Glasgow Prestwick Airport – Non-Executive Chair appointment
The appointment was confirmed by Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon today.
Glasgow Prestwick Airport was bought by the Scottish Government in November 2013. Since then TS Prestwick HoldCo Ltd has been chaired by a Transport Scotland official on an interim basis. Andrew Miller will take over that role, and Chair of the subsidiary company Prestwick Aviation Holdings Ltd. He will work with the airport’s CEO, Iain Cochrane, to drive the business forward and implement the measures set out in the Vision Statement published on 31 October.
The Deputy First Minister said:
"Following an open recruitment process, I can confirm Andrew Miller as the Non-Executive Chair for TS Prestwick Hold Co Ltd and the operating subsidiary Prestwick Aviation Holdings Ltd.
"Andrew has a wealth of experience in business development across the aviation sector. He will work closely with the management team to take forward the proposals in the Vision Statement, published on 31 October."
Andrew is expected to take up post shortly.
Andrew Miller graduated from Aberdeen University with a keen interest in Aviation which took him to British Airways at Heathrow before moving to Price Waterhouse Coopers (PWC) as a management consultant in London.
Positions in retail followed, including periods as Managing Director of a Dixons Stores Group subsidiary and Regional President for the Pacific Region for the world’s largest Duty Free retail operator.
Andrew returned to Aviation to work with Air New Zealand where he firstly ran their Domestic Airline Group with 51 aircraft under his control. Latterly at Air New Zealand, Andrew rose to be the Chief Operating Officer of their Global Aviation Business.
For the past 10 years Andrew has been CEO and owner of CAPA Consulting working as an advisor in the broader field of Aviation with clients ranging from Airlines, Governments, Tourism bodies, Pension funds and Investment Banks. CAPA have done extensive work in the Low Cost Airline sector where Andrew did 3 low cost Airline start-ups. In the Airport sectors Andrew has undertaken privatisation work, business development plans and government policy reviews in Asia Pacific and the African subcontinent.
Andrew joins Glasgow Prestwick Airport as Chair with a wealth of relevant aviation experience to work with the management team to develop a sound future for this important Scottish asset.