London City Airport appoints Alison FitzGerald as new CEO

Alison FitzGerald has been appointed as CEO of London City Airport

London City Airport today confirmed that Alison FitzGerald has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Alison, who held the role of Chief Operating Officer (COO) at London City Airport since September 2016, assumes the role of CEO with immediate effect.

Since January 2024, Alison served as co-CEO of London City Airport alongside Chief Financial Officer, Wilma Allan.

Alison began her tenure at London City Airport over a decade ago, joining as Chief Information Officer (CIO) in January 2014.

Since then and in her role as COO, she has been responsible for leading the airport’s success in becoming the first major UK airport to fully deploy next generation CT security scanners for its passengers, enabling travellers to pass through security without removing laptops and liquids from their hand luggage, the implementation of the world’s first major Digital Air Traffic Control Tower, and has worked with aircraft manufacturers and airlines to enable the introduction of next generation aircraft into the airport.

In her new role as CEO, Alison’s key priorities will include continuing to grow the business by working with new and existing airlines to offer new destinations to passengers and build on London City’s excellent punctuality, speed of service and award-winning customer experience.

Mel Ewell, Chair of London City Airport, said: “On behalf of the Board, I am delighted to welcome Alison as our new CEO given her strong track record of delivering results at London City.

“After an extensive search process, we are confident that Alison is the right person to lead the business through its next phase of growth.”

Alison FitzGerald, newly appointed CEO of London City Airport, said: “I’m hugely excited to take on the role as CEO and to lead our great team at London City as we enter the next stage of our growth journey.

“London City delivers one of the best passenger experiences in the UK and I’m committed to building on this success even further.”

Alison will sit on the Board of London City Airport and lead the company’s Leadership Team, which also includes Chief Financial Officer Wilma Allan, Chief Commercial Officer Andrew Hodges and Chief People Officer Michael Spiers.