specialising in industrial decarbonisation investments, has appointed David Touhey s Managing Director of the firm’s Portfolio Services Group. Touhey has more than 20 years of experience in project development and optimisation in the industrial sector.

Prior to joining Ara, Touhey was the Executive Vice President for Kent, a global EPC, operations, and maintenance business. At Kent, he was a key member of the executive team that grew the organisation from 4,000 people across 19 countries to 12,500 people across 26 countries. 

During his time at Kent, Touhey was the executive sponsor and trusted advisor to his clients, focused on early project investment planning and execution strategies. Mouhey holds a bachelor of engineering in electrical services engineering from Technological University Dublin, Ireland and a master of science in strategic leadership and management from Nottingham Trent University in the UK.

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