Consultative Committee members and contact

Member bios and contact

The current membership of the Committee (correct as at 10 September 2018) is as follows:


Dr Peter Smart

Peter has been a member of the Consultative Committee since 2000 and was appointed Chairman in 2006. He was also a member of the former Air Transport Users’ Council for six years. Until his retirement in 2007, he worked at directorate level in Scottish local government (1979 – 1996) and then as a senior lecturer at Aberdeen Business School. He is passionate about all forms of travel and has experience of using well over 100 different airports across all six inhabited continents, including several that appear on the popular ‘most dangerous airports of the world’ list. As Chairman, he is independent of all political and other stakeholder interests. In addition to chairing meetings of AIACC, he represents the Committee on the UK Airports’ Consultative Committee’s Liaison Group, which meets annually and will continue to chair the UKACC’s working group, which normally meets once a year, until June 2018.


AIAL Managing Director

Steve Szalay

Managing Director, Aberdeen International Airport

Email Steve



Margaret Mackenzie

Administrator/PA, AIAL

Email Margaret



Councillor Barney Crocket

Lord Provost of Aberdeen City Council

Email Barney


Councillor Avril MacKenzie

Aberdeen City Council

Email Avril


Councillor Neil MacGregor

Aberdeen City Council

Email Neil


Councillor Gill Samarai 

Aberdeen City Council

Email Gill


Councillor Geva Blackett 

Aberdeenshire Council

Email Geva


Councillor John Cox

Aberdeenshire Council

Email John


Councillor Michael Roy

Aberdeenshire Council

Email Michael


Dr William Harrison

Dyce & Stoneywood Community Council

Email William


Mike Baker

Newhills and Bucksburn Community Council

Email Mike


Phyllis Stuart

British Airways

Email Phyllis


Captain Rob Dyas

British Helicopter Operators Association



Association of British Travel Agents/Scottish Passenger Agents’ Association


Eddie Anderson

North East Scotland Transport Partnership (NESTRANS)

Email Eddie


Seona Shand

Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce

Email Seona


Daryl Heaselgrave


Email Daryl


Ian Armstrong


Email Ian


Oil & Gas UK Representative


Jeremy Wood

Passenger representative

Email Jeremy


Gary Hance

Passenger representative


Andrea Barclay

Representative of Passengers Requiring Special Assistance

Email Andrea