Alex Kirby

Managing Director, Final Approach Ltd

Alex Kirby

Managing Director, Final Approach Ltd

Biography

Alexander Kirby is Managing Director of Final Approach Limited, a consultancy company based in West Sussex, specializing in designing unique development strategies for airport clients. This ranges from sustainable growth of the air service network to maximizing the value of the real-estate assets in and around the airport. Prior, from 2014 to 2017, Mr. Kirby was Senior Advisor to the Board at London Gatwick Airport, the world’s busiest low cost carrier airport welcoming 45.7 million passenger to its single runway. His primary focus was working with the business and political communities to gain their support the continued growth of the airport. The airport has now enjoyed 60 consecutive months of passenger growth with cargo volumes almost doubling in same period. Since August 2016 Mr. Kirby has served on the Infrastructure Committee of the Urban Land Institute that provide thought leadership on infrastructure solutions for projects across the UK. Prior, from 2012 until 2014, Mr. Kirby was Executive Vice President, Airport Cities, UBM Plc, the world’s second largest live events company following the sale of his company Insight Media to UBM. Prior, from 2005 to 2012 Mr. Kirby was the Founder and Managing Director, Insight Media a consultancy and communications company focused on the aviation industry with clients including Airbus, British Airways, IATA, Airport Council International and many of the world’s leading airport operators. Prior, Mr. Kirby held senior management positions with Barclays Bank and Industrial Bank of Japan (now Mizuho Bank).