Page last updated at 13:41 GMT, Tuesday, 15 July 2008 14:41 UK

New airport boss switches cities

Gordon Dewar
Gordon Dewar will run Edinburgh Airport from September

The man who guided Glasgow Airport through last year's terror attack is to take over the reins at Edinburgh Airport.

Gordon Dewar, 41, is to start his new role as managing director in September, making him the third person in the post in just 18 months.

He will supersede David Johnston who is moving to a job with airport operator BAA as group procurement director.

Mr Dewar, who is from Edinburgh, joined BAA in February last year.

Amanda McMillan is to become managing director of Glasgow Airport.

Mr Dewar said, "It has been a privilege to lead the team at Glasgow Airport over the last 17 months, particularly in the immediate aftermath of last year's attack, when the dedication and professionalism of our staff ensured the airport was back in business within 24 hours.

I am now looking forward to returning to my home city to manage Edinburgh Airport, which is crucial to the capital's future success
Gordon Dewar

"That ongoing hard work and commitment from the team provides Glasgow Airport with a bright future and I wish Amanda every success in taking the airport to even greater success in the years ahead.

"Having been born and brought up in Edinburgh and having spent most of my working life in the capital, I am now looking forward to returning to my home city to manage Edinburgh Airport, which is crucial to the capital's future success.

"With a rapidly growing network of international routes and an ambitious programme of investment in the years ahead, I am confident we can continue to provide an airport of which Scotland's capital city can be proud."

Colin Matthews, BAA's chief executive said: "Amanda and Gordon have been key members of the BAA Scotland team over the past two years and both have a strong insight into the businesses which they will now lead."


SEE ALSO
Trams 'will help airport grow'
31 Mar 08 |  Edinburgh, East and Fife
Airport managing director leaves
30 Jan 07 |  Edinburgh, East and Fife

RELATED INTERNET LINKS
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites


FEATURES, VIEWS, ANALYSIS
Has China's housing bubble burst?
How the world's oldest clove tree defied an empire
Why Royal Ballet principal Sergei Polunin quit

BBC iD

Sign in

BBC navigation

Copyright © 2015 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific