ABM appoints new airport lead for Gatwick and London City

Martin Draper plans to support the hubs with growth and sustainability as the aviation sector begins its recovery from the pandemic  

Facility and aviation solutions provider, ABM, has appointed Martin Draper as Head of Gatwick and London City Airport.  

Having worked in the industry for more than 25 years, he gained a variety of experience within his airline operation, service operator and parking management roles.  

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Draper is set to help the airports change their sustainable transport capacity and optimise passenger route planning. He also plans to expand the company’s portfolio by reaching out to hubs in both the UK and further in Europe.  

“As we rebuild following a challenging 18 months for the industry, it’s incredibly exciting to become part of the ABM brand,” said Draper.  

 “I am looking forward to working with the team to make air travel seamless and enjoyable once again.” 

Kate Glassup, customer service director at ABM, added: “Having someone of Martin’s calibre as part of the team will prove invaluable to us. He brings substantial experience at a senior level with a track record of excellent leadership and relationship management, as well as strategic planning and delivery.   

 “His skills and knowledge will help us provide a service that is sustainable and flexible, whilst always meeting our customers’ needs. I look forward to working alongside Martin as we take ABM to the next level of success.” 

The new head is expected to be present at both airports, as well as the main office at the World Business Centre situated at London Heathrow.