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Heathrow lands Echave as acting CFO

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HEATHROW AIRPORT has appointed Javier Echave as acting CFO with immediate effect.

He has served as Heathrow’s finance director for operations and performance since 2008.

The move follows the departure of Michael Uzielli, who stepped down last month to take up what Heathrow described as “an outstanding opportunity with a private equity backed business”.

Heathrow said the recruitment process for a permanent CFO is underway and an update will be provided in the coming months.

Uzielli only started his Heathrow post in June last year, when he joined from British Gas after nearly three years with the energy provider.

Michael Uzielli said of his departure: “I have been offered a unique opportunity to develop my career with a private equity backed business. It has been a tremendous privilege to work for Heathrow as CFO. Heathrow is a fantastic business with a great future. I am confident that Heathrow will be successful not only in delivering its expansion plans,  but also in becoming a world leading airport for service –  being recognised as a nationally vital economic asset, connecting the UK to growth.”

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