8 March

Terry Morgan announced as Cardiff Airport Non-Executive Director

Cardiff Airport has today announced the appointment of Terry Morgan as a Non-Executive Director, who will offer additional expertise to the Board of Directors which is chaired by Roger Lewis.

The Airport Board has huge ambition for the growth of the business and this appointment will see Mr Morgan contribute to the development and delivery of the Airport’s strategic business plan and upcoming Master Plan.  This appointment follows the recent promotion of Deb Barber to Chief Executive Officer, and in parallel, the Airport is also recruiting an additional member of the Executive team who will be responsible for Airport planning and development.

Mr Morgan joined the British Airports Authority (BAA) as a management trainee in 1980 and since then has held a number of senior positions in the airport industry, including the role of Managing Director at London Stansted Airport. Over the years Mr Morgan has also gained a wealth of experience in all areas of conducting airport business in an international environment. From 1997 – 2000, Mr Morgan was Chief Executive of Australia Pacific Airports Corporation and between 2007 and 2013 he held senior executive positions at London Heathrow Airport, including interim Chief Operating Officer and Technical Standards Director, the latter role included leading the airport’s governance in aviation safety and security compliance.

Terry Morgan has been an independent aviation consultant since 2013, advising major UK Airports on matters such as infrastructure, airport investment, operations and development. 

Mr Morgan has sat on the UK National Aviation Security Committee, the board of Airports Council International and the board of the UK Airports Operators Association. He is a Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute and a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society.

Roger Lewis, Chairman of Cardiff Airport, said: "I am delighted to welcome Terry Morgan to the Board of Cardiff Airport as a Non-Executive Director. To have secured Terry speaks volumes about the way Cardiff Airport is now so positively perceived within the world of aviation. Terry brings over 35 years of experience, having worked with some of the industry's major players. 

“Alongside our two other Non-Executive Directors, Margaret Llewelyn OBE, Chair of Visit Wales and Geraint Davies, former Head of Grant Thornton, and our three Executive Directors we have a strong and dynamic Board with the right skill set to address the challenges of marketing, developing and operating an airport in an international and highly regulated context. We have achieved much over the past twelve months and we are forecasting continued growth in the year ahead. We still have much to do but I am confident that with such a great team of people across all departments at Cardiff Airport we will deliver an airport for the people of Wales which will sustain for decades to come"

Terry Morgan, Non-Executive Director at Cardiff Airport added: “To be joining Cardiff Airport at such a crucial point in its development is an excellent opportunity. I have been following the progress and positive changes at Cardiff over the past couple of years and it certainly is heading in a new and exciting direction. I look forward to working with the other members of the Airport Board and offering my experience and knowledge to deliver a sustainable and successful national Airport for Wales.”

Mr Terry Morgan – Curriculum Vitae:

1980 - Graduated from Lanchester (Coventry) Polytechnic with BA (Hons) in Urban and Regional Planning.

1980 – 1982 Graduate Trainee British Airports Authority

Management trainee specializing in Traffic Forecasting and Commercial / Retail strategy

1982- 1985 Finance Economist

Finance analyst in Aeronautical charging strategy, Capital investment appraisal and financial modelling.

1985- 1987 Finance Manager Terminal 4

Managing the finances of the final construction phase and operational commissioning of Terminal 4, Heathrow.

1987-1989 Business Diversification Manager BAA Plc

Formulating and implementing a non-regulated revenue strategy for the newly privatized BAA Plc. Included new business start-up and acquisitions.

1989-1993 Special Assistant to The Chairman BAA/ Director Corporate Affairs BAA

Appointed to the office of Chairman BAA Plc, initially to defend a hostile corporate takeover. Progressed into the role of Corporate Affairs Director, responsible for all corporate media, City relations and Parliamentary affairs.

1994 – 1997 Managing Director, Stansted Airport

Tasked with leading the recently expanded, but heavily loss making, airport to profitability. Required extensive business development activity and cost management.

1997 – 2000 Chief Executive, Australia Pacific Airports Corporation

Led the newly privatised Melbourne airport, reporting to a consortium of 3 Australian financial institutions and BAA plc as minority equity holder and lead technical partner. Required extensive shareholder and wider stakeholder management as well as significant airline business development.

2000 – 2003 Managing Director, BAA International

Led the development of BAA’s International airport portfolio through the acquisition and subsequent management oversight of 10 airports in the US, Australasia, Italy, the Middle East and Mauritius

2003 – 2007 Managing Director, Stansted

Returned to lead the next phase of the expansion of the airport, including the preparation of a £4 billion plan to construct a second runway and associated terminal facilities.

2007 – 2009 Divisional Director BAA Airports

Management oversight and non-Exec chairmanship of BAA’s non Heathrow portfolio, namely Gatwick, Stansted, Southampton, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen airports.

2009 – 2013 Technical Standards Director / Acting COO Hal

Technical leadership of BAA’s responsibilities in Safety, Aviation Security, Sustainability and Operational Resilience, crisis planning and response.  Periodically assumed the role of Acting Heathrow Chief Operating Officer, notably post the opening of Terminal 5.

2013 to date. Aviation Consultant

Advising Global Infrastructure Partners principally on airport master planning/development and Health and Safety governance.

Terry has sat on the UK National Aviation Security Committee, the board of Airports Council International and the board of the UK Airports Operators Association.

He is a Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute and a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society.