THE new man appointed to ensure Doncaster’s airport takes off in the future has been named.
Steve Gill is the new Airport Director for Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield, after his promotion from Group Environment and Facilities Director for Peel Airports.
He will take charge of the UK’s newest commercial airport from September 1, when he will be responsible for planning, directing and managing the day-to-day operations of both Robin Hood and Durham Tees Valley airports.
Steve, aged 46, has almost 30 years’ experience in the aviation industry and extensive expertise in airport planning and management.
And he already knows Robin Hood well, having played a key role in the planning and delivery of the Airport when it was developed from the former RAF Finningley.
During his career with Peel Airports, Steve has also held responsibility for a wide range of services including IT, property management, health and safety, corporate and social responsibility.
Steve joins Doncaster Sheffield Airport at an important time in the airport’s development and is under no illusions over the challenging times ahead, not just for the airport but the industry as a whole.
But he is confident the it can capitalise on the tremendous support that it has already developed within the region it serves and is well positioned to realise its great potential.
“Having been involved with the airport during its initial development I am now naturally delighted to be able to take the business forward in this new capacity and to help develop the business that uses this great facility,” he said.
“In a short space of time this airport has received tremendous support both from passengers and organisations across South Yorkshire who quickly recognised what a successful airport can bring to the area. The airport is a huge asset for people in Doncaster, Sheffield, South Yorkshire and beyond.”