Manchester Airports Group Gets New Chief Operating Officer

The Manchester Airports Group (MAG) has announced a new Chief Operating Officer to bring together the management of the four airports of Manchester, East Midlands, Bournemouth and Humberside in addition to confirming its new managing director for Manchester Airport.

Following on from the earlier appointment of Charlie Cornish as MAG’s new group chief executive in June, Penny Coates, the current MD of the Group’s smaller airports, will be promoted to the role of chief operating officer.

Andrew Harrison, the current commercial director at Manchester, will replace Andrew Cornish as the new managing director of Manchester Airport. He joined the airport in 2005 to focus on the retail portfolio, and specifically the redevelopment of the airport's three terminals, launching over $127 million of improvements in July 2009. 

Coates and Harrison will take up their new roles from September 15. The post of East Midlands Airport’s managing director will be advertised internally across MAG with any appointment likely to also be effective from September.

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