Amanda McMillan

A qualified Chartered Accountant, Amanda McMillan was appointed Managing Director of Glasgow Airport in 2008 and has since transformed the fortunes of the business. Not only has she steered the airport through the worst downturn in aviation history, Ms McMillan has implemented a strategy which has successfully strengthened Scotland’s connectivity with important global markets and has encouraged more people to fly from Glasgow Airport. 

Ms McMillan first joined what was then BAA from drinks giant Diageo in October 2005, initially working at the BAA Business  Support Centre (BSC) where she was responsible  for the finance and HR operational areas of the shared Service Centre for seven airports and BAA plc.

In September 2006, she was appointed Operations Director at Glasgow Airport and had overall responsibility for the operational performance of the airport terminal, security, airfield, fire service and engineering. Ms McMillan returned to the BSC in July 2007 as Managing Director before assuming the same role at Glasgow Airport in 2008.

Ms McMillan is responsible for leading and developing a high profile, complex business that supports over 4,500 jobs and involves multiple private and public stakeholders. She holds a number of positions outwith Glasgow Airport including:


  • Non-Executive Director of utilities firm Business Stream
  • Chamber Director with Glasgow Chamber of Commerce
  • Council Member with the Institute of Chartered Accounts in Scotland (ICAS)
  • Chair of the ICAS Continual Professional Development Review Group
  • Member of the University of Glasgow Business School Advisory board
  • Ambassador for the Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice

In June 2013, Ms McMillan received an OBE (Order of the British Empire) in recognition of her success in growing passenger numbers during a time of economic uncertainty and securing a host of new routes and services.

Ms McMillan lives in Glasgow with her husband and two children.

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