Southampton Airport has confirmed Neil Garwood will succeed Dave Lees as managing director.
Garwood joined the airport in October 2010 and was initially responsible for the management of the terminal facilities, before being promoted to head of customer service in July 2011.
He became head of operations in March 2016, where he was responsible for all operational activities across the airport. Garwood will take up the position of managing director on June 1 when Lees departs to take on the role of chief executive of Bristol Airport.
Commenting on his appointment, Garwood said, “I am taking over at what is a very exciting time for the airport and I am looking forward to working with the great team here to ensure we continue to deliver for our passengers and the region.”
Derek Provan, chief executive of AGS Airports, which operates the airport, said, “During his eight-year career at Southampton Airport, Neil has held a series of senior positions. He takes on the leadership of what is a hugely dedicated and committed team who are focused on achieving even further success for Southampton Airport.”