CFI.co Meets the CEO of Heathrow Airport Holdings: John Holland-Kaye

CEO: John Holland-Kaye

John Holland-Kaye became chief executive officer of Heathrow Airport Holdings in July 2014. His previous roles at Heathrow include delivering the new Terminal 2 which opened successfully in June 2014, growing commercial income, and improving overall passenger experience. Heathrow is now rated by passengers as the best airport in Western Europe and one of the top ten airports worldwide. Mr Holland-Kaye’s focus as CEO is on making Heathrow a great place to work, transforming passenger experience, and building strong relationships with local communities.

Prior to joining Heathrow, Mr Holland-Kaye worked in housebuilding, in both the UK and US, with Taylor Wimpey, and in brewing and leisure retail in the UK with Bass plc. His early experience was as a strategy consultant advising leisure and FMCG companies in the UK, US, Australia, and the Philippines.

Mr Holland-Kaye is married. The couple has two daughters.

Key Career Dates
2014 – Present Chief executive officer, Heathrow Airport Holdings
2012 – 2014 Development director, Heathrow Airport
2009 – 2012 Commercial director, Heathrow Airport
2002 – 2009 Divisional CEO, Taylor Wimpey
1995 – 2002 Managing director, National Sales Division, Bass Brewers
1986 – 1995 Strategy consultant, LEK Consulting


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