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NUBS Leadership Series: Checking in with Stewart Wingate, CEO of Gatwick Airport 'A decade of change and insights in to the future of business'

Date/Time: Monday 03 December, 17:45-19:45

Venue: Partners’ Room, 8.10, Newcastle University Business School

Join 1998 MBA graduate and CEO of Gatwick Airport, Stewart Wingate, for an evening of insights in to ten years of leadership and change at Gatwick Airport. Stewart also discusses:

  • the greatest challenge he has faced during his career and how he approached the challenge
  • the sustainability agenda and the future of work in the context of Aviation
  • how he tackles management of diverse stakeholders
  • and what qualities he looks for in a leader.


17:45 – 18:15 Registration, refreshments and networking
18:15 – 19:00 Discussion with Stewart
19:00 – 19:15 Q&A
19:15 – 19:45 Refreshments and networking

Stewart Wingate

Stewart Wingate joined Gatwick Airport as Chief Executive Officer in December 2009. 

Stewart joined Gatwick Airport from BAA Airports Limited where he spent five years in senior management roles at several airports. He was Managing Director of London’s Stansted Airport (2007-2009), Chief Executive Officer of Budapest Airport (2005-2007) and Customer Services Director of Glasgow Airport (2004-2005).  Previously, Stewart spent more than 15 years at Black & Decker where he had responsibility for a wide range of functions. He was General Manager of a start-up manufacturing plant in the Czech Republic, Operations Director at the company’s manufacturing facility at Spennymoor, County Durham, and European Marketing Manager based in Germany.

Stewart holds a masters degree in Business Administration from Newcastle University with distinction and a first-class honours degree in electrical and electronic engineering. He is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Institute of Engineering and Technology.