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Airport boss moving on

18/03/2010

Aberdeen Airport Managing Director, Kevin Brown, has this morning confirmed he is set to leave his post, after more than three years in the top job.

He is moving to the capital to the role of Managing Director at Edinburgh Airport, taking over from the outgoing MD Gordon Dewar. He is due to leave at the end of July.

Mr Brown has been in his current post at Aberdeen since 2007, but joined BAA back in 2002. He leaves behind him a legacy of significant capital developments at Aberdeen Airport and is credited with helping bring about considerable modernisation changes at the airport.

Speaking just after it was confirmed he said "I will be sad to leave Aberdeen Airport, where I have so many great memories and have met so many dedicated and passionate people. It is a great airport that communities across the North-east, and beyond, should be rightly proud of.

"I am pleased to be staying within the BAA group and am looking forward to the new challenge. There can be no doubt that there is a lot to get my teeth into this new position, not least helping make sure Edinburgh Airport remains productive and competitive. Despite significant growth in recent months, and while other airports have suffered during the recession, we cannot become complacent and everyone is aware that staying at the top of our game will involve a great deal of work."

Stephen Peat, Managing Director of BAA's Airports Division, said "Kevin has a strong track record in delivering passenger service improvements and building strong relationships with airlines. I'm sure you will join me in congratulating him and wishing him well in his challenging new position.

"The process to appoint a managing director in Aberdeen is not yet complete, and we will make a further announcement in due course."

Notes to the Editor: 

Kevin joined BAA in the Engineering Department at Heathrow back in 2002. He began working at Aberdeen in November 2003 and after a variety of roles he became Managing Director in 2007. He took on a joint leadership role, managing the Dyce terminal plus Southampton Airport, in 2009. 

He was educated at Robert Gordon and Strathclyde Universities, and is married with twin daughters

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