Glasgow Prestwick Airport is getting ready to recruit new Non-Executive Directors

Wednesday 31 May, 13:42 Europe/London

It is an exciting time to be working with Glasgow Prestwick Airport. The business is repositioning itself in a challenging market and it is making headway with its recently released Strategic Plan for 2017 to 2022.

The positive progress that has been made moving the passenger number trend back to one that is on the up, filling vacant properties to deliver an occupancy level of 95%, attracting additional business through Fixed Base Operations and significant improvements against budget for three years running, has all been delivered under the guidance of the Non-Executive Board.

A new Board was formed in June 2015 and brought together a group of highly experienced individuals from a range of specialisms and industries. Four Board members (meet our Board) were appointed for three year terms.

Bob Goldfield, one of these members will be leaving his position a year early to enable him to relocate to another country.

Andrew Miller, Chair, Glasgow Prestwick Airport, said:

“I would like to say a huge thank you to Bob for his time and efforts during his time as a Non-Executive board member.

“Bob brought a vast amount of experience in operating airports across the UK, Ireland and Asia.

“His input was invaluable in continuing to deliver a safe, secure and sustainable airport in a practical and cost effective way.

“I am very sorry to lose him as he was a hugely valued member of the team and I wish him best wishes for the future.”

Glasgow Prestwick Airport has decided to further strengthen its Board through the recruitment of new members, including individuals with commercial aviation experience.

A public appointment exercise for these positions will commence later this year.

In the meantime, the Board has co-opted Tony Davis ­ a former airline CEO and aviation specialist. Tony has worked in the airline business for more than 30 years, initially with British Airways and BMI British Midland.

More recently, Tony was the founding Managing Director of bmibaby and the Chief Executive Officer of Tiger Airways in Singapore.

In addition to his senior management experience, Tony has served as a Non-Executive Director for more than 10 years in a variety of sectors and numerous countries.

Tony takes up his post with Glasgow Prestwick Airport on 1 June 2017.

Andrew Miller, Chairman, continued:

“I am delighted that Tony has agreed to being co-opted onto the Board.

Tony’s knowledge and experience will be hugely beneficial in providing strategic support to the Executive Team and delivering oversight to ensure that we are effective in growing our business in line with our Strategic Plan.

Glasgow Prestwick Airport recently published its Strategic Plan that sets out the airport’s growth and operating plans for the next 10 years.

Andrew Miller, continued:

“I am delighted to have secured Tony’s services. Tony’s knowledge and insight into the airline sector will be hugely beneficial in providing strategic support to the Executive Team and delivering oversight to ensure that we are moving in the right direction with our efforts to bring in more business.

“Glasgow Prestwick Airport is currently considering the requirements, skill and person specification for permanent Board appointments which will materialise during the next 12 months.

“The recruitment process for these posts will commence later this year.”

This recruitment process will be open to the market.

If you are interested in finding out more, please contact Sonia Rafferty, HR Director at srafferty@glasgowprestwick.com

Sonia will ensure that all interested parties are informed once the appointment process has been agreed and is open for applications.

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Bob Goldfield is departing from his role as Non-Executive Director of Glasgow Prestwick Airport as of 31 May 2017. This is to allow him to relocate to another country. It would not be practical for Bob to carry out his duties as a Non-Executive Director from this new location.

We look forward to welcoming applications for permanent Non-Executive posts to ensure that we have the right skills, knowledge and experience to provide governance, guidance and oversight to the airport’s Executive team.