The Board

Spencer Birns

Spencer Birns, taken over as Chief Executive Officer at Cardiff Airport with over 25 years of industry experience.

Spencer studied travel, tourism and hospitality management and has worked in various elements of the sector with management responsibilities in Catering, Travel & Tourism along with Airport Management.

He has worked for Cardiff Airport since 2006, joining from Manchester Airport and headed up the Air Service Development activities. In 2010 he assumed responsibilities for all Commercial and Aero income for the airport and was elevated to the Board as Commercial Director in 2013. Following 5 years of strong successful growth for airport including promotion to Chief Commercial Officer in 2019.

Spencer has previously worked for My Travel group across many commercial and retail related management roles over a 9 year period. Prior to this he has worked for Yates for over 3 years with management experience in the Catering and Beverage elements of the business.
He has a strong focus on revenue development and cost control which has helped Cardiff Airport develop with an entrepreneurial spirit and flair delivering effective results.

Spencer Birns