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Our Executive Management

Gordon Dewar

Chief Executive

Gordon took up the post of Chief Executive in July 2012. Previously to this, Gordon spent four years with BAA running Glasgow and Edinburgh airports through periods of extensive investments in terminal capacity and passenger growth from 2007 to 2010. He also spent 2010-2012 as Chief Executive at Bahrain International Airport creating a new arms-length business to operate the government owned airport creating a profitable business for the first time. Prior to working in the airport sector Gordon worked in the public transport sector in commercial operations and consultancy.

In 2015, Gordon won the Scotland IOD Director of the Year, Scottish Business Awards CEO of the Year and the CEO of the Year from the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce.

Gordon is a Board Member of both Visit Scotland and the Scottish Tourism Alliance where he is passionate about Scottish tourism and its economic potential for the country. Gordon is also a Board Member of the Airport Operators Association, the trade body for UK Airports. Gordon achieved his BSc (Hons) in Geography at London School of Economics and an MBA from Strathclyde University Business School.

John Watson

Chief Commercial Officer

John joined Edinburgh Airport in January 2013 as Chief Commercial Officer responsible for the all aspects of the commercial operation including projects and development.

John trained with PricewaterhouseCoopers as a Chartered Accountant specialising in Corporate Finance. Following time as an Investment Manager at 3i plc and Chief Financial Officer of a software firm, Craneware Limited he joined Bank of Scotland Corporate where he led large buyout and take-private equity transactions before moving to senior executive roles including Managing Director of the Commercial (SME) Lending Portfolio for Lloyds Banking Group plc.

John was a founding NxD of the Business Growth Fund plc Board and has served on a number of other private company boards. John is also a member of the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce Committee, ICAS Lothian & Border committee and ICAS Members Board.

Adrian Witherow

Chief Operating Officer

Adrian joined Edinburgh Airport in October 2015 as Chief Operating Officer responsible for the airside, terminal, security, engineering and baggage operations. Previously to working at Edinburgh Airport, Adrian worked at Gatwick Airport looking at operations and business improvements as Head of Terminal and Head of Operations; was General Manager at Biffa Waste Services and worked for General Electric.

Adrian is an Operating Principal with Global Infrastructure Partners and holds a Masters in Chemical Engineering and a Post grad Diploma in Accountancy.

Alastair Couper

Chief Financial Officer

Alastair joined Edinburgh Airport in June 2014 as CFO with responsibility of managing reporting, forecasts and budgets.

Prior to this role, Alastair was the Finance Director for Serco responsible for the facility management and health sectors, Group Finance Controller for John Menzies plc overseeing the capital expenditure, mergers and acquisitions.

Alastair trained as an accountant with KPMG in Glasgow and also spent five years working for BP in Aberdeen and London, mainly performing internal audits around the world.

David Gammie

IT Director

David joined as IT Director in June 2014. David brings both a combination of technology and management experience as an IT Director within Professional Services and Retail sector coupled with over twelve years IT consulting experience with Deloitte, PwC and Accenture.

David expertise is designing IT strategy and the delivery of IT change with an organisation. David holds an MA degree in Economics and Accountancy from Aberdeen University.

Gordon Robertson

Director of Communications

Gordon joined Edinburgh Airport in February 2010 as Director of Communications responsible for all aspects of communications and marketing for Scotland’s busiest airport – a role that sees them deal with a huge variety of stakeholders, media and situations. Gordon’s key task is to explain to the world how the airport will drive growth and choice for passengers and improve the experience at Edinburgh Airport as a whole.

Gordon spent most of his career as a PR and Political Consultant with agencies including Media House International where he headed up its Edinburgh Office. His diverse projects and clients included the Edinburgh Airport Rail Link, Edinburgh Trams, Poppyscotland, the Army and Glasgow Rugby.

Gordon is Chairman of Marketing Edinburgh and a Non-Executive Director of the Scottish Business Resilience Centre.

Gillian Pollock

HR Director

Gillian joined Edinburgh Airport as HR Director in September 2010 with a strong background delivering sustained organisational change.

Previous senior level HR roles over the last 19 years include HR Director for the Globespan Group and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland and Head of HR for a complex, multisite construction and engineering services business going through rapid growth. With 19 years’ experience in HR, Gillian has a track record in providing cost effective and innovative solutions combined with a thorough understanding of operational and business management gained in a wide variety of sectors.

Stephen Swan

Legal Director and Company Secretary

Stephen joined Edinburgh Airport in July 2014 and was appointed Legal Director and Company Secretary in January 2015 responsible for the in-house legal function across all aspects of the airport.

Prior to that Stephen spent seven years as in-house counsel at US defence company Raytheon.

Before moving in-house Stephen carried out corporate and commercial work with UK law firms Dickson Minto and Pinsent Masons.

David Feltham

Head of Organisational Change

David joined Edinburgh Airport in August 2015 as Head of Organisational Change responsible for moving Edinburgh Airport forward through times of growth and change.

David previously worked for the management consultancy firm, McKinsey and Company with a focus on strategy, operations and customer experience. David has more than 15 years’ experience in operational leadership roles working for Toyota, Tesco and Amazon.

Career highlights include lean supply chain development with Toyota, retail productivity programme with Tesco and implementation of a continuous improvement programme for Amazon.