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Heathrow Airport Poaches Thomas Woldbye from Copenhagen Airport as New CEO

London’s Heathrow Airport has appointed highly respected industry figure Thomas Woldbye as its new chief executive.

Mr Woldbye – who joins from Copenhagen Airport, where he has been chief executive since 2011, will replace John Holland-Kaye later this year. Mr Holland-Kaye has been Heathrow CEO for the past 10 years.

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Heathrow Airport, Terminal 5A

Current Heathrow CEO John Holland-Kaye said:

“An airport is more than just runways and terminal buildings – it’s the people who come to work every day to deliver excellent service to our passengers. It’s been the privilege of my lifetime to lead our fantastic team. I’ve worked with Thomas over recent years and am a great admirer of his leadership on diversity and sustainability and his championing of the needs of passengers. I’m confident that the Heathrow team will be the cornerstone of his success in delivering the best airport service in the world.”

Incoming Heathrow CEO Thomas Woldbye said:

“I am naturally excited and proud, as well as humbled, to have been chosen to lead what is arguably the most famous airport in the world on its future journey. 

“I have personally experienced how the excellent team at Heathrow has successfully improved both the infrastructure and the service to passengers over the past years to create a strong platform for further success. Heathrow is an important engine for the British economy and inextricably linked to the success of London and the wider UK. I look forward to being part of charting the path for this iconic company. My ambition will be to make the airport even better for passengers, for airlines, the community and every part of the UK.” 

Geoff Percival
Geoff Percival
Geoff has worked in business, news, consumer and travel journalism for more than 25 years; having worked for and contributed to the likes of The Irish Examiner, Business & Finance, Business Plus, The Sunday Times, The Irish News, Senior Times, and The Sunday Tribune.
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