London Stansted Airport has appointed Steve Griffiths as the new chief operating officer. Griffiths recently worked as the chief operating officer for Transport for London (TfL) and prior to that, Virgin Atlantic Airways.
Griffiths will be responsible for the day-to-day leadership of the airport while it undertakes its biggest ever capital program. He will report to Ken O’Toole, chief executive of London Stansted.
Joining on October 15, 2018, Griffiths will replace Brad Miller who will be moving to Manchester to take up the role of chief of staff for Stansted’s parent company, Manchester Airports Group (MAG).
Commenting on the appointment, O’Toole said, “Steve joins London Stansted at the most exciting period in our history – we are the fastest growing major airport in the UK, have just embarked on a transformational £600m (US$790m) construction program and continue to attract new airlines, and support the growth of existing partners, to serve the vibrant London market and burgeoning Eastern England region.
“Steve has a wealth of experience with particular strengths in customer service, safety, operational excellence and the management of diverse stakeholder relationships. I am confident that Steve will bring the energy and experience required to build on the great foundations that exist at Stansted and I look forward to working with him as the airport continues its upward trajectory.”
Griffiths added, “It is clear that Stansted has huge potential and my role will focus on working with the talented team and with our partners and stakeholders across the airport, to deliver unrivalled customer service in a safe and efficient operating environment. In doing so we will enable London Stansted to continue to be the fastest growing airport in London over the next 10 years, a period during which we expect more than 50% of all of London’s air traffic growth to come through London Stansted.”