Glasgow Talks...Glasgow Airport

Issued: Thu, 24 Jan 2019 10:58:00 GMT

Event details

Date: Thursday 28 February 2019
Time: 8.00am - 10.00am
Venue: 200SVS, 200 St Vincent Street, Glasgow G2 5SG

This February we welcome Derek Provan, CEO of AGS Airports and Mark Johnston, Managing Director, Glasgow Airport as our guest speakers. They will share their vision, touching on the important role the airport plays in supporting Glasgow’s and Scotland’s connectivity and outlining some of the opportunities.

Derek, born in Glasgow and with 20 years’ experience in aviation, has held various director roles in UK and international airports. Derek joined Heathrow in 2013 from his position as Managing Director at Aberdeen International Airport. He has a BSc in Fire Risk Engineering, Master’s Degrees in Risk Management and Business Management and Research. In his recent role of Future Heathrow Director, he was responsible for the future design of an expanded Heathrow to include surface access, terminals, airfield and airspace design and the creation of Heathrow’s master plan and future operating models. Further to being Heathrow’s Interim Chief Operating Officer, Derek took up the role of CEO of AGS Airports in April. Derek is active in numerous aviation forums within the UK and is a founding member of the Performance Based Regulation Industry Group working with the CAA to ensure that the industry forms an integral part of future regulation in UK Aviation.

Mark joined Glasgow Airport as Continuous Improvement Project Manager in 2000. He then went on to hold a number of different roles within the airport operation, including Head of Terminal and Security, Head of Infrastructure and Technical Services and latterly Operations Director, before being appointed Managing Director in May this year. Mark has a BA Honours in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Heriot Watt University and also an MBA from Glasgow University. He is responsible for leading and developing Glasgow Airport - a high profile, complex business that supports over 5,000 jobs, involves multiple private and public stakeholders and is a critical part of Scotland’s transport infrastructure.

Glasgow Talks - sponsored by the Adam Smith Business School and the Clydesdale Bank - is the Glasgow Chamber of Commerce's monthly series of business seminars featuring influential guest speakers drawn from the business and political elite.

As part of our sponsorship with the Glasgow Talks series, a limited number of free places are available for students, staff and alumni of the Adam Smith Business School. If you would like a free place for this event, please email to by Thursday 21 February 2019. Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

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