Durham Tees Chairman

Leading UK businessman Robert Hough has taken the role of Chairman of Durham Tees Valley Airport, following the February announcement that Peel Investments, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Peel Group, was to become the airport’s majority shareholder.
Mr Hough has been a Director of Peel Holdings since 1986 and has held a range of senior posts, including Deputy Chairman from 1989 to 2009.  He was also responsible for its Airports Division and was chairman of the airport from 2003 to 2009.
Previously a partner in a major solicitors’ firm, Mr Hough was Chairman of the former Northwest Regional Development Agency.  Additionally, he was appointed Chairman of the Liverpool City Local Enterprise Partnership earlier this year.
“Having served as Chairman at Durham Tees Valley in the past, I am delighted to be renewing my connections with the airport, and indeed, the area as a whole,” he commented, adding:  “All of us now involved with the management of the airport understand that it has been a very challenging period – and the challenges will continue – but there is a determination to both secure our existing business base and build for the future.”