AGS Airports Ltd Executive Team
Derek Provan, Chief Executive Officer
Derek Provan joined AGS Airports, which owns Aberdeen International, Glasgow and Southampton airports, as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) on 16 April 2018.
As the second-largest airport group in the UK, AGS carried over 15 million passengers in 2018 and directly supports approximately 10,000 jobs.
Born in Glasgow, Derek has over 20 years’ experience in aviation and joined AGS from Heathrow, Europe’s largest airport, where he was latterly Chief Operating Officer.
During his time at Heathrow, Derek also held the position of Director, Future Heathrow. He was responsible for the future design of an expanded Heathrow to include surface access, terminals, airfield and airspace design and the creation of the hub’s master plan and future operating models.
Derek joined Heathrow in 2013 having spent three years as Managing Director of Aberdeen International Airport. Derek started his aviation career in 1998 at Glasgow Airport where he went on to hold a series of senior roles. He has a BSc in Fire Risk Engineering, Masters Degrees in Risk Management and Business Management and Research.
Derek is a founding member of the Performance-Based Regulation Industry Group working with the CAA to ensure that the industry forms an integral part of future regulation in UK Aviation. He holds a number of positions outwith AGS Airports including Council Director with Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, member of the Airport Operators Association’s board and a member of the Department for Transport’s Aviation Security Council.
Mark Johnston, Chief Operating Officer
Mark joined Glasgow Airport as Continuous Improvement Project Manager in 2000. He then went on to hold a number of different roles within the airport operation, including Head of Terminal and Security, Head of Infrastructure and Technical services and latterly Operations Director, before being appointed Managing Director in May 2018. Mark was appointed Chief Operating Officer of AGS Airports in November 2020. Mark has a BA Honours in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Heriot-Watt University and also an MBA from Glasgow University.
Roger Hunt, Chief of Business Services
Following a career spanning 26 years with the Royal Bank of Scotland Group, where Roger had a number of roles across both the Business and HR, he left the position of Global Implementation Manager in 2009 to take up a fresh challenge as Head of Human Resources for the Scottish Prison Service. He joined Aberdeen Airport in 2011 as Head of HR before moving into the operation as Operations Director in 2013. He joined the AGS Executive Committee in January 2015 as Director for HR, Capital and Innovation. Roger is currently Chief of Business Services.
Gillian Bruton, Chief Financial Officer
Gillian qualified with a Bachelor of Accountancy degree from Glasgow University and completed her Chartered Accounting qualification with PWC in Glasgow. She then spent three years working as an International Internal Auditor with Thorn EMI, based near London. In 1998 Gillian joined Polaroid, where she held various finance roles of increasing responsibility, ultimately serving as Group Finance Director from 2007 to 2013 for the Polaroid Eyewear division, which manufactured and sold Polaroid Eyewear branded sunglasses globally. In May 2013 she was appointed as Finance Director for Highlands and Islands Airports Ltd the group which owns and operates 11 airports around Scotland, including Inverness and Sumburgh airports. This was a joint appointment with Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd. Gillian joined the AGS Executive in November 2020.