Heathrow boss steps down

Heathrow boss steps down

Matthews to leave after opening of Terminal 2

Matthews to leave after opening of Terminal 2

Colin Matthews will leave Heathrow later this year
Colin Matthews will leave Heathrow later this year

Heathrow Airport’s CEO Colin Matthews has stepped down from the role.

Matthews joined the airport in March 2008 and will leave after the new Terminal 2 opens in June.

Under his leadership the airport has seen its passenger rating improve from less than 50% to more than 75%; handled the Olympics traffic and oversee the success of Terminal 5.

“It has been a privilege to serve as CEO of Heathrow for the last six years. With a strong leadership team, the company continues to raise standards of passenger service, improve efficiency and reduce costs. The opening of Terminal 2: The Queen’s Terminal in June this year is a further important step in the transformation of Heathrow and long term prospects are bright following the decision of the Airports Commission to shortlist our proposal for a new runway. So once Terminal 2 has opened later this year, I have decided the time is right to pass on the baton,” said Matthews.

A search has started for a successor with the aim to have a new CEO in place later this year.

“Colin has done a fantastic job of improving Heathrow for passengers and will remain as Chief Executive until his successor is in place to ensure a smooth transition,” said Heathrow’s chairman Sir Nigel Rudd.

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