A former Virgin Atlantic commercial director is taking over as boss of the world’s largest independent airport slot co-ordinator.

Edmond Rose has been named as CEO of Airport Coordination Ltd (ACL).

The company supports 39 airports worldwide, including 24 in the UK; Dublin, Cork and Shannon in Ireland; five airports in New Zealand; Dubai International and Dubai World Central; Poland’s Poznan and Warsaw airports, Luxembourg airport; Billy Bishop Toronto City airport and Vilnius airport in Lithuania.

Rose, a former board member of ACL, brings 20 years’ aviation industry experience to the role, including expertise in airline regulatory affairs for Virgin Atlantic and British Airways.

He said: “I am looking forward to promoting excellence in schedule co-ordination, delivering insightful, pro-active solutions. I will, with a fine team, be building on ACL’s core UK business to offer value-added coordination to airports across the world.”

Rose added that he aimed to keep ACL “at the forefront of co-ordination; increasing our use of technology and working with a range of partners and industry associations to achieve the best outcomes at constrained airports.”

ACL chairman Jeff Halliwell said: “We are delighted to welcome Edmond, with his fine pedigree of industry experience, to this enhanced new role of CEO.

Rose takes over from interim managing director Mike Robinson, who was in the post following the departure of Chris Bosworth in April.