London City Airport announces chief executive appointment

London City Airport (LCA) is appointing a new chief executive Declan Collier who has spent the last six years running the Dublin Airport Authority (DAA).

Mr Collier will replace Richard Gooding, the chief executive officer of the Docklands airport for the last 15 years.

Mr Gooding will join LCA’s board as a non-executive director with the changes to be made early next year.

Roy Griffins, LCA’s chairman, said: “We are delighted to have secured somebody of Declan Collier’s calibre and experience.

“Declan has led DAA through a transformational period in terms of its infrastructure and business culture.

“He is a respected voice within the aviation industry through his involvement with Airports Council International.

“At the same time we are delighted to be retaining Richard Gooding’s extensive knowledge and experience.

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“LCA underwent significant development during Richard’s outstandingly successful tenure as CEO. “The airport enjoyed a four-fold increase in traffic to more than three million passengers a year.”

Mr Collier became chief executive of DAA in 2005 following a career with ExxonMobil.

He said: “I am really looking forward to my new role at London City, and to playing my part in the future growth and development of the airport following the great work carried out by Richard Gooding and his team.”

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