Scotland business

Airports group chief executive Amanda McMillan to step down

Amanda McMillan Image copyright AGS Airports
Image caption Amanda McMillan has been at the helm of AGS Airports for nearly three years

Airports group AGS has announced that chief executive Amanda McMillan is to step down early next year.

Mrs McMillan has held the post since AGS Airports Ltd acquired Aberdeen, Glasgow and Southampton airports from Heathrow Airport Holdings in late 2014.

She has been chief executive of Glasgow Airport for more than nine years.

In a statement, AGS said Mrs McMillan had decided to stand down following a family decision to relocate to Australia.

She will continue in her role as AGS chief executive until early 2018.

'Outstanding job'

AGS chairman Sir Peter Mason said: "On behalf of the AGS board, I would like to convey our sincere thanks to Amanda for the outstanding job she has done in establishing the AGS Airports Ltd group since its creation in 2014.

"Through her distinctive brand of leadership, AGS has become one of the UK's leading airport groups.

"During this period, our airports in Aberdeen, Glasgow and Southampton have benefited hugely from her drive and commitment to continually improve the customer experience for our growing number of passengers."

Mrs McMillan said: "It is with mixed emotions that I am planning to move on, but this opportunity is one that comes at the right time for us as a family.

"I am immensely proud of the team at AGS which has delivered significant passenger growth, secured new carriers, built enviable destination lists and completed a series of first-class modernisation projects."

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