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Decision details

Appointment of Commercial Director for GAL

Decision Maker: Leader

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To approve the appointment of Richard Connelly to the role of Commercial Director for GAL.


To sign the written resolution for the above

Reasons for the decision:

The Executive Management restructure for Gloucestershire Airport Ltd (GAL) proposed by GAL Board was approved by the shareholding councils on 12th January 2018.


Following a recruitment campaign and interview process, the above candidate was recommended to shareholders for appointment. Mark Sheldon, Director of Resources at Cheltenham Borough council, represented the shareholders on the interview panel.


In line with the schedule of responsibilities (ref: C9) in the shareholder’s agreement  ‘appointing persons as Directors of the company’ requires a recommendation from the GAL Board and approval by shareholders.

Alternative options considered:

Other candidates were considered.

Other reasons / organisations consulted

Overview and Scrutiny Committee were updated on the proposed structure at a meeting on 27 November 2017.

Supportive of actions taken to strengthening the management of the company.

Contact: Mark Sheldon, Director of Resources Email: Email:

Publication date: 23/02/2018

Date of decision: 23/02/2018

Effective from: 03/03/2018