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London Southend Airport announces new senior appointments

London Southend Airport today announces two senior appointments as part of a new operating model as it prepares to welcome back passengers for the summer season. 

Phil Grewock joins as Finance Director having worked across a variety of industries including aviation, property services, property development and construction with a rich mix of finance, commercial and leadership experience. His experience includes Warwick Estates, Stansted Airport and Countrywide PLC. 

Nigel Mayes joins as Business Development Director. Nigel has over 25 years industry experience, having started his career with the route development team at Birmingham Airport before joining market leading air service development consultants ASM in 2001. Whilst with ASM Nigel led Routes’ – Global routes development events. During his time with ASM/Routes Nigel was responsible for numerous new air services across the globe for many different airports and tourism authority clients. His expertise in developing new air services will be vital in bringing London Southend passenger traffic back to and beyond the two million passengers it enjoyed pre-covid.

Phil and Nigel join a re-formed London Southend Airport board led by airport CEO Glyn Jones and Esken Executive Director and CFO, Lewis Girdwood. 

Commenting on the airport’s new appointments, Glyn Jones, CEO of London Southend Airport said, “These new appointments are critical to the airport’s return to growth. Phil and Nigel will play significant roles in the development of London Southend Airport now and in the future”.

About London Southend Airport

London Southend Airport, ranked the best London airport by consumer group Which? six times and voted the best UK airport (under three million capacity) by the Airport Operator’s Association in 2019. 

Serving close to 2.3 million passengers in 2019, London Southend offered services to around 40 domestic and European cities. The terminal has its own railway station, less than 100 paces from the main entrance, with up to six trains an hour at peak times to central London, taking just 52 minutes to Liverpool Street and 43 minutes from Stratford. All airport car parks are located minutes from the terminal entrance.