Birmingham airport has appointed Andy Duggins as technical services director, effective 1 October.
Duggins was previously a project director at High Speed 2 and has more than 25 years’ experience working on high-profile projects.
The role was previously held on an interim basis by Rod Huse, who will conduct a hand-over with Duggins. Huse oversaw a £14.5 million investment programme to improve the airport’s facilities over the last 12 months.
Commenting on his new role, Duggins said: “This is a fantastic opportunity and I am very excited to be joining Birmingham airport as technical services director. I look forward to helping deliver the regional and business operations for our airport.”
Simon Richards, acting MD, added: “I am delighted to welcome Andy to Birmingham airport. He joins us at an exciting time when we are developing our Master Plan, which will ensure that our airport facilities deliver great customer experience, meet forecast demand growth and deliver operational efficiencies.
“Over the next three years Birmingham airport will be investing £130 million in its facilities, including an extension and modernisation of the departure lounge, enlarged security facility and expanded self-service check-in facilities. Andy’s knowledge and experience will undoubtedly equip him to successfully deliver these high-profile projects and he will certainly be an asset to Birmingham airport’s executive team.”