London City Airport names new chief finance officer

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London City Airport (LCY) has appointed Wilma Allan as its new chief finance officer. Allan has over 20 years of experience in finance, procurement, systems and IT management and is currently CFO for Govia Thameslink Railway.

Allan is joining London City Airport as it is about to embark on the £370m (US$500m) City Airport Development Programme (CADP), which will enable the airport to serve 6.5 million passengers, add 30,000 movements to the capacity-constrained London airports system, and connect the location directly to new European, Middle Eastern, African and North American markets.

Allan said, “I am excited to be joining London City Airport. It is an airport with enormous potential and I look forward to getting to know the industry, our stakeholders, our passengers and, most importantly, our staff.

“It is also an airport that is set to grow significantly in the next decade and, along with colleagues, I relish the opportunity to be involved in adding much needed aviation infrastructure, connecting London and London business to new and emerging global markets, and continuing to provide, what I already consider to be, a market leading passenger proposition.”

Sir Terry Morgan, London City Airport chairman, commented, “On behalf of the board I am very pleased to welcome Wilma to London City Airport. Her track record in UK railways is synonymous with transformation, innovation and delivering results for customers.

“She joins LCY in the year we turn 30 years old, but also as we are about to invest in the airport via the City Airport Development Programme, as well as building the UK’s first digital air traffic control tower. I am certain that Wilma’s experience will be an invaluable asset as we approach this exciting period.”

Wilma is the latest addition to the LCY executive team and follows the appointment of the airport’s new CEO, Robert Sinclair. Allan is expected to begin her new role in early 2018.

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