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Women in Tourism Glasgow Event Speakers: Amanda McMillan OBE

In advance of our Women in Tourism Networking Event on 11 September in Glasgow, we’re delighted to showcase the inspiring industry speakers who’ll be taking part in our discussion panel. First up is Amanda McMillan OBE, CEO and Managing Director of Glasgow Airport. 

Amanda McMillan was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Aberdeen, Glasgow and Southampton (AGS) Airports Limited in December 2014 following the sale of the three airports to Ferrovial and Macquarie Infrastructure and

Amanda McMillanReal Assets (MIRA) from Heathrow Airport Holdings.

A qualified Chartered Accountant, Amanda McMillan is responsible for leading and developing a high profile, national business that operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and supports over 8,200 jobs.

In addition to her role as CEO, Amanda is also the Managing Director of Glasgow Airport – a position she has held since 2008 after joining what was then BAA in October 2005.  Prior to that, Amanda also worked for worldwide drinks business Diageo, and global accountancy firm KPMG.

In June 2013, Amanda received an OBE (Order of the British Empire) in recognition of services to business and tourism.  Her success as Managing Director was further recognised in 2016 when Glasgow Airport picked up three major industry accolades – Scottish Airport of the Year, the Airport Operators Association’s (AOA) Best Airport (3-10 Million Passengers) and Airport Council International (ACI) Europe’s Best Airport (5-10 Million Passengers).

Amanda also holds a number of positions out with AGS Airports Limited, including:

  • Member of the First Minister of Scotland’s Council of Economic Advisers
  • Non-Executive Director of utilities firm Business Stream
  • Member of the University of Glasgow Business School Advisory Board
  • Ambassador for the Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice

Amanda McMillan is part of the industry panel who will be discussing the theme, “Recruitment & Skills: How to encourage talent to the industry, create good outcomes & career paths” at the Women in Tourism networking event on 11 September in Glasgow.

Tickets are available for non-members, WIT members and students.

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