Officials with the Greater London International Airport Authority conducted an extensive search in its quest to find a replacement for retiring Steve Baker CEO, but ultimately found the right person for the job in their own backyard.
Following an extensive international search that included candidates from Europe, the United States and Canada, the board announced on Monday (Feb. 6) the appointment of Michael Seabrook as the new president/CEO effective May 1, upon the retirement of Baker who led the authority since 1998.
“Mike is an experienced airport professional with a strong business and customer focus,” said Janet Stewart, chair of Greater London International Airport Authority's Board of Directors, which oversees the management, operation and development of the airport. “Mike’s management style, his familiarity with the community and his passion for the industry will allow for a seamless transition. We look forward to Mike’s commitment to the future growth of the gateway to southwestern Ontario, the London International Airport.”
Seabrook, currently the airport’s vice-president, brings with him 21 years of air transportation experience and a combination of senior management, business development, operations, customer service and airport expertise. Seabrook was born and raised in London and has an MBA from the Ivey School of Business.
Prior to senior management positions at the airport, Seabrook worked as a Marketing Manager for 3M Canada where he developed and implemented sales and marketing plans, dealer Distribution network, marketing collateral, trade show participation and pricing strategies.
As president/CEO, Seabrook will assume overall leadership in the strategic planning, operations and financial performance of the airport.