Management

Graham Keddie

Graham Keddie Managing Director

Date of Joining
01/09/2014

Current Position
Managing Director (since joining)

Brief synopsis - Area of Responsibilities
Full profit and loss responsibility for the company

Company vision
‘Your Airport, Our Business, Your Welcome’

Previous jobs outside of BFS
A qualified solicitor in 1988, Graham has advanced his career with several high profile companies within the aviation industry. From Assistant to General Manager in Hong Kong in 1988 and then during 1990’s with Cathay Pacific, Graham developed his passion for aviation from Country Manager to Head of Customer Services and Head of Year 2000 programme. In 2000 Graham became Commercial Director of Airpartner Ltd and during the noughties he was CCO of Virgin Nergia, CEO at Bahrain Airport Services, General Manager at ADAS Abu Dhabi and previous to joining BFS, Executive Manager, Commercial at Hermes Airport in Cyprus.

Alan Whiteside

Alan Whiteside Operations Director

Date of Joining
July 2002

Current Position
Operations Director

Department
Operations

Operations Department Goal and Vision
See it, Do it, Own it

Brief synopsis - Area of Responsibilities
All operational departments within the business including Operations, Fire Service & Emergency Planning, Engineering, Health, Safety & Environment, IT, Security and BIA Constabulary. Other responsibilities include oversight of ATC contracts, Capital Projects, Master Planning and Duty Press Officer one week a month.

Previous position/s held at BFS
Firefighter 1980-1983
Operations Officer 1983-1990

Previous jobs outside of BFS
Airside Ops Manager, BAA Edinburgh 1990-1992
Operations Manager, BAA Stansted 1992-1994
Head of Ops & Safety, BAA Stansted 1994-1997
Airside Ops Manager, BAA Heathrow 1997-2000
Operations Director, Cardiff 2000-2002

Phone: 028 9448 4004

Brian Carlin

Brian Carlin Director of Commercial Development

Date of Joining
May 2007

Current Position/date or length of time in position
Director of Commercial Development (since April 2007)

Brief synopsis - Area of Responsibilities
The commercial department’s responsibilities include looking after all sources of non-aviation related income. This comprises car parking, concessions and ground handlers and fuel revenue. Our small dedicated team also look after the property portfolio, setting rents and preparing leases. We are always on the lookout for new and innovative revenue generating schemes and benchmark against other appropriate airports or comparable operations for price setting and best practice.

Previous jobs outside of BFS
Belfast City Airport in various operational and commercial management roles from 1983 – 2007.

Uel Hoey

Uel Hoey Business Development Director

Date of Joining
14/09/1988

Current Position
Business Development Director (since May 2002)

Department
Business Development

Business Development Goal and Vision
“The sky’s not the limit!”

Brief synopsis - Area of Responsibilities
All areas of aeronautical customer management & development, across passenger and cargo services, alongside oversight of research, marketing and PR initiatives in partnership with customers, trade, media…

Previous position
Information Desk / Switchboard from Sep 1988 – May 1989.
Assistant / Officer roles in Marketing & Commercial Department (1989 – 1995).
Marketing Manager (1995 – 2002).

Previous jobs outside of BFS
Joined Belfast International Airport on completion of degree course in Business Administration & Psychology at Queen’s, Belfast (1988).

Phone: 028 9448 4034

Derek McKnight

Derek McKnight Finance Director

Date of Joining
17/02/1992

Current Position
Finance Director (since 1996)

Department
Finance

Finance Department Goal and Vision
‘Money matters…..profit from our skills’

Brief synopsis - Area of Responsibilities
Responsibility for all money matters from transaction processing (payment and collection) to decision support (planning, cost and performance analysis) to compliance (audits, cash management and loan agreements, insurance and tax) to business planning and development (budgeting, five year plans). Also responsible for Company Secretarial (annual returns and accounts, board meetings and minutes) and legal matters.

Previous position/s held at BFS
Financial Controller from 1994 - 1996
Financial Accountant from 1992 – 1994

Previous jobs outside of BFS
Tax Manager with Coopers & Lybrand Deloitte in London (1988 – 1992)
Audit Senior with Parex (Deloitte Haskins & Sells) in Paris (1987 – 1988)
Trainee Accountant with Deloitte Haskins & Sells in Belfast (1984 – 1987).

