London City Airport has confirmed Rob Holden CBE as its new Chairman of the Board, with immediate effect.

Rob will lead the Board and oversee London City Airport as it continues its £500 million development programme, tracks toward a record 4.7 million annual passengers this year, and continues to serve new destinations in the UK and abroad.

Rob has vast experience and expertise in delivering transport and infrastructure projects, as former Chairman for High Speed 1 (HS1), Eurostar UK Ltd and two years serving as Chief Executive Officer of Crossrail. He is currently Chairman of the Submarine Delivery Agency (SDA) and holds non-executive roles at Electricity North West, EDF (for the Sizewell C Project), and the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority.
He replaces Sir Terry Morgan, who stepped down as London City Airport Chairman in September to take up the post of Chairman of HS2.

Rob Holden, Chairman of London City Airport, said: “The investment in the airport is a huge vote of confidence, not only in the airport’s future, but also in London’s. The development programme, which is already underway, will make an already great airport even better, and I am looking forward to working closely with the Chief Executive, Robert Sinclair, and his executive team on taking this forward.”

Robert Sinclair, CEO of London City Airport, said: “Rob is hugely respected in the transport and infrastructure sectors, as well as across Whitehall. His experience will be an invaluable asset for London City Airport as we take forward our development programme, improve surface access, welcome more passengers and airlines and plan for our long-term future.”

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