Andrew Bell


Andrew is Chief Executive of Regional & City Airports (RCA), the specialist regional airport management division of Rigby Group whose current portfolio includes Exeter, Norwich, Coventry, City of Derry, Blackpool and Solent Airfield. RCA focuses on unlocking the potential of smaller regional airports through effective management and collaboration, enabling them to benefit from the economies of scale – and to share in the best practice – traditionally only available to larger airports.

Andrew is leading RCA’s ambitious development program to grow its portfolio of owned and managed airports, develop its discrete services business – building on specialisms including car park yield management, air traffic control and refuelling –
and to grow the number of FBO locations for XLR, the group’s executive jet centre operation.

Andrew was formerly CEO of Norwich Airport where he led its strong recovery following several years of decline. He trained as a Chartered Accountant before moving into a senior finance role with an airport management company with interests in the UK and the Netherlands.