Neil Garwood appointed Managing Director of Southampton Airport

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Neil Garwood appointed Managing Director of Southampton Airport

Southampton Airport has today confirmed that Neil Garwood will succeed Dave Lees as Managing Director.

Neil joined Southampton Airport in October 2010 following six years in the rail freight sector. Initially responsible for management of the terminal facilities, Neil was quickly promoted to Head of Customer Service in July 2011. 

In March 2016, Neil took on the role of Head of Operations with responsibility for all operational activities across the airport including security, airfield, customer experience and the fire service.

Neil will take up his position on 1 June when Dave Lees will depart to take up the role of Chief Executive of Bristol Airport, commencing in August.

Commenting on his appointment, Neil said: “I am taking over at what is a very exciting time for the airport and I am looking forward to working with the great team here to ensure we continue to deliver for our passengers and the region.”

Derek Provan, Chief Executive of AGS Airports, said: “During his eight year career at Southampton Airport, Neil has held a series of senior positions. He takes on the leadership of what is a hugely dedicated and committed team who are focused on achieving even further success for Southampton Airport.”