AGS appoints new executive committee members

The appointees each have many years of experience in senior roles within the aviation industry

AGS Airports, the owners of Aberdeen International, Glasgow and Southampton airports confirmed earlier this week (January 27) the newest appointments to its executive committee.

Mark Johnston has been given the new role of chief operating officer for AGS and will report to Derek Provan, the chief executive. Prior to the new role, Johnston has almost 16 years’ experience working with the group whilst holding a variety of managerial positions, including managing director at Glasgow Airport.

The previous finance director for Highlands and Islands Airports, Gillian Bruton has joined the company as the chief financial officer. This appointment was a joint appointment with Caledonian Maritime Assets.

Derek Provan
Photo Derek Provan - AGS Airports Ltd

Taking on the new chief of business services position is Roger Hunt, who will lead support functions for human resources, capital and planning, inoculation, IT and procurement. Before this position, Hunt was appointed to various senior roles at Aberdeen Airport and the wider group over the last ten years.

Matt Wood is the firm’s new commercial director. He has over 15 years’ experience working with airlines such as easyJet, Wizz Air and Spanair, as well as Gatwick Airport as the head of airline relations. His job prior to the AGS post was at Norwegian Air, where he held senior positions in network, commercial and strategy management.

Both Mark Beveridge and Ronald Leitch are the new operations directors at Aberdeen and Glasgow, whilst Steve Szalay continues his current position at Southampton Airport.

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

Established in 2014, AGS Airports Limited is the second largest airport group in the UK.