Belfast City Airport begins search for new CEO

Brian Ambrose is set to step down from the role after 16 years of service at the facility

The search for a new chief executive of Belfast City Airport is currently underway after Brian Ambrose announced his retirement.

After 16 years of working within this role, Ambrose hopes to depart the airport over the summer.

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Photo Belfast City Airport - Brian Ambrose 

Speaking fondly of his time in the post, he said: “Serving Belfast City Airport as chief executive has been a genuine privilege.

“The achievements of these last few months are certainly some of the proudest of my career and Belfast City Airport is now on stable ground with a core network of 17 routes to UK and European destinations served by five partner airlines.”

New airlines and routes to Northern Ireland have been created during his time at the base, as well as the investment in improving facilities.

Declan Collier, chairman of Belfast City Airport, said: “Under Brian’s leadership, Belfast City Airport has developed into Northern Ireland’s airport of choice.

“His strategic guidance over all these years, particularly the last number of months, has been exceptional, and he will leave having ensured the airport is well-placed and ready to meet an increasing demand for travel later this year and into the future.”

Korn Ferry, a global recruitment firm will be responsible for appointing a new CEO.