Andrew Bell, Chief Executive of Regional & City Airports (RCA)

Andrew Bell is Chief Executive of Regional & City Airports (RCA), the leading regional airport operator in the UK, which is owned by the Rigby Group.

RCA owns Bournemouth, Exeter, Norwich and Coventry Airports, and operates City of Derry, Blackpool and Solent Airports on behalf of their owners. RCA also operates XLR Executive Jet Centres (“XLR”), the boutique FBO business which has centres at Birmingham, Liverpool and Exeter Airports. Last year RCA welcomed 2.3m passengers and handled over 215,000 flights. RCA’s strategy is to enable regional airports to unlock their potential through effective management and collaboration, accessing economies and specialist services traditionally only available to larger airports.

Andrew was formerly CEO of Norwich Airport. Prior to this 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. Andrew serves on the Board of the AOA.