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Manchester Airports Group (MAG) today announced the appointment of Ken O’Toole as its next Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Mr O’Toole will take over as Group CEO on 1 October 2023 from Charlie Cornish, who has led the business for the last 13 years.  

Mr O’Toole is currently MAG’s Deputy CEO, with responsibility for the strategic development of the Group’s three UK airports. Following the pandemic, he has led the operational and commercial recovery of the Group’s airport businesses, building back passenger numbers, improving customer experience and increasing colleague engagement. Mr O’Toole joined MAG in 2012 and has held several senior executive roles at the company including Chief Commercial Officer, Chief Executive of London Stansted Airport and Chief Executive of Manchester Airport.  

MAG also announced that Sir Adrian Montague has given the Board notice of his intention to retire as Chair at the end of September 2023. With a major programme of investment currently underway across the Group, MAG’s Board has appointed Mr Cornish as Chair to provide continuity through an important period for the company. Mr Cornish will take over the role of Chair from 1 October 2023.  

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