Heathrow chooses development boss as its new chief executive

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HEATHROW Airport confirmed yesterday that John Holland-Kaye, its development director, will take over from Colin Matthews as chief executive in July.

Europe’s busiest airport said Holland-Kaye, who has worked for Heathrow since 2009, oversaw the redevelopment at Terminal 2 and helped plan for a third runway.

Matthews announced in April that he was leaving after six years in charge, as the airport fights for government permission to build a third runway. The Airports Commission is due to pick its preferred site for extra airport capacity after the general election.


1 £17BN
How much Heathrow’s preferred runway plan would cost

2 1.5% below inflation
The cap on Heathrow’s airline fee increases until 2019