Stewart Wingate, Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Stewart Wingate is London Gatwick's Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Previously he held different roles within BAA, first as Customer Services Director of Glasgow Airport, then as CEO of Budapest Airport and most recently as Managing Director of Stansted Airport. Prior to that he worked for Black & Decker. Stewart is a Chartered Engineer and Fellows of both the Institute of Engineering and Technology and the Chartered Institute of Marketing. He has a Masters in Business Administration with distinction and a first-class honours degree in electrical and electronic engineering.
Scott Stanley, Chief Operating Officer (COO)
Scott was previously the Chief Operating Officer of London City Airport, where he was responsible for the day-to-day operations, including the implementation of the capital investment programme. He joined London City from Global Infrastructure Partners. His career embraces General Motors, General Electric, Honeywell and United Technologies. Career highlights include operations management for GE, supply chain restructuring in Europe for Honeywell, a new plant start-up in Mexico and China supply chain restructuring for United Technologies. He holds a BSc degree in engineering from Ohio State University.
Nick Dunn, Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Nick was appointed CFO in April 2010. He also sits on the Gatwick Airport Board. Nick joins from Anglo American plc where he was General Manager of Corporate Finance. Prior to that, he worked for six years with Centrica plc in a number of senior finance roles. Nick has more than ten years experience in investment banking, with the majority of this time specialising in the transportation sector. He has advised governments and private investors on the financing of airports and air traffic control and has managed airport acquisition, IPO and financing transactions in the UK and internationally.
Guy Stephenson, Chief Commercial Officer (CCO)
Guy Stephenson was appointed as CCO in November 2010. He was previously Commercial Director of the Coach Division at National Express Ltd, prior to which he spent five years with the TUI Group as Commercial Director of Thomsonfly. In these roles he had responsibilites for pricing and revenue management, network and capacity planning, business analysis, product development and customer operations. He has also worked in investment banking, where he advised mainly governments and other public sector clients throughout Europe on airport and ATC privatisation and restructuring. Guy has a BA (Hons) from the University of Durham and an MBA with distinction from Imperial College London.
Michael Ibbitson, Chief Information Officer (CIO)
Michael was appointed as CIO in May 2012, responsible for the information technology program, operations and information security. Previously he was leading the IT team at Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC), where he managed a centralised team to design and implement systems for the airport and its development programme.
Prior to joining ADAC he also led an IT team at Mumbai International Airport, and was part of the Bechtel teams at New Doha International Airport and the Iraq reconstruction program.
James Colman, Corporate Affairs and Sustainability Director
James joined Gatwick in April 2012 from British Gas where he was Head of Communications. He has a wealth of corporate communications experience, including 14 years working with blue-chip companies and organisations across the UK, Europe and globally, mainly in the FMCG, retail and energy sectors.
Previously, James was with communications consultancy Luther Pendragon working with companies such as John Lewis Partnership and PepsiCo. Prior to that for ten years he worked for Sancroft, a leading corporate responsibility and communications consultancy.
Kyran Hanks, Strategy and Regulation Director
Kyran Hanks was appointed as Strategy and Regulation Director in April 2010. Kyran has a long career in regulation and most recently held the post of Economics and Regulation Director for BAA for five years where he was in charge of BAA's CAA and Competition Commission investigations, including Select Committee testimonies on behalf of the company. Prior to BAA, Kyran had roles in the energy sector working for regulators and regulated companies, including three years working for Enron. Kyran has a Degree in Commerce from the University of Birmingham.
Derek Hendry, Construction Director
Derek joined Gatwick as Construction Director in January 2012. Derek joins from Peel Ports where he was the Group Capital Projects Director since 2008 leading the development of the Port of Liverpool, Manchester Ship Canal, Medway Ports and Clydeport. Prior to this, Derek led development projects for BAA at their Scottish Airports delivering major projects such as terminal and pier expansions at Edinburgh and Glasgow airports and runway resurfacing at Edinburgh. He is a Professional Associate of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and has an MBA from the University of Strathclyde.
Robert Herga, General Counsel and Company Secretary
Robert was appointed General Counsel and Company Secretary in March 2010. Robert was General Counsel and Company Secretary at BAA until 2009 having spent 20 years in various roles within the legal department. Prior to that he had undertaken legal roles within British Steel and BT. Immediately before joining Gatwick Robert was General Counsel and Company Secretary at Carpetright plc.
Alastair McDermid, Airports Commission Director
Alastair was appointed as Airports Commission Director at Gatwick in October 2013 to lead the second runway development work. He has over 35 year’s experience with BAA where he held posts including Group Planning Director for BAA, Director of SG2, and Program Director for Heathrow R3, and was a Director of Gatwick from 1997 to 2001. Alastair has worked with other European and World airports, DfT, Network Rail, HA, CAA and other bodies. Since June 2010 he has been an independent advisor in infrastructure planning and development.
Willie McGillivary, Product Development Director
Willie was appointed Product Development Director in December 2011. He has been at Gatwick since February 2006 and has performed a number of operational and development roles, most recently leading the Six Sigma change team. Willie joined Gatwick from Kimberly-Clark Europe where he led the supply chain restructuring for the business-to-business division. Previously he worked in operations management with Coats Viyella and shipbuilding with GEC Marine. Willie has a degree in business economics and a MBA from Cranfield School of Management.
Tina Oakley, HR Director
Tina Oakley was appointed as HR Director in September 2010. She joined us from P&O Ferries where she was HR director, having previously held the same role for food manufacturer, Hovis. Prior to that, Tina gained 26 years experience within the aviation industry while working for British Airways in a variety of operational, customer service, commercial and HR roles.