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Former council boss takes interim airport role

Richard JennerPrestwick Airport has appointed a former council boss and one of the country’s leading aviation industry specialists as interim chief executive.

Richard Jenner will take over from current CEO, Iain Cochrane and will work with Prestwick chairman, Andrew Miller, and the newly expanded non-executive board to help build the airport’s commercial standing and strengthen links with the local business community over the coming months.

In addition to his time as managing director at both Norwich and Humberside International Airports, Mr Jenner spent a period as general manager at Prestwick in the 1990s following a 12 year tenure as chief executive of Kilmarnock & Loudon district council.

Andrew Miller, chairman at Prestwick Airport, commented:  “Richard Jenner is a hugely respected aviation executive and I am delighted that he will be joining the team at Glasgow Prestwick Airport while we continue our recruitment process for a permanent Chief Executive.

“I would also like to take this opportunity to again acknowledge the contribution Iain Cochrane has made to Glasgow Prestwick Airport over the past 20 years.  We wish Iain all the best for the future.

“It is no secret that the airport has faced many challenges over a number of years however, I am confident that Glasgow Prestwick has a very positive future ahead.  Richard’s extensive local knowledge and aviation industry experience will be particularly important as the airport looks to strengthen existing relationships and develop new commercial links with the Ayrshire and wider Scottish business community in the coming months.”

Mr Jenner commented: “Glasgow Prestwick Airport is moving through a period of positive change and I very much look forward to working with the Chairman, Non-Executive Board and everyone associated with the airport to help Glasgow Prestwick re-establish its position as one of the country’s most important strategic economic assets.”

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