chief development officer , London City Airport
Peter Adams joined London City Airport as Chief Asset and Programmes Officer in September 2017. In this role Peter is responsible for the City Airport Development Programme, an investment programme that will transform London City Airport and enable airlines to grow their service.
London City Airport has a unique offering for customers and airlines alike. It benefits from being located in London docklands and close to the city centre. It prides itself not just on being easy to get to but also on being simple and straightforward to use. An airport offering this service in the heart of one of the world’s greatest cities is in much demand. In 2016, London City Airport received planning permission for its plans to invest in the airport and provide the capacity needed to support this growth.
Peter joined London City Airport from Highways England where he was the executive director leading delivery of a multi-billion pound capital investment programme – improving England’s motorways and major ‘A’ roads. Prior to this he worked for Thames Water – working across their capital investment programme and in developing their regulated business plan.
Peter also has 20-years of experience in the airport sector. He joined BAA (or the British Airports Authority, as it was prior to its privatisation in the late 80’s) as an engineering apprentice working within the maintenance teams at Gatwick Airport. He developed his career to lead delivery of the investment programmes across, Gatwick and Southampton airports, including Terminal 3 at Heathrow. He has also worked oversees, leading the redevelopment of Mauritius airport, and in the bidding and acquisition for airports across Europe and the middle-east.