Allan appointed chief financial officer at London City Airport

Allan appointed chief financial officer at London City Airport

London City Airport has revealed Wilma Allan will be appointed as its new chief finance officer.

Allan has over 20 years’ experience in finance, procurement, systems and IT management and is currently the chief financial officer for Govia Thameslink Railway.

During her tenure she oversaw the integration of the First Capital Connect and Southern under the GTR banner, led on contractual negotiations with the department for transport and was involved in key transformative moments for UK railways.

These include the introduction of the high-speed javelin services and the rail link between central London and the Olympic Park in time for the 2012 Olympic Games.

Wilma is the latest addition to the London City executive team and follows the appointment of the airport’s new chief executive, Robert Sinclair.

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She is expected to begin her new role in early 2018. 

Allan said: “I am excited to be joining London City Airport.

“It is an airport with enormous potential and I look forward to getting to know the industry, our stakeholders, our passengers and, most importantly, our staff.

“It is also an airport that is set to grow significantly in the next decade and, along with colleagues, I relish the opportunity to be involved in adding much needed aviation infrastructure, connecting London and London business to new and emerging global markets and continuing to provide, what I already consider to be, a market leading passenger proposition.”

Wilma is originally from Scotland where she attended Aberdeen University.

London City Airport chairman, Terry Morgan, said: “On behalf of the board I am very pleased to welcome Wilma to London City Airport.

“Her track record in UK railways is synonymous with transformation, innovation and delivering results for customers.”