A former Luton airport boss is joining the board of Southend airport owner Stobart Group.

Clive Condie was chairman of Luton airport for almost five years until 2018 and acted as interim chief executive in 2014.

He has more than 35 years’ experience in the aviation industry including having also worked for British Airways and Manchester airport.

Condie is joining the board of the aviation and energy infrastructure group as a non-executive director from July 1 and  will become a member of its audit, remuneration and nomination committees.

Stobart Group non-executive chairman David Shearer said: “I am delighted to welcome Clive to the board of Stobart Group at this important time.

“His breadth of experience across the aviation and airport sectors will prove invaluable to us as we implement our long- term strategy to develop London Southend airport.”