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Ex-Games comms chief one of four joining Prestwick board

Gordon ArthurGordon Arthur (left),  who was communications chief for the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, is one of four appointments to the board of Prestwick Airport.

Mr Arthur previously ran his own consultancy business and before that was director of group corporate affairs at Standard Life.

He is joined on the board of the government-owned airport by Ken Dalton who, prior to his retirement in 2011, was chief executive of global building engineering for AECOM Technology Corporation,  a $7 billion professional and technical services company. From 2001-2010, he was CEO of AECOM Europe with 4,500 employees in architecture, engineering, transport, water, and management services.

Bob Goldfield began his career as an aircraft engineer and then moved on to other military aviation operational roles before joining the civil aviation industry.  He has held positions as airport director and managing director at three airports in the UK and Ireland. He also held the post of  airport manager, operations and technical administration’ at Hong Kong International Airport.  His last full-time post was chief executive of the Port of Dover, Europe’s busiest ferry port.

Jayne Maclennan is a general practice chartered surveyor and holds the position of group director of property and environment with transport company FirstGroup, where she is also a member of the executive management board. She is responsible for the group’s extensive property portfolio including the sale, purchase management and construction of transport facilities across the UK and North America.

She was also involved with the re-development of Bristol Airport before the group divested its interest. She was a founder member of the CBI Scotland’s planning group and chaired the infrastructure and environment group.

Chairman of Prestwick, Andrew Miller, said: “All four have a wide range of experience that will serve Glasgow Prestwick Airport well, and I expect they will all make a considerable contribution to the business.

“I firmly believe the airport has a bright future and it’s my team’s priority to see it return to profitability and become a strategic anchor for economic growth in Ayrshire and Scotland.”

Cabinet Secretary for Infrastructure, Investment and Cities, Keith Brown, said: “This is another important step forward for the future of Glasgow Prestwick Airport.

“We know there is real potential for growth at Glasgow Prestwick Airport, but it will take strong leadership and vision to drive this improvement and transform the airport into the successful and vibrant business we know it can be.”  

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