Big changes at Glasgow, Aberdeen airports parent AGS

Glasgow Airport

AGS Airports Ltd, which owns Aberdeen International, Glasgow and Southampton airports, has announced big changes to its executive committee.

AGS Airports is jointly held by Ferrovial (via Faero UK Limited) and AGS Ventures Airports Limited, an entity managed by Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (Europe) Limited.

Reporting to chief executive Derek Provan, Mark Johnston takes up the new role of chief operating officer for AGS.

During his 16 years with the group Johnston has held a series of senior management roles including managing director of Glasgow Airport.

Gillian Bruton has joined AGS as chief financial officer.

Bruton previously held the position of finance director for Highlands and Islands Airports Ltd, which owns and operates 11 airports around Scotland.

Roger Hunt takes on the new role of chief of business services, which will see him lead several support functions within the group including human resources, capital and planning, innovation, IT and procurement.

Hunt has held a series of senior positions across Aberdeen Airport and the wider group during the last decade.

Matt Wood has also joined AGS as Commercial Director.

Wood is an established aviation professional with 15 years of experience across airlines and airports.

Starting his career at easyJet within the network and airport development field he as also worked for Wizz Air, Spanair and Gatwick Airport as the head of airline relations. He joins AGS from Norwegian where he has held a number of senior roles in network, strategy and commercial management.

Mark Beveridge and Ronald Leitch have been appointed to the operations director roles at Aberdeen and Glasgow respectively, with Steve Szalay continuing in the same position at Southampton Airport.

AGS CEO Derek Provan said: “The AGS group and the wider aviation industry have faced huge challenges that would have been inconceivable just 12 months ago.

“The pathway to recovery begins now and while the months and years ahead of us will be difficult, I’m confident that the wealth of experience and expertise brought by our new executive committee will be key to ensuring AGS Airports Ltd is a strong position to build back better.”