Airport Coordination Ltd (ACL) today announces that its Managing Director, Chris Bosworth, has decided to step down from the business, and will leave in mid-April. Chris has been instrumental in developing the company into the pre-eminent slot allocation and schedules facilitation business. Over the last eight years the business has developed a reputation which has seen it grow into a key challenger and thought leader. ACL now plays a central role in the development of UK aviation strategy and is currently active on four continents.
Chris Bosworth said: “After eight years leading ACL, I have reflected on my long-term career goals and concluded that the time is right for me to seek a fresh challenge. I feel I have at least one more senior executive role in me before retirement, and I am leaving ACL in a strong and stable position. I have greatly enjoyed meeting the various challenges which the past eight years have presented, and am proud to be leaving ACL in a position poised to be able to push onto new achievements.”
Jeff Halliwell, Independent Chair of ACL, said: “Chris has made a huge contribution to the development of ACL, which has been transformed from the business he joined in 2010. He will be greatly missed, and I know I speak on behalf of all the staff and the Board in thanking him sincerely, and wishing him every further success in his future career. ACL is in a very strong financial and reputational position, and it is therefore an appropriate time for a fresh pair of eyes to lead its further development.”
The Board is launching a process to recruit a new Managing Director. In the meantime, Mike Robinson will assume the role on an interim basis from mid-March. Mike, who has over 30 years’ industry experience, began his career with BA where he held a number of senior management positions in both the UK and overseas. Mike also has experience in the rail industry and of airline start-ups, plus he previously led IATA’s airline consulting practice. Since 2014 Mike has worked in an independent capacity advising clients including Arup, KPMG, LIAT, London Southend Airport and Starbow