For­mer HS2 direc­tor lands new tech­ni­cal role at air­port


A FOR­MER direc­tor from the HS2 high-speed rail pro­ject is join­ing Birm­ing­ham Air­port’s se­nior man­age­ment team.

Andy Dug­gins will take up the post of tech­ni­cal ser­vices direc­tor next month, bring­ing 25 years of ex­pe­ri­ence work­ing on high-pro­file in­fra­struc­ture projects. His pre­vi­ous roles in­clude as pro­ject direc­tor for the two HS2 sta­tions which will be built near the air­port and in Birm­ing­ham city cen­tre.

The role of tech­ni­cal ser­vices direc­tor was pre­vi­ously held on an in­terim ba­sis by Rod Hulse who will un­dergo a han­dover pe­riod.

Si­mon Richards, act­ing man­ag­ing direc­tor of Birm­ing­ham Air­port, said: “Andy joins us at an ex­cit­ing time when we are de­vel­op­ing our mas­ter­plan which will en­sure that our air­port fa­cil­i­ties de­liver great cus­tomer ex­pe­ri­ence, meet fore­cast de­mand growth and de­liver op­er­a­tional ef­fi­cien­cies.

“Over the next three years, Birm­ing­ham Air­port will be in­vest­ing £130 mil­lion on its fa­cil­i­ties, in­clud­ing an ex­ten­sion and moderni­sa­tion of the de­par­ture lounge, en­larged se­cu­rity fa­cil­ity and ex­panded self-ser­vice check-in fa­cil­i­ties.”

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