Phone: 028 9448 4005

Jaclyn Coulter

Jaclyn Coulter HR Manager

Date of Joining
30/06/2003

Current Position/date or length of time in position
HR Manager (since 2007)

Department
Human Resources

HR Department Goal and Vision
‘High quality service for great people, with a great passion on a journey of great purpose’

Brief synopsis - Area of Responsibilities
All areas of Human Resources and Organisational Development from attracting and retaining employees to employee development and engagement, succession planning, corporate social responsibility, reward and recognition

Previous position/s held at BFS and length of time in position
HR Officer from 2003 – 2007

Previous jobs outside of BFS
HR Manager at Black Box Communication (2000 – 2003)

Tel: 028 9448 4009

Denise Curran

Denise Curran Financial Controller

Name
Denise Curran

Date of Joining
15/07/2009

Current Position
Financial Controller (since joining)

Department
Finance

Finance Department Goal and Vision
‘Money matters…..profit from our skills’

Brief synopsis - Area of Responsibilities
All areas within Finance including financial, management and statutory reporting as well as budgeting, forecasting and planning, cash and working capital management, and monitoring of banking arrangements to ensure compliance with company financing arrangements. Also work closely with other departments and third parties assisting in identifying cost savings and maximising revenues.

Previous jobs outside of BFS
Group Financial Controller – Viridian Power & Energy Limited (2005-2009)
Group Accountant – Viridian Group (2001-2005)
Accountant – PricewaterhouseCoopers (1997 – 2001)

Tel: 028 9448 4060

Andrea Ferris

Andrea Ferris Company Accountant

Date of Joining
05/10/2009

Current Position
Company Accountant (since joining)

Department
Finance

Finance Department Goal and Vision
‘Money matters…..profit from our skills’

Brief synopsis - Area of Responsibilities
Management of the Finance Department including payment of staff and suppliers, billing of customers and credit control, procurement and stores functions and payroll processing. A significant part of my role is the reporting and compliance end of Finance: monthly reporting, statutory reporting, information analysis for other Departments, budget reviews, audit, cash management, budget and forecast preparation.

Previous jobs outside of BFS
Assistant Manager (Audit Department) at KPMG (Sept 2008 – October 2009)
Senior Audit Assistant at KPMG (Sept 2007 – Sept 2008)
Trainee Accountant (Audit Department) at KPMG (Sept 2004 – Sept 2007)

Phone: 028 9448 4065

Rod Haskins

Rod Haskins Operations and Security Manager

Date of Joining
December 1979

Current Position
Operations and Security Manager (since Dec 2014)

Department
Operations and Security

Operations and Security Department Goal and Vision

POLICE - PROFESSIONAL POLICING FOR THE AIRPORT COMMUNITY
SECURITY - YOUR SECURITY, OUR CUSTOMER
OPERATIONS - THE BEST AIRPORT EXPERIENCE IN THE BRITISH ISLES

Brief synopsis - Area of Responsibilities
Management of Airfield and Terminal operations and staff - Ensuring the operation runs smoothly and in accordance with regulations.
Management of Aviation Security. Compliance with Avsec Regulations. Management of BIA staff and oversight of Security contract.
Management of BIAC.

Previous position/s held at BFS
Operations Manager from July 2007 – Dec 2014
Airport Duty Manager 2001 – 2007
Firefighter and Leading Firefighter from 1979 – 2001.

Previous jobs outside of BFS
Naval Airman, Royal Navy (1976 – 1979).

Phone: 028 9448 4366

Mark Bothwell

Mark Bothwell Chief Fire Officer

Date of Joining
April 1987

Current Position/date or length of time in position
Chief Fire Officer (since 2004)

Department
Rescue and Fire Fighting Service

RFFS Department Goal and Vision
Protect, React, Respect. Preparing for Tomorrow, Ready Today

Brief synopsis - Area of Responsibilities
Management of the Fire and Rescue provision and response to aircraft and domestic properties at Belfast International Airport. In addition to the emergency response management of Fire Safety, Emergency Planning, Business Continuity and Crisis Management response and Wildlife Hazard Control.

Previous position/s held at BFS and length of time in position
Fire and Rescue department from 1987 through the roles of Firefighter, Crew Commander, Watch Commander and Station Commander

Previous jobs outside of BFS
Retained fire-fighter with the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service 1989 - 2007

Phone: 028 9448 4184

Kevin Napier

Kevin Napier Compliance Manager

Date of Joining
18/07/2005

Current Position/date or length of time in position
Compliance Manager

Department
Health and Safety

H&S Department Goal and Vision
Our safety, Your actions, Our responsibility

Brief synopsis - Area of Responsibilities

Provide health, safety and environment management and support to all elements of the airport business, ensuring legal compliance through the design, implementation and continuous development of health, safety and environmental management processes.

Provide specialist guidance, advice and assistance

Lead the investigation procedure into accidents and incidents and be the primary contact for Company insurance and legal representatives on health and safety issues.

