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Leadership Team

Leading LCY into the future

Robert Sinclair | Chief Executive Officer

Robert joined as Chief Executive Officer in October 2017, bringing a broad range of airport management and general business experience to the role.

Before LCY, Robert was CEO of Bristol Airport between 2008 and 2017. During that time he worked with his senior management team to lead the business through the UK recession, achieving record passenger volumes, securing a comprehensive planning approval to expand the airport and completing a significant development programme.

Prior to his role at Bristol Airport, Robert was Chief Financial Officer at Auckland Airport with responsibility for the finance, strategy, corporate affairs and IT divisions at New Zealand’s international gateway airport.

Robert is a qualified lawyer and chartered accountant with a background in professional services and banking, and has worked in Auckland, Sydney, New York, Hong Kong and London. He is a Board member of the Airport Operator’s Association (AOA), the UK’s airport trade association.

Wilma Allan | Chief Financial Officer

Wilma joined as Chief Financial Officer in January 2018 following 19 years as a Finance Director/CFO in the rail industry, including her previous role of CFO for Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR). 

During her tenure at GTR, Wilma focussed on people development, continuous improvement and complex contractual negotiations. She has over 20 years’ experience in finance, procurement, systems and IT management across transport/automotive, oil, and nuclear industries. 

Wilma is originally from Scotland and has a Masters in Accounting and Finance from Aberdeen University.

Alison FitzGerald | Chief Operating Officer

Alison FitzGerald was appointed as Chief Operating Officer (COO) at London City Airport in September 2016, having joined as Chief Information Officer (CIO) in January 2014. As COO, Alison has responsibility for the overall airfield operation, security, passenger proposition as well as for the delivery of all technology services to the business, including the Digital Air Traffic Control Tower.

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.

Andrew Hodges | Chief Commercial Officer

Andy was appointed Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) at London City Airport in February 2023, having spent more than 25 years in the air transport industry across leading airlines and in strategic consulting. 

He has held a wide variety of senior commercial and finance roles, including in the start-up and launch of Norse Atlantic (where he was Chief Commercial Officer responsible for network strategy, route performance, product development, sales, marketing distribution and customer service), Norwegian Air Shuttle, easyJet, British Airways and Deloitte.

He is a Chartered Accountant and has a first-class BEng degree in Aeronautics & Astronautics from Southampton University.

Michael Spiers | Chief People Officer

Michael was appointed Chief People Officer (CPO) at London City Airport in May 2016, having joined the airport as HR Director in May 2013. Prior to this he was Head of HR for Nuclear and Renewable Energy at Centrica Energy and also held the role of Head of HR for the Centrica Group. 

Previously Michael spent 15 years with Sainsbury's Supermarkets Ltd where he worked in various Retail HR roles before completing his final five years there as HR Business Partner to the Trading and Commercial divisions.

He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (FCIPD) and holds a Masters degree in Human Resources, Employment Law and Chemistry. He has been a Governor of the Aylward Academy since 2014 and chairs the Achievement and Standards Committee there.


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