The Regional and City Airports’ board of directors have today (17/12/08) announced that from 1 January 2009 Jamie Christon will take over as the Managing Director of Exeter International Airport.
RCA, the company set up by Balfour Beatty Capital to run the airport, also announced that John Spooner, who has held the position of Interim Managing Director since the acquisition of the airport by RCA in January 2007, steps down but remains on the board as non-executive director.
Commenting on the change to the management structure at the airport, Balfour Beatty Capital’s, Managing Director Ian Rylatt said: “John has guided the airport for the past two years and we would like to express our thanks to him for the way in which he has handled the airport’s transfer from Devon County Council ownership. We wish Jamie well in his new position in what is a very challenging time for the aviation business.
Commenting on his appointment Jamie Christon said: “I am delighted to be leading the team at Exeter into 2009 and beyond. Exeter airport has a great future and is extremely well supported by the community and stakeholders. My aim is to strengthen these relationships and grow the airport sustainably.”