Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce

The board of Birmingham Airport (BHX) has announced the appointment of Sir Hugh Robertson as chairman.

He will take up the role as of 18 July after a board meeting on that date.

This comes after an extensive external search process following the current chairman, Tim Clarke, notifying the Board in January of his intention to retire this summer.

Sir Hugh has had a distinguished career in public service and in business. He has served in the Army, worked in the property division of Schroder Investment Management, and in Government as Minister for Sport and the Olympics during London 2012, and as the Minister of State in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

He is currently Chair of the British Olympic Association. From 2018 until earlier this year he was Chairman of Camelot, the National Lottery operator.

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