ACL Appoints Lesley Cowley as Chair of the Board

The Board of the world’s leading airport coordinator, Airport Coordination Limited, is pleased to announce that Lesley Cowley OBE is to become its new Chair succeeding Jeff Halliwell,  whose term of office comes to an end in March 2020.

Lesley brings to ACL her wide experience as a non-executive director including chairing the boards of the DVLA, The National Archives and Companies House.  In October 2019, she was named as Non-Executive Director of the year in the Institute of Directors (IoD) Awards.

ACL’s current Chair, Jeff Halliwell, commented:

“I’m delighted to be handing over the role of Chair at ACL to an excellent successor in Lesley Cowley.  Her strong track record working in bodies with important public roles gives Lesley the right background to take over chairing the Board of ACL as the company prepares for continued regulatory change and commercial growth.”

Lesley said:

“I’m excited to be joining ACL’s Board to help guide the company as it manages the pressures of coordination at a growing number of constrained airports while staying at the forefront of technical progress and customer service.”

Lesley’s appointment will take effect from 1 January 2020 as Chair-designate and she will become Chair when Jeff leaves the role at the end of March.

Edmond Rose, Chief Executive Officer, noted:

“As we look forward to welcoming Lesley Cowley to ACL’s Board, I’d like to record my sincere thanks to Jeff Halliwell for the role he’s played as Chair since 2013, guiding the Board through a period of major development for ACL and its governance.”

About Airport Coordination Ltd

ACL is the world’s first independent slot coordinator, based near London Heathrow Airport and with offices in Auckland, Dubai and Manchester.  It supports 41 airports worldwide with coordination, facilitation or data collection, including 25 London and regional airports in the UK; Dublin and Cork in the Republic of Ireland; five airports in New Zealand; Dubai International and Dubai World Central; Poland’s Poznan and Warsaw Airports, Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport and airports in Luxembourg and Vilnius.  ACL recently added Abu Dhabi International Airport and is starting data collection for Riga International Airport.

 

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