London City Airport has announced the appointment of Wilma Allan as chief financial officer.
Allan joins the airport from Govia Thameslink Railway, where she was CFO. She has more than 20 years’ experience in finance, procurement, systems and IT management. She oversaw the integration of the First Capital Connect and Southern under the GTR brand, led on contractual negotiations with the Department for Transport and was involved in the introduction of the High Speed Javelin services and the rail link between central London and the Olympic Park for the 2012 Games.
Originally hailing from Scotland, Allan attended Aberdeen University and has work for other transport groups, as well as in the motor and oil industries. She joins at a time when London City Airport prepares to embark on the £370 million City Airport Development Programme (CADP), which will enable the airport to serve 6.5 million passengers, add 30,000 movements to the capacity-constrained airports system and connect directly to new European, Middle Eastern and North American markets.
Allan said: “I am excited to be joining London City Airport. It is an airport with enormous potential and I look forward to getting to know the industry, our stakeholders, our passengers and, most importantly, our staff. It is also an airport that is set to grow significantly in the next decade and, along with colleagues, I relish the opportunity to be involved in adding much needed aviation infrastructure, connecting London and London business to new and emerging global markets and continuing to provide what I already consider to be a market-leading passenger proposition.”