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Wilson joins AGS Airports group as chairman

Lena Wilson

Lena Wilson: joins at important time

Former Scottish Enterprise chief executive Lena Wilson has been appointed chairman of AGS Airports which owns and manages Aberdeen, Glasgow and Southampton airports.

Ms Wilson will take up her post on 1 May, replacing Sir Peter Mason who has chaired AGS since it was formed in 2014 by Ferrovial and Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA).

In an international business career Ms Wilson was a senior investment adviser to the World Bank in Washington DC, where she advised the governments of developing countries around the world on foreign direct investment and private sector development.

Her other board appointments have involved Royal Bank of Scotland, Scotland’s Financial Services Advisory Board and chairman of Scotland’s Energy Jobs Taskforce.

She was chief executive of Scottish Enterprise from November 2009 until October 2017 and prior to that chief executive of Scottish Development International.

She is also a visiting professor at the University of Strathclyde and was appointed a CBE for her services to economic development in Scotland in June 2015.

Derek Provan, chief executive of AGS Airports, said: “Lena joins us at what is a challenging time for the entire aviation sector, however, her unrivalled experience will prove invaluable as we look ahead to the next chapter for AGS.

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