Andrew Harrison, who has led Stansted since Manchester Airport Group’s (MAG) acquisition of the airport in March 2013, has assumed the role of Chief Strategy Officer at MAG. Prior to his appointment to this position in April 2012, he was Managing Director of Manchester Airport, a role he had held since September 2010. Andrew joined Manchester Airport as Commercial Director in 2005 and was responsible for retail development, latterly extending his remit to include car parking, marketing and aviation development. He led the £80m redevelopments of Terminal 1 and Terminal 2, the growth of the car park business through new products and distribution channels, and negotiations with key airlines which included bringing the A380 to Manchester.
Prior to joining Manchester Airport, Andrew held a variety of positions during his nine year career with Marks & Spencer in the UK, Europe and the Far East.
Andrew is 41 years old and married with 3 children aged 11, 8 and 5. Originally from Yorkshire, Andrew spent four years at Sheffield University studying Japanese. He is a big sports fan – although more watching than playing these days and supports Huddersfield Town football club!