Heathrow interim chief operating officer Derek Provan is taking over as managing director of Glasgow airport.

He will succeed Amanda McMillan as both boss of the Scottish airport and chief executive of AGS Airports which also owns Aberdeen and Southampton airports.

Provan joined Heathrow in 2013 having spent three years as managing director of Aberdeen airport and started his aviation career in 1998 at Glasgow airport where he went on to hold a series of senior roles.

He will will take up his position at AGS and Glasgow airport in April, working with the board, chaired by Sir Peter Mason.

Sir Peter said: “Given Derek’s extensive experience and knowledge, not just of the AGS group of airports but the aviation industry as a whole, he was the natural choice of the board.

“It is great to have someone of Derek’s pedigree joining the group and I am looking forward to working with him as we ensure our airports continue to deliver for the communities they serve.”

Provan said: “Very few people are afforded the opportunity to lead the airport at which they started their career. Glasgow has enjoyed remarkable success in recent years and starts 2018 having recorded its busiest year on record.

“I’m excited at the prospect of returning home to build on everything that has been achieved to date.

“As CEO, I will be supporting the local management teams at both Aberdeen International and Southampton airports as we work to cement AGS’s position as one of the UK’s largest and most successful airport groups.”

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