Chris Woodroofe

Managing Director, Manchester Airport at Manchester Airports Group


Chris was appointed Managing Director of Manchester Airport in June 2022.

He previously served as Chief Operating Officer of London Gatwick Airport where he led numerous successful people, process and system change programmes. Prior to that, he held a number of senior positions at the airport including Head of Engineering and Head of Security.

Chris is a chartered chemical engineer who left Imperial College, London, with a first class masters degree to join Nestlé UK’s graduate scheme. He also holds an MBA with distinction from the University of Warwick.


  • Managing Director, Manchester Airport

    Current role

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