London City Airport is owned by a Consortium, made up of AIMCo, OMERS, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan and Wren House Infrastructure Management.
Board of Directors
Roy Griffins CB, Chairman
Roy Griffins has been Chairman of Docklands Aviation Group Limited since 1 January 2007. Previously, Roy had a thirty-year career in the British civil and diplomatic service, mostly in international, transport and environment posts. He served as the UK's Director of Railways from 1996 to 1999 and Director General of Civil Aviation from 1999 to 2004. Additionally he was Director General of the Airports Council International in Brussels and chaired the Channel Tunnel Intergovernmental Commission.
Declan Collier, Chief Executive Officer
Declan Collier joined London City Airport as Chief Executive Officer in March 2012. Prior to his appointment he was Chief Executive of the Dublin Airport Authority (DAA), April 2005 to 2012. During this time he oversaw the successful delivery of a £1 billion capital investment programme to modernise the aviation gateways to Ireland, a successful expansion of the DAA’s international airports business and growth in the financial performance of the group.
Before joining the DAA, Declan worked with ExxonMobil, where he held a number of senior executive positions in Ireland and the UK. In his last role at ExxonMobil, he had responsibility for the management of a number of key global businesses in the alternative fuels sector, in addition to the management of the company’s European district heating businesses.
He is President of Airports Council International (Europe), the representative body for European airports and a member of the World Board of the Airports Council International. He has been a Non Executive Director of Allied Irish Banks Ltd (AIB) since January 2009. A native of Dublin, he has a Masters Degree in Economics from Trinity College Dublin.
Patrick Burrows, Chief Financial Officer
Patrick Burrows joined London City Airport in 2011. He is a chartered accountant and most recently held the position of Group Finance Director at New Look, where he led the finance streams of New Look’s 2010 Initial Public Offering process. Patrick previously spent 13 years at Tesco, where he gained a breadth of customer focused experience, holding Finance Director roles in parts of the business as diverse as UK Convenience and Tesco Thailand. He also spent two years as a Procurement Director and delivered £45m of savings.
Darren Grover, Chief Operating Officer
Darren joined London City Airport to set up and manage the Jet Centre which has seen a 400% increase in movements in the first five years. He later transferred to the role of Director, Ramp Services, where he was responsible for over 200 staff working at the heart of the airport's operations. In his role as COO, Darren reports to the Airport's Chief Executive and oversees the day-to-day running of the Airport including terminal services, safety, aerodrome operations, engineering, projects, property, sales and the Jet Centre.
Matthew Hall, Chief Commercial Officer
Matthew Hall was appointed Chief Commercial Officer for London City Airport in March 2011. He has overall responsibility for commercial airline relationships and all other commercial activity including retail, food and beverage, parking, advertising, marketing, PR and e-commerce. Prior to this, Matthew spent five years as Vice President of Airline and Supplier Business Development at Cendant Travel and Distribution Services, later known as Travelport, following the demerger of Cendant, where he was responsible for the sale of technology and distribution services to airline, hotel, car hire, and rail customers. Before joining Cendant in 2006, Matthew spent fourteen years in the airline sector with United Airlines then with American Airlines where his most recent position was Managing Director Sales, Marketing & Reservations for Europe, Middle East & Africa.
Alison FitzGerald, Chief Information Officer
Alison Fitzgerald joined London City Airport as Chief Information Officer (CIO) in January 2014. In this role she has responsibility for the delivery of all technology services to the business. Prior to this, Alison was CIO at the Financial Times where she was responsible for both print and digital technology. Before joining the FT, Alison spent 16 years at Abbey/Santander where she held a number of Senior Management technology positions. She holds a professional Non-Executive Director qualification and has been a Governor on the Board of the University of Bedfordshire since November 2012 where she also chairs the Audit and Risk Committee.