Heathrow airport has appointed Thomas Woldbye as its new chief govt.
Mr Woldbye, at the moment the boss of Denmark’s Copenhagen airport, will exchange John Holland-Kaye when he steps down later this yr after almost 10 years within the position.
Heathrow chairman Lord Deighton mentioned: “After an intensive and rigorous evaluate of candidates, the Heathrow board is delighted to nominate Thomas Woldbye as the following Heathrow CEO.
“Main Britain’s hub airport is among the most necessary jobs in world aviation and the emptiness attracted the most effective calibre expertise from internationally.
“Thomas’s achievements at Copenhagen not solely mirror Heathrow’s long-term technique, however his monitor report in efficiently operating a significant airport and dealing intently with stakeholders to safe consensus and ship constructive outcomes stood out within the choice course of.”
Mr Woldbye has served as chief govt of Copenhagen airport since 2011.
Heathrow mentioned he “put prospects and colleagues on the coronary heart of the airport’s transformation”, turning it into “the powerhouse transport hub of northern Europe”.
He “solid robust hyperlinks” with the Danish authorities and “fostered partnerships with airways to drive funding and growth”, the west London airport added.
Mr Woldbye mentioned: “I’m naturally excited and proud, as nicely as humbled, to have been chosen to guide what’s arguably probably the most well-known airport on the planet on its future journey.
“I’ve personally skilled how the wonderful group at Heathrow has efficiently improved each the infrastructure and the service to passengers over the previous years to create a robust platform for additional success.
“Heathrow is a vital engine for the British financial system and inextricably linked to the success of London and the broader UK.
“I sit up for being a part of charting the trail for this iconic firm. My ambition can be to make the airport even higher for passengers, for airways, the neighborhood and each a part of the UK.”
Mr Holland-Kaye, who will stay in publish till Mr Woldbye begins later within the yr, mentioned: “An airport is extra than simply runways and terminal buildings – it’s the individuals who come to work daily to ship wonderful service to our passengers.
“It’s been the privilege of my lifetime to guide our implausible group.
“I’ve labored with Thomas over current years and am an incredible admirer of his management on variety and sustainability and his championing of the wants of passengers.
“I’m assured that the Heathrow group would be the cornerstone of his success in delivering the most effective airport service on the planet.”