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Leadership Team

Leading LCY into the future

Alison FitzGerald | Chief Executive Officer

Alison FitzGerald was appointed Chief Executive Officer in May 2024. Alison joined London City Airport as Chief Information Officer in January 2014 and subsequently became Chief Operating Officer (COO) in September 2016. As COO, Alison had 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 her roles at the airport, 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 currently sits on the Board of the Royal Docks Management Authority (RoDMA).

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.

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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