Jonathan Haigh Andrew Blackshaw
Haigh, left, and Blackshaw, right

MAG promotes two to replace Shillaw

Manchester Airports Group has promoted Andrew Blackshaw as managing director of its investments assets business and Jonathan Haigh to head up its property arm, following the departure of former property chief executive Lynda Shillaw.

Shillaw, who had been with the company for four years, departed MAG to join Town Centre Securities as property director in August this year, and MAG has now announced a restructure of its property business.

Under the new structure, Haigh will head up MAG Property in a role focussing on MAG’s development land and core property assets across its three UK airports. He will also act in a development management role for Airport City.

Meanwhile, Blackshaw will be managing director for MAG’s investment assets business, and will be responsible for an 8m sq ft property portfolio, including offices, hotels, warehouses, and hangars. The company said this role would be to “maximise value and efficiencies” from these properties, which operate independently from the airports.

Haigh, who joined MAG from PwC in 2015, was previously director of development management and infrastructure, while Blackshaw was previously strategic asset management director.

Both Blackshaw and Haigh’s former roles will be filled in due course, said MAG.

Brad Miller, MAG chief of staff, said: “I’d like to congratulate Jonathan and Andrew on their promotions that are very well deserved.

“Managing and developing property takes knowledge and expertise, particularly in complex airport environments. It also takes specialist skills and understanding to make sure the businesses that choose our locations get the most out of them.”

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Top work Haighy Lad! pass me your wallet…

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