GIP Takes Ownership of Edinburgh

Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) formally took ownership of Edinburgh Airport on June 1 and announced that Gordon Dewar, a former Managing Director of the airport, has been appointed chief executive officer.
A GIP statement said that Mr Dewar is still serving as CEO of Bahrain International Airport and will rejoin Edinburgh Airport: “in the summer, when free from his current commitments”.  The airport’s current Managing Director, Jim O’Sullivan, has agreed to continue in his role until then.
Michael McGhee, the GIP partner who led the acquisition of Edinburgh Airport, said: “Gordon is an outstanding airport executive, with relevant experience of Edinburgh Airport.  We are pleased to have secured his return and look forward to supporting him and his team as they begin the important job of establishing Edinburgh Airport as a more dynamic, competitive player in the global aviation industry.
“It is important to acknowledge the important role played by current airport managing director, Jim O’Sullivan, who has steered his team through the sale process with the highest levels of professionalism and focus.  He will leave Edinburgh Airport in good shape, and with our best wishes.”