Background

  • Managing Director of Aberdeen Airport for 2 years
  • Managing Dircetor of Edinburgh Airports for 6 Years
  • 20+ years in airport Management
  • 15+ years operating at CEO/MD/Director level
  • Director of BAA International for 5 years
  • CEO of Transport Initiatives Edinburgh
  • Part of Babcock and Brown’s European infrastructure team
  • Advisor to equity businesses on transport related projects
  • Interim CEO of a Transport technology business
  • A chartered Civil Engineer

Skills

  • All aspects of airport management
  • CEO level Leadership
  • Strategic thinking
  • Capital projects
  • Driving P&L performance
  • Developing team effectiveness
  • Customer service
  • Safety, security and standards
  • Stakeholder relationships

Experience

  • In 6 years at Edinburgh growing operating profit by 96%, EBITDA by 78%, productivity by 55% and passengers by 54%
  • Leading a major culture change programme to deliver a sustainably high performing team. Moved the airport from the ‘worst’ culture in the company to ‘best’ in 6 years.
  • Managing the delivery of a c£200m capital investment plan over 6 years at Edinburgh Airport
  • Produced an approved 25 year masterplan for Edinburgh Airport
  • Led the acquisition of Naples Airport for BAA
  • Led a number of other significant deals for BAA International
  • Managed BAA International’s consultancy business
  • Worked on a number of significant International airport deals for B&B
  • Resolved the long running dispute over the £600m Edinburgh Tram project
  • Led a turnaround of a transport technology business for a private equity house
  • Independent advisor and CEO designate to one of the bidders for Edinburgh Airport