Stansted has announced a number of changes to its senior management team following the recent appointment of new CEO Andrew Cowan (pictured).

Martin Jones has been appointed commercial director responsible for retail, car parking and business development. He previously worked as MAG interim retail director having joined the business from Marks and Spencer in 2015.

Daniel Gallo joins the Stansted team as customer service and security director having been MAG HR director and takes over from Karen Smart who moves to the position of Stansted’s assets management director responsible for developing the airport’s future infrastructure needs.

Martin Lyall, who previously held the position of assets management director, is now Stansted’s transformation programme director while James Dix has joined as finance director from Drax Group plc, having worked in the USA for three years as senior vice president for finance.

Andrew Cowan, Stansted’s CEO, said: “I am delighted to welcome the new members of our management team that not only strengthen the expertise of the senior leadership team at the airport but allow us to really focus on the key areas of the business: continuing to grow our passenger numbers; transform the airport’s infrastructure; enhance the customer experience and leverage existing and future commercial opportunities.”

“It’s vital we continue to attract the best talent to Stansted to enable us to successfully deliver our ambitious plans for the airport so I’m delighted welcome the new team members and very much look forward to working together in what promises to be an exciting and successful new chapter for Stansted.”

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