Bristol Airport appoints new directors

Bristol Airport

Bristol Airport (BRS/EGGD) has said it has appointed three new directors including a new Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

Jason Clark
Jason Clark

Jason Clark joins the airport having previously been the CFO for Condor Ferries, the main ferry operator between the UK, France and the Channel Islands.

Graeme Gamble
Graeme Gamble

Graeme Gamble has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer (COO) to replace retiring Operations Director, Paul Davies. Graeme will join in January 2019 from NATS, where he is currently responsible for air traffic control services at seven UK airports. Graeme also spent two years with the Civil Aviation Authority as an aerodrome inspector and has also held key operational roles at London City Airport and Cardiff Airport.

Debbie Hartshorn
Debbie Hartshorn

The 3rd appointment is Debbie Hartshorn who has been promoted to the position of People Director. Debbie joined Bristol Airport in May 2017 where she has overseen a review of its people strategy and led a renewed focus on training and development. Prior to joining Bristol Airport, Debbie held senior HR roles with SFC Group and Cotswold Archaeology.

Commenting on the new appointments, Dave Lees, Chief Executive Officer at Bristol Airport, said: “These appointments complete a strong leadership team with the right mix of skills to steer the organisation through an exciting period of growth. Jason, Graeme and Debbie bring a wealth of experience from inside and outside the aviation sector which will help us achieve our ambition to make Bristol Airport the first choice for air travel to and from the South West of the UK.”

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