London Luton Airport appoints new chairman

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Keith Ludeman has been appointed chairman of London Luton Airport (LLA), the UK’s fifth-largest airport.

Ludeman, chairman of High Speed One (HS1) and a former CEO of Go-Ahead Group, joined LLA on May 23, 2019. He takes over as chairman at what the airport considers the most successful time in its 80-year history. Following the completion of a £160m (US$200m) transformation project in December 2018 and a period of record growth in passenger numbers, LLA is set to handle 18 million passengers per year by 2020.

With decades of experience in senior roles in the transport and infrastructure sectors, Ludeman will be instrumental in steering the airport as it enters a new phase, aiming to deliver a world-class travel experience, a stronger local economy and much-needed air capacity in the Southeast of England.

Alberto Martin, CEO of LLA, said, “Keith has an enviable reputation in the UK transport and infrastructure sectors. He will be a great addition to the board, bringing valuable knowledge and experience as we move into this new phase.”

As well as his current role as chairman of HS1, Ludeman is also the senior independent director of Eversholt Rail Group, chairman of the board of trustees for the London Transport Museum, and chairman of Bristol Water.

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