Heathrow set to name CEO

Kate McCann
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JOHN Holland-Kaye is set to be appointed as the new chief executive of Heathrow, according to Sky News city editor Mark Kleinman.

Heathrow Airport Holdings is to announce the new appointment as soon as this week, after Colin Matthews stepped down in April following six years at the top.

Holland-Kaye is currently the airport's development director and is understood to be first choice for the role, but is yet to be approved by the airport’s shareholders. A Heathrow spokesman declined to comment.