• 20+ years as Director of Airport companies in U.K. and Saudi Arabia
  • Airport expertise in business development, stakeholder management, planning, retail, forecasting and market research
  • Skills in strategy development, commercial maximisation, public affairs and business planning.

Directorships

  • London Stansted Airport 1995 โ€“ 2000
  • Scottish Airports 2001 โ€“ 2004
  • MD Glasgow Airport 2002
  • KAIA Jeddah Airport 2010 โ€“ 2013

Qualifications

  • MSc Transportation Planning and Management, University of Westminster.
  • Graduate of Strategic Management Programme, Templeton College, Oxford.
  • Graduate of Strategic Marketing programme, INSEAD, Paris.

Experience

  • Advised Babcock & Brown on business plan for purchase of Gatwick
  • Advised various infrastructure funds, hedge funds and other investors on airport business models and financial maximisation
  • Developed the commercialisation plan for King Abdulaziz airport in Jeddah. Saudi Arabia
  • Developed a privatisation plan for Jeddah airport
  • Took London Stansted from losses to first ever profits in 2000
  • Lead negotiations to create joint (with Scottish Executive) route development fund to attract new airlines to Scotland
  • Expert witness to public enquiries
  • Advised BAA on traffic forecasting, modelling and market research
  • Overhaul of airport fees and introduction of ICAO approved charging model for Jeddah
  • Forecasting and traffic development advice for airports in Australia, Europe, USA and Middle East
  • Lead and managed strategic traffic development programme for Heathrow and other BAA airports
  • Advised BAA Board on management of key airline customers through formation of joint executive programme.