Former managing director of London Stansted, Nick Barton, is to become interim MD at Aberdeen International.
Aberdeen’s current MD, Derek Provan, has taken up a secondment at Heathrow as director of airside operations, while Barton has been replaced at Stansted by Andrew Harrison, following Manchester Airports Group’s (MAG) takeover of Stansted.
Barton has worked for the Heathrow Airports Group since 2005 when he joined Stansted as business development and planning director.
He is a qualified charter surveyor, and rose through the ranks to become managing director in 2010.
He said: “I am delighted to be joining the Aberdeen team, to spend time in what is a very unique and diverse airport.
“The operational mix here is a world away from any other airport in our group, and in fact from almost any other airport across the globe.
“Aberdeen International fulfils a crucial role for the region and indeed country, and I look forward to building on the recent successes for the benefit of all.
“I am very excited about leading the team, as part of the Heathrow Airports Group, through this next phase of development and growth.”
Harrison was previously chief operating officer at MAG as well as MD of Manchester Airport.
MAG completed its €1.75 billion acquisition of Stansted last week.