New Stansted CEO shakes up management team

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A shake-up of Stansted’s senior management team has been unveiled under new chief executive Andrew Cowan.

Martin Jones is named as commercial director responsible for retail, car parking and business development.

He previously worked as interim retail director for owner Manchester Airports Group, having joined the business from M&S last year.

Daniel Gallo joins Stansted as customer service and security director having been MAG HR director, taking over from Karen Smart who moves to the position of assets management director responsible for developing the airport’s future infrastructure needs.

Martin Lyall, who was previously assets management director, is now Stansted’s transformation programme director while James Dix joins as finance director from Drax Group, having worked in the US for three years as senior vice president for finance.

Cowan said: “I am delighted to welcome the new members of our management team that not only strengthen the expertise of the senior leadership team at the airport but allow us to really focus on the key areas of the business: continuing to grow our passenger numbers; transform the airport’s infrastructure; enhance the customer experience and leverage existing and future commercial opportunities.

“It’s vital we continue to attract the best talent to Stansted to enable us to successfully deliver our ambitious plans for the airport so I’m delighted welcome the new team members and very much look forward to working together in what promises to be an exciting and successful new chapter for Stansted.”

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