BAA searching for 5th PR boss in as many years
BAA communications director Malcolm Robertson has resigned from his post, leaving the airport owner searching for its fifth PR boss in as many years.
Robertson has played down suggestions that BAA’s handling of December’s snow chaos, when Heathrow was paralysed for four days, played a part in his decision, saying: "Yes it was a difficult time but I have been at BAA for 12 years and I have been thinking for some time that I need to consider what I do next, see what the world outside BAA looks like."
Robertson took on the role in 2010, having worked previously as deputy communications director and having headed BAA’s communications operation in Scotland.
He will vacate the role in September following a handover period.
In an email to staff chief executive Colin Matthews said of Robertson: "In the last 12 months he has established a sound communications strategy that provides us with a good platform from which to build our reputation. Malcolm leaves with our very best wishes for the future."