Cardiff Airport bolsters Board as part of revival plans

Posted on 25 April, 2023 by Advance 

Cardiff Airport has recently appointed Jonathan Stott and Andy Jones to the Board of Directors to strengthen the team Chaired by Wayne Harvey.

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Cardiff Airport has recently appointed Jonathan Stott and Andy Jones to the Board of Directors to strengthen the team Chaired by Wayne Harvey.

The airport suffered significantly during the Covid-19 crisis, but has been recovering in recent months. The Board has been leading the airport through a five year rescue and restructuring plan. These appointments will contribute to the delivery of those strategic plans.

Jonathan Stott, a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, has recently taken over as the Finance Director and Company secretary.

Jonathan brings his highly entrepreneurial and commercially minded leadership skills to the board following a 23-year career across a range of sectors including Corporate Finance, Banking & Insurance, Audit, Property Development and Transport. Jonathan qualified as a Chartered Accountant whilst working for PwC. He also gained a valuable understanding of the cost challenges in the transport industry through working at Arriva Trains Group, where he helped to manage a portfolio of UK Rail Franchises. Jonathan is highly experienced in fund raising and delivering strategic projects and acquisitions, having worked closely with a broad range of finance providers, particularly Private Equity and Pension Funds.

Andy Jones recently joined the Board of Cardiff Airport as a Non-Executive Director and has added responsibilities as Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee. He has enjoyed a career building an extensive working knowledge in senior leadership roles across a broad range of industries, both at board and executive levels.

Andy was most recently the CEO of the Port of Milford Haven which he joined in 2011 as Finance Director and was elevated to run the business in 2018. In 2022, Andy decided to put his experience to use in a different way and stepped down from his CEO role. Andy supports a Pembrokeshire business as an Independent Trustee for its Employee Ownership Scheme and remains passionate about the Future Generations activity in Wales with his support for the Commissioner’s Office. He also continues in his role as a Board Governor for Pembrokeshire College.

Wayne Harvey, Chair of Cardiff Airport, said: “I am delighted that both Jonathan and Andy joined the Board of Cardiff Airport.

“We have a strong and dynamic board with the right skills to address the challenges of operating a complex business whilst taking advantage of the opportunities available to develop and enhance airport activities. Our strategy for growth is focused on building our airline relationships, adding more choice for our passengers and developing on the potential that exists within the airport campus to diversify our business.”

“We are working with our new board members and the wider airport team to meet the strong demand for air travel together with the development of our non-passenger related business activities.”

The appointed Cardiff Airport Board Membership as of 4th April 2023, is as follows:

Wayne Harvey, Chairman (appointed member since June 2020)                                 

Spencer Birns, CEO (appointed member since December 2013)                                          

Jonathan Stott, FD & Co-Secretary (appointed member since January 2023)

Ceri Mashlan, Operations Director (appointed member since May 2022)

Geraint Davies, Non-Executive Director (appointed member since April 2013)                      

Terry Morgan, Non-Executive Director (appointed member since March 2017)                

Anne Jessopp, Non-Executive Director (appointed member September 2022)

Andy Jones, Non-Executive Director (appointed member since March 2023)