Meet the Team

About Neil

Neil was appointed as the CEO of Airport Coordination Limited in March 2021 and is the first ACL CEO with an airport management background. Neil was formerly Managing Director of Southampton Airport, where he had been for ten years. Previously, Neil was with rail freight and logistics company DB Schenker. Neil has a BA Hons degree in Business Law and is part way through his MBA at the University of Winchester.

neil.garwood@acl-uk.org

Neil Garwood

Chief Executive Officer

About Jo

I am a qualified accountant with over 30 years of airline industry experience, my background includes commercial, financial and engineering roles. I started my career as an aircraft engineer and have a Masters degree in Business Administration from Lancaster University and a BEng in Air Transport Engineering. My move to ACL in 2011 allowed me to use much of this experience in the FD role.

jo.clarke@acl-uk.org

Jo Clarke

Finance Director

About Alasdair

I discovered my passion for aviation as in-house counsel for Virgin Atlantic. Having subsequently moved into other industries including carbon fibre production, I couldn’t resist the urge to get back to aviation and join ACL.

alasdair.adie@acl-uk.org

Alasdair Adie

Head of Regulatory Affairs and General Counsel

About Jon

My own passion for aviation developed through my 30 years in the industry, working with British Airways in various commercial, operational and customer roles before joining ACL in 2018 as Head of Coordination.

jon.rowell@acl-uk.org

Jon Rowell

Head of Coordination

About Tony

With over 35 years of experience in the aviation industry with close to twenty years at ACL I head a team of 4 IT specialists supporting all aspects of ACL’s global business infrastructure.

tony.simons@acl-uk.org

Tony Simons

Head of IS

About Richard

Richard brings his extensive aviation experience to ACL and manages a dedicated team of coordinators, as well as managing ACL’s remote offices in Manchester, Dubai and Auckland.

richard.cann@acl-uk.org

Richard Cann

Head of Coordination

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