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.
WHAT’S IN JOHN HOLLAND-KAYE’S INBOX
How much Heathrow’s preferred runway plan would cost
2 1.5% below inflation
The cap on Heathrow’s airline fee increases until 2019