International Airport Summit 2024


The Steigenberger Airport Hotel Amsterdam

13th — 14th November 2024

Chris Woodroofe

Chris Woodroofe

Managing Director

Manchester Airport

MAG Manchester Airport logo

Chris was appointed Managing Director of Manchester Airport in June 2022.

He previously served as Chief Operating Officer at London Gatwick Airport where he led numerous successful people, process and system change programmes. Prior to that, he held a number of senior positions at the airport including Head of Engineering and Head of Security.

Chris is a chartered chemical engineer who left Imperial College, London, with a first class masters degree to join Nestle UK’s graduate scheme. He also holds an MBA with distinction from the University of Warwick.

Case Study

11.50 am

Case Study:

Installing cutting-edge security technology

New scanners are being implemented to detect prohibited items with greater accuracy, which will make air travel safer and easier for passengers. With restrictions on liquids relaxed air travel is about to get a little easier. But with some airports struggling to adapt, here’s what to expect:

  • New liquid rules and the impact on passengers and airport security
  • Technology ending the 100 ml liquid rules
  • Embracing innovation and being early adopters of new tech
Chris Woodroofe with MAG Manchester Airport logo
Chris Woodroofe

Managing Director
Manchester Airport (MAG)


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