Airport company welcomes new chairmanMay 28, 2019
THE FORMER chief executive of
Go-Ahead Group plc and chair of HS1 Ltd is the new chairman of London Luton
Keith Ludeman took up his role last week.
He joins the airport at the most successful time in its 80-year history and
brings a wealth of experience from holding the most senior roles in the
transport and infrastructure sectors.
He will be instrumental in steering the airport as it enters a new
phase and aims to deliver a stronger local economy, much-needed air capacity in
the South East and an enhance dtravel experience for passengers.
Mr Ludeman said: “LLA is in a really
exciting period of growth with strong demand from passengers and a growing
choice of international routes.
“I am looking forward to working with
the board and airport team to help guide the business through a new
post-transformation phase as we work to establish our status as a leading UK
airport that is first choice for passengers, good for the community and a vital
asset to the UK.”
The £160 million
transformation project eas completed in December last year and the airport has
seen record growth in passenger numbers. London Luton is now the UK’s fifth
largest airport, set to handle 18 million passengers a year by 2020.
“Keith has an enviable reputation in
the UK transport and infrastructure sectors,” said airport chief executive
Alberto Martin. “He will be a great addition to the board, bringing valuable
knowledge and experience as we move into a new phase which is focused on
creating a world class experience for passengers and ensuring sustainable
growth for our community as we continue to meet the ongoing demand for aviation
As well as his current role as chairman
of HS1, Keith is also the senior independent director of Eversholt Rail Group
Ltd. He chairs Bristol Water plc and the board of trustees of the London
Transport Museum and Chairman of Bristol Water Plc.
His previous roles include non-executive
director of Interserve plc, chairman of Aspin Group Ltd, Chairman of TXM Plant
and the senior independent director of Network Rail.