Airport operator announces departure of Steve Morgan

Steve Morgan

BAA capital director Steve Morgan is to leave his post at the end of this month, the airport operator has said.

Morgan, a former US Navy rear admiral specialising in logistics and acquisitions, was responsible for BAA’s capital and procurement programmes.

A BAA spokeswoman said Morgan had resigned.

He will be replaced by John Holland-Kaye, BAA’s current commercial director.

Holland-Kaye said he was looking forward to leading the infrastructure team.

“We’re spending £1bn a year on capital investment to transform Heathrow into a hub airport that Britain can be proud of,” he said.

“We have improved significantly over the last few years, but there is more to be done - we have many changes planned which will improve passenger experience at Heathrow, the biggest of which is Terminal 2, which will open in 2014. “

Both Morgan and Holland-Kaye joined BAA in 2009.

Morgan had previously been British Nuclear Fuels’ commercial director at Sellafield, prior to which he worked for Westinghouse and the US Department of Energy.

Holland-Kaye is a former Taylor Wimpey divisional CEO, before which he held a number of positions at Taylor Woodrow. He takes on the capital director role on 1 November.