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Meet the Heathrow Hub Directors

Mark Bostock

Mark Bostock holds an MA (Hons) in Economics (University of Edinburgh). He is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers and a Founding Director of Runway Innovations Ltd. Over a long year career as a Director at the global consulting firm Arup & Partners (1980 – 2004) Mark established the company’s economic and planning consultancy. He led Arup's work in identifying and promoting an alternative alignment for the Channel Tunnel Rail Link, the UK’s first high speed railway, which gained Government support and replaced British Rail’s preferred route.


Mark was the Arup representative (1994 – 1996) on the Board of London & Continental Railways, owners and operators of European Passenger Services (the operators of Eurostar) and responsible for design, construction and operation of the £6.2bn Channel Tunnel Rail Link – a £6.2 billion investment - commissioned on time and on budget on 14 November 2007 in the presence of Her Majesty The Queen.


Mark was responsible for the 2002 report to Government recommending London’s bid for the 2012 Olympics.


After he left Arup Mark continued to work as a consultant to the firm (2004 – 2011).


Mark was awarded a Fellowship by the Institution of Civil Engineers for his “prominence and high reputation”


 

Captain William ‘Jock’ Lowe

BSc, PhD, DSc, DUniv, FRAeS


Jock has a Degree in Engineering, PhD in Applied Science and Honorary Doctorates from the University of Birmingham and London City for services to aviation.
Concorde’s longest serving pilot (25 years), Jock was also Commercial Manager responsible for Concorde, Director of Flight Operations for British Airways (5 years) and Chairman of the UK Flight Operations Director Group.


Appointed General Manager Operations Control in 1986, Jock assumed responsibility for the day to day operation of the entire British Airways fleet of 300 aircraft worldwide, as well as the operational integration of British Airways and British Caledonian at Gatwick following the 1988 merger. From 1992, he was also Chief Pilot of British Airways.


Following retirement from British Airways, Jock’s roles include non-executive director of AAA Ltd, director of Regional Airports Ltd, Trustee of the UK Confidential Human Factors Reporting System (CHIRP), sponsored by the Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman of Greener by Design. On becoming a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society, Jock served as President in 1998/9.


Liveryman of the Guild of Air Pilots and Air Navigators, and awarded the Guild's Brackley Memorial Trophy in 1997 for services to aviation, Jock is also the first person since Sir Sefton Brancker in 1929 to have held both position of President of the RAeS and the Master of GAPAN.


Jock is a founding Director of Runway Innovations Ltd.


 

Steven Costello

BA(Hons) BArch(Hons) ARB


Steven Costello is a highly experienced architect and transport planner. He is a founding Director of Runway Innovations Ltd.


Steven has worked on a number of major international infrastructure projects, including UK transport interchanges and international airports in Europe and the Middle East


 

Peter Lonergan

Peter held the position of Airport Director (MD) of London Biggin Hill Airport for 17 years (1994-2011).


During this time his significant contributions to the aviation industry were recognised by a number of awards including European Business Aviation - Contribution to Business Aviation, and 2010 Airport Operators Association - Best Aviation Airport.


Peter is also a member of European Aviation Safety Agency's Group on Rulemaking For Aerodrome Operations.


Previous roles include Group Operations Manager Facilities Management, SERcO and Director/General Manager, Port of London Authority.


Peter is a founding director of Runway Innovations Ltd.