Wayne Harvey

Wayne Harvey, Chairman


Wayne Harvey joined Cardiff Airport as Chairman on 1st June 2020.

As an Economics graduate and Chartered Accountant, Wayne's highly successful career in business and finance has spanned over 35 years, including partnership positions for 26 years in Ernst & Young and Deloitte.

Whilst at Ernst & Young, Wayne built a highly successful tax practice across four locations and grew a progressive and dynamic environment for the business and team. Wayne then led the creation of a Private Markets practice in the Thames Valley for Deloitte, and on moving to Cardiff, led the Deloitte team and expanded the Welsh practice and number of employees tenfold. As the Deloitte Wales operations grew under Wayne’s leadership, he forged and now maintains strong relationships with the Welsh Government and Cardiff City Council.

Wayne brings to the Airport a wealth of experience and expertise on strategic and operational matters. Throughout his career, Wayne has a proven track record for growing new business and advising clients and boards across multitude of sectors, including manufacturing, technology, tourism, hospitality, sport and leisure. 

Wayne continues to play a pivotal role in the Welsh business community as the Chair of the CBI in Wales, and as a member of the Princes Trust Wales Advisory Council.

Wayne has lived in Cardiff for over 10 years and is married with 4 children.

Spencer Birns

Spencer Birns, Chief Executive Officer

Spencer Birns, is currently the CEO at Cardiff Airport since August 2020, 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.

Ceri Mashlan, Operations Directotr

Ceri Mashlan – Operations Director

Ceri Mashlan has over 25 years of Aviation experience with regular promotions and development through the business in operational focussed roles.

Ceri is a highly motivated leader, with a drive and determination that has resulted in a track record of delivering great operational results for the business. Her tenacious approach to dealing with challenges has resulted in innovative and cost-effective operational functions for the airport.

Ceri has an inclusive approach to leading and mentoring staff, which enables the productive structure and enthusiasm for her direct reports to deliver efficiently while maintaining focus on a highly regulated and monitored part of the business. With Security and safety being critical components of the business, Ceri is the accountable manager and license holder of Cardiff Airport & St Athan for the CAA.

Ceri is also the lead for the business maintaining effective relationships with the Government agencies, airlines operational teams and 3rd party operationally focussed companies operating at the airport.

In addition to running a smooth Airfield and Terminal, she has been the lead team member for all the major customer facing airlift projects since 2007, delivering effective and profitable operations for the business for the following major airlift events:

  • Rugby World cup 2007
  • Annual Six Nations Rugby Air lifts since 2007
  • Ryder Cup 2010
  • NATO Summit 2014
  • Super Cup 2014
  • Rugby World Cup 2015
  • Champions League Final 2017
Geraint Davies

Geraint Davies CBE, Non-Executive Director

Geraint Davies CBE was a Senior Partner for Grant Thornton UK LLP Chartered Accountants in Wales for 25 years. His experience ranges from dealing with Listed and AIM companies through health, education and utilities to SMEs and the third sector. At various times in his career he has been involved with M&A activity, multi-bank fund raising and forensic and investigation work including appearing before the European Court of Justice and Parliamentary Accounts Committee. He is a non-Executive Director of a Listed Company

Committed to the development and furtherance of Wales, he has served and does serve on many boards, including the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, the Wales Millennium Centre, the Arts Active Trust and Music Theatre Wales. He is the Lead Advisor to the Aberfan Memorial and Education Charities; a role he has held for more than 35 years. 

He was awarded the CBE in the 2013 New Year's Honours for voluntary and charitable services in Wales.


Terry Morgan

Terry Morgan, Non-Executive Director

Mr Morgan joined the British Airports Authority (BAA) as a management trainee in 1980 and since then has held a number of senior positions in the airport industry, including the role of Managing Director at London Stansted Airport. Over the years Mr Morgan has also gained a wealth of experience in all areas of conducting airport business in an international environment. From 1997 – 2000, Mr Morgan was Chief Executive of Australia Pacific Airports Corporation and between 2007 and 2013 he held senior executive positions at London Heathrow Airport, including interim Chief Operating Officer and Technical Standards Director, the latter role included leading the airport’s governance in aviation safety and security compliance.

Terry Morgan has been an independent aviation consultant since 2013, advising major UK Airports on matters such as infrastructure, airport investment, operations and development. 

Mr Morgan has sat on the UK National Aviation Security Committee, the board of Airports Council International and the board of the UK Airports Operators Association. He is a Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute and a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society.

Anne Jessopp

Anne Jessopp, Non-Executive Director

Anne joins the Board of Directors at Cardiff Airport, whilst also remaining in her current role as the Chief Executive of The Royal Mint where she has been in charge since February 2018.

During her time as Chief Executive of The Royal Mint, Anne has successfully navigated the business to a profit of £12.4 million in 2021. She has overseen a diversification strategy which has evolved The Royal Mint into a consumer brand, offering precious metals investments, historic coins and jewellery - while continuing to make coins for the UK and overseas.

Since joining The Royal Mint in 2008 Anne has held several positions on the Board, including HR Director and Director of Consumer. Prior to joining The Royal Mint, Anne gained significant experience in leading cultural change, manufacturing and growing new business gained from her time working for some of the UK’s biggest firms including Procter & Gamble, RAC and Rolls Royce.

A particular passion during her career has been working with companies that are developing their culture and undergoing significant change. Her specialism in Human resources is going to be very helpful as the airport invests in our teams to help the recovery of the business.