London City Airport has appointed Robert Sinclair as CEO of London City Airport, replacing Declan Collier who is stepping down. Sinclair is currently the CEO of Bristol Airport, a position he has held since 2008.
Sinclair is a qualified chartered accountant and solicitor. Prior to taking on the role at Bristol, he was the chief financial officer of Auckland International Airport in New Zealand, following a 10-year career with UBS in investment banking. He is now expected to take up the role at London City Airport from October 30.
Sinclair said, “I’m excited to be joining London City Airport. It’s an airport that plays a vital role in connecting Britain, and in particular its business community, globally; and through the City Airport Development Programme it will be able to serve 6.5 million passengers per year, and 111,000 flight movements by 2025 – adding much needed aviation capacity at a time when Britain needs it most.”
Terry Morgan, London City Airport chairman, said, “On behalf of the board I want to welcome Robert to London City Airport. He arrives at a very exciting point in the growth of the airport with our City Airport Development Programme due to commence from the end of this year.
“I have no doubt that the experience that he brings from his time at Bristol Airport and Auckland Airport before that will be very important in this next stage of London City Airport’s success story.”