Declan Collier, Chief Executive has announced he will be stepping down from his role at London City Airport, after a 5 year period. Mr Collier has made it clear that he will remain in the position until a suitable successor is found, while assisting an international recruitment firm to find a replacement.
Mr Collier, who was appointed in March 2012, said: “It has been a privilege and a pleasure to have been part of the airport’s success story for more than five years.“London City Airport is a great business and well placed to take advantage of future growth and new aircraft technologies as we embark on our City Airport development programme.
“We have a dedicated and talented team working at London City Airport and I’m very proud of the work we’ve done to build a successful and sustainable business focused on our customers and community.
“However, as we embark on the next phase of the airport’s development I feel it is the right time to transition to new leadership and I look forward to assisting the chairman to secure my successor and continuing to work with the leadership team until a new CEO starts.”London City airport saw 4,538,813 passengers pass through its doors in 2016, which is almost 1 million more passengers than its figures in 2014. Much of this recent success can be attributed to Declan Collier and London City Airport’s first phase completion of a £19 million redevelopment to the departures terminals. Improvements include noticeable added space, new shopping opportunities and additional quiet areas. The airport’s busiest routes, both internationally and domestically include, Edinburgh, Amsterdam, Dublin and Zürich.
Chairman Sir Terry Morgan added: “On behalf of the board I want to pay tribute to the tremendous contribution that Declan has made to London City Airport.“Declan has been Chief Executive of London City Airport since March 2012 – a time that has seen significant growth at the airport, the successful sale of the business to a consortium of international investors and the securing of planning permission for a £350m development of the airport infrastructure.”
“Under Declan’s leadership, London City Airport has developed strong and wide ranging relationships across the aviation sector, with all levels of government- nationally, in London, and locally- and with our local communities.
“The airport has delivered significant growth in passenger numbers and earnings which in turn has stimulated economic activity across the local and London economy.”