Gatwick Airport Limited has announced the appointment of Stephanie Wear as its new Head of Aviation Development.
An A380 taking off from Gatwick.
Courtesy Gatwick Airport Lrd / VINCI Airports
Reporting to Gatwick’s Chief Commercial Officer, Jonathan Pollard, Mrs Wear was previously Director of Air Service Development and Cargo Services for the City of Philadelphia Division of Aviation, which owns and operates Philadelphia International Airport and Northeast Philadelphia Airport. In her new role at Gatwick Mrs Wear will also be working closely with colleagues in the wider VINCI Airports network.
Prior to her time in Philadelphia Stephanie was Director of Aviation and Economic Development as well as the Director of the Tenerife Convention Bureau for the Tenerife Tourism Corporation, the official tourism agency for the island of Tenerife. Mrs Wear also worked as the Head of Procurement and International Projects in the Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Navigation of Tenerife helping to diversify the island’s economy by attracting foreign direct investment and working with companies to increase commercial activity. She holds an MBA and Masters in Marketing and Communications
Jonathan Pollard, Chief Commercial Officer for Gatwick said: “I’m delighted to welcome Stephanie to our senior leadership team at Gatwick. As with the rest of the aviation industry we have inevitably experienced difficult times recently due to the pandemic, however we are confident about rebuilding our business and stimulating further growth in the future. Stephanie will be an integral part of that success given her strong experience in airline services and routes expansion.”
Gatwick is the UK’s second largest airport and flies a range of both short and long-haul point-to-point services. The airport is a vital piece of the UK’s national infrastructure and is also a major driver for both the regional and national economies. In 2019, a new long-term partnership was formed with the world’s leading airport operator, VINCI Airports, which purchased a 50.01% stake in the airport. VINCI Airports manages 45 airports in 12 countries in Europe, Asia and on the American continent.