Dr Amanda McMillan OBE

HONORARY DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

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Amanda is the Chief Executive O.cer of AGS Airports and Managing Director of Glasgow Airport. She is a qualified chartered accountant, having trained with KPMG in Glasgow in the 1990s. She was a lecturer at the Institute of Chartered Accountants Scotland (ICAS) from 1996 to 1998 and joined both the ICAS Council and the ICAS Glasgow and West of Scotland Area Committee in April 2012. Until 2005, she was at Diageo, initially as Head of Business Services in Scotland and then Project Manager of global supply finance.

Amanda then joined BAA in 2005 as Head of Operations at the Business Support Centre at Hillington before being promoted to Director of Customer Services at Glasgow Airport in 2006, where she had overall responsibility for the operational performance of the airport terminal, security, airfield, fire service and engineering. In 2007, she moved back to the Business Support Centre as Managing Director before being named Managing Director of Glasgow Airport in 2008. In this role she is said to have successfully navigated the airport through the worst downturn in aviation history.

Under her leadership, the airport has secured a host of new routes and services, passenger numbers have returned to growth and this success culminated in the airport being crowned UK and Scottish Airport of the Year 2015. Amanda is a chamber director with Glasgow Chamber of Commerce and is also a member of the University of Glasgow Business School Advisory board.

She took up a Non-Executive Director position at Business Stream, a subsidiary of Scottish Water, in 2012. In 2013, Amanda was awarded an OBE for her contribution to business and tourism. This was in recognition of her success in growing passenger numbers during a time of economic uncertainty and securing a host of new routes and services.

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