Chris Woodroofe has been appointed as the new Managing Director of Manchester Airport (MAN/EGCC) and will take up the post on the 15th of June.
Mr Woodroofe has previously been the Chief Operating Officer at London Gatwick and joins Manchester Airport from his current role at Chevron Traffic Management.
He joins the UK’s 3rd biggest airport at one of the most chaotic periods in UK aviation with airports and airlines struggling to keep up with the rising demand for air travel.
Speaking about the appointment Mr Woodroofe said: “I’m delighted to be joining Manchester Airport as its new Managing Director, and look forward to working with the team to lead its recovery and drive the airport forward as the North’s global gateway.
“With the airport’s new Terminal 2 facilities and huge opportunities to attract new routes that enhance the North’s international connectivity, this really is an exciting time to be joining Manchester Airport.
“Having taken my first ever flight from Manchester Airport as a child, I am looking forward to relocating back to the region and can’t wait to get started.”
MAG’s Deputy Chief Executive Ken O’Toole added: “It is great to have someone with Chris’s aviation experience joining us as MD of Manchester Airport. We want customer service to be at the heart of everything we do, and with Chris leading the recovery, we’ve got the right team in place to deliver on that commitment.”