Glasgow Prestwick Airport appoints interim Chief Executive Officer

Tuesday 17 October, 13:45 Europe/London

Glasgow Prestwick Airport has appointed Stewart Adams as interim Chief Executive Officer replacing Ron Smith.

Mr Adams is a hugely experienced aviation executive having worked in the industry for over 40 years and brings with him a proven strategic track record and considerable business insight.

In a continuing competitive trading environment for all airports, Mr Adams’ new leadership will help build on the positive steps taken by Glasgow Prestwick Airport to capitalise on signs of improving conditions within the industry.

He joins the airport at an important time, as it seeks to make the most of positive cargo traffic developments and is a front runner to become the UK’s first spaceport.

Ron Smith is leaving his position of Chief Executive Officer by mutual agreement at the end of October.

Chairman Andrew Miller said: “We are pleased to appoint Stewart Adams as interim Chief Executive Officer of Glasgow Prestwick Airport.

“He comes with a wealth of experience of the aviation industry both in Scotland and internationally and we look forward to working with him during the process of recruiting a permanent CEO for the airport.

“We would wish to thank Ron for his contribution to the progress that has been made at the Airport during his time as Chief Executive and we wish him well for the future.”

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