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Airport top job landed locally

18/03/2013

Aberdeen International Airport has a new permanent MD, following the appointment of Carol Benzie into the top job.

Carol, currently commercial director, has been with the airport team for 5 years in both the commercial and operational functions and will start officially in post on the 1st October.

Born and brought up in the North-east of Scotland, she is a qualified chartered accountant and has over 10 years’ experience in oil and gas, following which she spent a further 7 years in the charitable sector before joining the airport team.

In a statement she said: “I am excited to be taking up this role, given the economic importance of the airport to our region as we continue to expand and grow.

“There are a number of priorities that I am looking forward to progressing, from the plans for the terminal redevelopment to a continued emphasis on improving local surface access and route development for the benefit of our customers. These things will remain as important to me as they have been to my predecessors, and I will also continue the work to constantly keep our safety messages high on the agenda.”

“The coming months and years will be important for our industry and I am delighted to be appointed to this role at such a pivotal time. This city and region has an airport to be proud of and it is a privilege to be given permission to lead its direction.”

The process to find a new commercial director will get underway in the coming weeks.

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