Stephanie Wear appointed new Head of Aviation Development at Gatwick Airport

Stephanie Wear appointed new Head of Aviation Development at Gatwick Airport

London, UK, 2021-Nov-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Gatwick Airport Limited is pleased to announce the appointment of Stephanie Wear as its new Head of Aviation Development.  Reporting to Gatwick’s Chief Commercial Officer, Jonathan Pollard, Mrs Wear was previously Director of Air Service Development and Cargo Services for the City of Philadelphia Division of Aviation, which owns and operates Philadelphia International Airport and Northeast Philadelphia Airport.  In her new role at Gatwick Mrs Wear will also be working closely with colleagues in the wider VINCI Airports network.

Prior to her time in Philadelphia Stephanie was Director of Aviation and Economic Development as well as the Director of the Tenerife Convention Bureau for the Tenerife Tourism Corporation, the official tourism agency for the island of Tenerife.  Mrs Wear also worked as the Head of Procurement and International Projects in the Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Navigation of Tenerife helping to diversify the island’s economy by attracting foreign direct investment and working with companies to increase commercial activity. She holds an MBA and Masters in Marketing and Communications

Jonathan Pollard, Chief Commercial Officer for Gatwick said: “I’m delighted to welcome Stephanie to our senior leadership team at Gatwick.  As with the rest of the aviation industry we have inevitably experienced difficult times recently due to the pandemic, however we are confident about rebuilding our business and stimulating further growth in the future.  Stephanie will be an integral part of that success given her strong experience in airline services and routes expansion.”

About Gatwick Airport

Gatwick is the UK’s second largest airport and flies a range of both short and long-haul point-to-point services. The airport is a vital piece of the UK’s national infrastructure and is also a major driver for both the regional and national economies. In 2019, a new long-term partnership was formed with VINCI Airports which purchased a 50.01% stake in the airport.

About VINCI Airports

VINCI Airports, the world’s leading airport operator, manages 45 airports in 12 countries in Europe, Asia and on the American continent. Though its expertise as a comprehensive integrator, VINCI Airports develops, finances, builds and operates airports, leveraging its investment capacity, international network and know-how to optimise operational performance, modernise airports and manage their environmental transition. In 2016, VINCI Airports was the first airport operator to commit to an international environmental strategy aimed at achieving net zero emissions over its entire network looking to 2050. All information available on


About Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP)

GIP manages the remaining 49.99% interest in Gatwick, is an independent infrastructure investor that makes equity investments in high quality infrastructure assets in the energy, transport and water/waste sectors. GIP has US$68 billion of Assets under Management. Its 41 portfolio companies operate in over 51 countries with more than 67,000 employees and generate annual revenues of circa US$51 billion. For more information on GIP please visit

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