Eurotunnel’s Griffiths quits for Airports Council job

BRUSSELS: Eurotunnel UK public affairs director Roy Griffiths has quit the crisis-ridden channel tunnel operator after just six months to become director-general of Airports Council International (ACI) Europe.

Griffiths takes up the post on 1 December from Philippe Hamon, who is retiring having served as D-G since 1991. ACI represents the interests of 1,400 airports worldwide, 450 of which are in Europe.

‘Europe’s airports are a vital link in the chain of industry, governments and regulators,’ said Griffiths.

He pledged to ‘create a strategic policy framework [to] allow airports to develop responsively and responsibly’.

Griffiths spent 25 years in the civil service prior to joining Eurotunnel early this year and is a former director of the aviation directorate at the Department of Transport.

Eurotunnel was expected to reveal Q3 figures on 21 October.

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