General manager - Gatwick
Markus Biedermann is the General Manager for Gatwick.
He is responsible for the day to day business at the busiest single runway airport. He started his career as an ATCO for approach and area control at the Munich area control center in Germany in 2000.
After being responsible for training and assessments for ATCOs, he moved on in a watch manager role and subsequently stepped up as Head of Staffing.
Before he moved to Gatwick, he completed his MBA in Aviation Management and in-depth training in Risk Management. He currently takes on the challenge of doing a PhD at Gloucestershire University.
Head of Engineering
Sunjay is responsible for the air traffic engineering part of the Gatwick operation. His background has many dimensions and includes strategy, international program management, safety-critical technical operational management, and business development. He has wealth of engineering experience and accomplishments which include an Executive MBA with special focus on Aviation Management from Nanyang Business School, Singapore.
Head of Safety, Security and Quality
Graham is responsible for the Safety, Security and Quality of the Gatwick operation. His background is operational, initially as a controller in the RAF before joining NATS as a controller working at Swanwick and Manchester Centres before moving to a non-operational role in airspace design. He then returned to controlling as the Manager Operations and Training at Farnborough airport before joining the Directorate of Safety. During his time in the Directorate he was involved in leading numerous safety initiatives at both national and global levels as well as a secondment to Gatwick as the Manager ATC.
Head of Operations
After a military career in ATC Andy Kenyon joined NATS in 1992. A decade as an ATCO at Stansted Airport followed, this was during the period where the airport developed from quiet regional to major low cost hub.
After promotion to Watch Manager Andy progressed to the role of Manager Operations and Training at Stansted and immediately took local ATC responsibility for the successful introduction of electronic strips into a UK airport for the first time. Andy then held roles of Manager ATC, first at Stansted and then at Gatwick before moving to the Channel Island of Jersey on secondment as Manager ATS. Whilst in Jersey he managed the project to obtain ANSP certification and was ATC project lead for the introduction of the new control tower. His next positions were at Southampton Airport and then Birmingham Airport as ATS General Manager.
At Birmingham Andy led the project to introduce the new control tower followed by the transition of ANSP after the decision was made to take their ANS in house.
There was a short return to Stansted as ATS General Manager before Andy moved to Air Navigation Solutions as Head of Operations in May 2015.
Head of Business Services
Lauren is responsible for several aspects that service the business. An Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development she has over 12 years experience in Human Resources, Finance, Payroll, Supplier Contracts and Facilities Management. Lauren has previously held positions of Commercial Manager, HR Manager and Management Accountant.