Previous jobs outside of BFS
Worked at Langford Lodge Engineering (1990 – 2005). Several positions: Treatments Supervisor; Technical Support Officer and Health, Safety and Environment Executive.
Process Engineer at AVX (1987- 1990)
Company Chemist at Nichrome (1985 – 1987)

Phone: 028 9448 4308

Chris McGarry

Chris McGarry IT Manager

Name

Christopher McGarry

Date of Joining

04/02/2008

Current Position

Information Technology Manager (since June 2015)

Department

Information Technology

Department Goal

Doing IT Right

Brief synopsis - Area of Responsibilities Management of all IT elements in the business including key Operational Systems - Flight Management System and Flight Information Display System. A key component of my role includes overseeing a Layer 3 Network providing links for all businesses at BIA, managing an Avaya CS1000 Telephone System with 1000 telephone extensions, managing an Access Control System and Motorola Trunk Radio System. Day to day roles include overseeing issues through the Servicedesk Portal and managing a Windows Server Infrastructure running in a VMWare Virtual Private Cloud.

Previous position/s held at BFS

Technical Support Analyst (Feb 2008 – May 2015)

Previous jobs outside of BFS

Front Line Manager – Select Service Partner (May 2007 – Jan 2008)

Placement Student (University of Ulster) – Northern Ireland Civil Service (Aug 2005 – Sept 2006)

Gary Livingstone

Gary Livingstone Head of Engineering Department

Name

Gary Livingstone

Date of Joining

16/01/2017

Current Position

Head of Engineering Department

Engineering Department Goal and Vision

‘To Keep Airport Facilities Operational 24/7’

Brief synopsis - Area of Responsibilities

Ensure that all airport facilities are suitably maintained to protect the integrity of the Aerodrome Licence, and the staff and public using the airport.

Previous jobs outside of BFS

BCHF (New Zealand): Project Manager/Senior Engineer

Atkins Faithful & Gould (F&G): Senior Project Manager

Amey Consultants: Project Director

Amey Built Environment: Senior Manager

Blue Barn Consulting (New Zealand): Vertical Infrastructure Director

Email: gary.livingstone@bfs.aero

 

Deirdre Graffin

Deirdre Graffin Commercial Manager

Date of Joining
24/04/2008

Current Position/date or length of time in position
Commercial Manager (since June 2013)

Department
Commercial

Commercial Department Goal and Vision
Innovate, Create, Integrate, Generate

Brief synopsis - Area of Responsibilities
All areas of Commercial Management and Development from operationally managing concessions to negotiating contracts and generating commercial revenue via car parking and other commercial opportunities.

Previous position/s held at BFS
Business Support Executive 2011- 2013

Previous jobs outside of BFS
Manager LIDL
Cabin Crew Thomas Cook
Aircraft Dispatch BMI

Katrina Gilchrist

Katrina Gilchrist Property Manager

Date of Joining
June 2009

Current Position
Property Manager (since 2009)

Department
Commercial

Commercial Department Goal and Vision
Innovate, Create, Integrate, Generate

Brief synopsis - Area of Responsibilities
All areas of Property Management and Land Development from the day to day management of BIA’s extensive property portfolio to unlocking all available land opportunities to maximise revenue.

Previous jobs outside of BFS
Associate Director, Property Management, at BTWShiells (2003 – 2009)
Property Management Surveyor, at Whelan Property Consultants (1984 – 2003)

Phone: 028 9448 4037

Deborah Harris

Deborah Harris Public Relations & Marketing Manager

Date of Joining
17/05/2004

Current Position/date or length of time in position
Public Relations & Marketing Manager (since April 2011)

Department
Business Development

Business Development Goal and Vision
“The sky’s not the limit!”

Brief synopsis - Area of Responsibilities
Establishing, maintaining and promoting the positive image and reputation of BIA to its stakeholders. This will be achieved through strategic evaluation of the Public Affairs, Public Relations and Media Relations needs of the business and their proactive application to the environment in which the airport operates.

Previous position/s held at BFS
Public Relations Executive (May 2004 – March 2011)

Previous jobs outside of BFS
Public Relations Down Lisburn Health & Social Services Trust
Sales Administrator with Andras House Hotel & Property Management
Marketing Officer Placement with Pass International Health & Safety Consultants

Barry Jackson

Barry Jackson External Relations Manager

Date of Joining

03/07/2017

Current Position

External Relations Manager

Department

Business Development

Business Development Goal and Vision

“The sky’s not the limit!”

Brief synopsis - Area of Responsibilities

Developing BFS Aeronautical business across all carriers on the existing BFS route network. Cultivating & managing strong working business relationships with our current airline partners, industry partners, international tourism bodies, local political parties, government departments & the business sector. Research & development of new carrier market potential from BFS, supporting existing carrier market schedules on both ends of route in UK, Europe & North America.

Previous jobs outside of BFS

Regional Manager British Airways - North of England & Northern Ireland

Regional Manager British Airways – Northern Ireland/Republic of Ireland

Area Manager Continental Airlines – Northern Ireland

Regional Manager Flybe – Northern Ireland/Republic of Ireland

Area Manager United Airlines – Northern Ireland

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