London Stansted Airport announces new Managing Director

02
Sep


MAG have announced it has appointed Gareth Powell as the new Managing Director of London Stansted Airport.

Gareth joins having spent 19 years at Transport for London (TfL), most recently as Deputy Commissioner and Chief Customer and Strategy Officer, which saw him lead TfL’s recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.

During his time at TfL, Gareth managed around £5bn of revenue and a workforce of more than 3,000 people, as well as key stakeholder relationships including with the Mayor of London, the Greater London Authority and the Department for Transport.

MAG has also announced that Steve Griffiths has been appointed the new Managing Director of East Midlands Airport.

He will take forward the next phase of the cargo strategy for the UK’s busiest pure freight airport. In addition, he will have Group-wide responsibility for delivering MAG’s Operational Transformation Programme, leveraging his knowledge of the Group’s airports and significant experience in running large public transport operations.

During his time at the helm of London Stansted, Steve led the airport through the challenging pandemic, demonstrating incredible leadership and driving it to become the UK’s fastest recovering airport.

MAG CEO, Charlie Cornish said: “I am delighted to be welcoming Gareth to the business. His considerable operational, commercial and strategic experience will make him a great addition to our executive team and help us realise our ambitions for London Stansted.

“I would also like to thank Steve for his achievements during his time at Stansted. He will take this experience and acumen to East Midlands, as we look to maximise the role it plays in supporting UK global trade.”

Gareth Powell, incoming Managing Director of London Stansted Airport, said: “This is an exciting time to be joining the country’s leading group of airports and taking the reins at London Stansted. 

“The whole team at Stansted has done a superb job seeing it through the challenges of the pandemic and coming out the other side as one of the top performing airports in the UK. I can’t wait to get stuck into continuing that solid recovery, growing the airport sustainably, and providing the best possible service to our passengers and airlines.” 
 
 

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