Richard Gooding is giving up his post as CEO of London City Airport after 15 years in the role.
He will be replaced by Declan Collier, who is currently the CEO of Dublin Airport Authority.
After he steps down from the top post in early 2012, Gooding will remain on the board as a non-executive director.
Roy Griffins, LCY’s chairman, said the airport had seen significant development under Gooding.
“LCY underwent significant development during Richard’s outstandingly successful tenure as CEO,” he said.
“The airport enjoyed a four-fold increase in traffic to more than three million passengers a year.”
Griffins added he was “delighted” to see Collier appointed as the new CEO.
“Declan has led DAA through a transformational period in terms of its infrastructure and business culture,” he said.
“He is a respected voice within the aviation industry through his involvement with Airports Council International (ACI), where he is currently President, ACI Europe.”