Chris Woodroofe

Former COO at London Gatwick Airport

Chris-WoodroofeChris Woodroofe, was Chief Operating Officer (COO) at London Gatwick Airport from November 2016 to June 2020, following a successful career spanning multiple roles at Gatwick.

He joined the airport in 2006 to oversee baggage operations in the North Terminal and held a number of other senior engineering roles before becoming Head of Engineering in 2010. In 2012, Woodroofe became Head of Security, leading a programme of work to create Gatwick’s world-leading security operation. In 2015, his role was expanded to include operational accountability for stable operations, terminals and ensuring that the airport’s transformational airline moves programme was successfully delivered.

He is a chartered chemical engineer who left Imperial College, London, with a first-class Masters degree to join Nestlé’s UK graduate scheme. He also holds an MBA with distinction from the University of Warwick.

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