Board changes

Ex-Menzies boss to chair Prestwick as talks drag on

Forsyth Black

Forysth Black: led Menzies

Chairman of Prestwick Airport Andrew Miller is stepping down at the end of this month and will be replaced by former Menzies CEO Forsyth Black.

According to a statement from the Scottish Government Mr Miller has decided to step down after seven years in the role as he wishes to pursue different opportunities.

Mr Black spent 19 years at John Menzies, during which he was also president & managing director of Menzies Aviation.

The Scottish government said the process of returning Prestwick Airport to the private sector continues and decisions have still to be taken in relation to the prospective sale of the business.

“We have committed to updating Parliament on the sale process at the appropriate stage,” it said.

In August this year sources said negotiations with a prospective buyer had stalled over the government’s expectations on price.

Commenting on today’s board changes Finance and Economy Secretary Kate Forbes said: “Following an open recruitment process, I can confirm Forsyth Black has been appointed as the next non-executive chair for TS Prestwick Hold Co Ltd and the operating subsidiary Prestwick Aviation Holdings Ltd.

“Mr Black has had a successful career in the aviation sector and we look forward to him bringing that experience to his new role.

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