Chief Operating Officer, Gatwick Airport
Chris Woodroofe, Chief Operating Officer (COO): Chris was appointed COO in November 2016, 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, Chris 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. Chris 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.