Andy Clarke joins Leeds Bradford Airport as Chairman of the Board
AMP Capital announces that Andy Clarke has been appointed Chairman of Leeds Bradford Airport. Mr Clarke commenced the role in January.
Mr Clarke is a high-profile figure in the Yorkshire business community, having been Chief Executive and President of Leeds-headquartered Asda, the UK business of global retail conglomerate Walmart, for six years from 2010. During his time leading Asda, the company rose to number two in the UK grocery market. He also held roles at Morrisons, Matalan and Iceland, contributing to his wealth of experience leading multi-brand retail businesses.
David Laws, Chief Executive of Leeds Bradford Airport, said, “We are delighted to welcome Andy to the board of Leeds Bradford Airport at an exciting time for us, as we look to the future including terminal improvements, new European routes and surface access improvements. We are focussed on improving customer service and creating an airport Yorkshire can be proud of, so his background of leadership in the retail sector will bring valuable insights as we continue to improve the passenger experience with our current terminal expansion.
“Andy’s knowledge and commitment to our region, including his strong links to the business community, will be beneficial as we work to grow our airport, particularly our business customer base and international business links.”
David Rees, Global Co-head of Asset Management at AMP Capital, which owns Leeds Bradford Airport, said: “Key to delivering our plans for Leeds Bradford Airport is bringing together a talented leadership team. We are delighted with progress at the airport since our acquisition in November 2017, and Andy’s appointment strengthens the leadership team as we move forward with the next phase of the airport’s development.”