Heathrow Airport’s head of cargo Nick Platts will leave his position on 9 October to seek a fresh challenge.
Platts has been in charge of cargo at the UK hub for four and half years, since 2015 and revealed the news in an email to his industry contacts. When he was appointed, he became the first head of cargo at Heathrow for 20 years.
He said the cargo programme is “well advanced” and added he has done all he can “to build advocacy across the business and wider community” so has decided to move on to a fresh challenge.
Platts thanked all his contacts for the support, advice and guidance over the last seven years at Heathrow and more specifically since 2015, for getting Heathrow ready for the cargo growth to come.
During his time, Heathrow was given approval to build a third runway, and has started various initiatives to improve the efficiency of air cargo operations.
No details have yet been revealed of who will replace Platts at the helm. CAAS has contacted the Heathrow media office for details of plans to replace him.