Debra Bowen Rees

Debra Bowen Rees

Non-Executive Director

In post since: January 2020


Debra has a wealth of experience in leadership and management, including managing safety-critical, regulated infrastructure. After a successful career and a number of senior positions in the Royal Air Force, Debra joined Cardiff Airport in 2012 as Operations Director, before being appointed Managing Director in 2014. She became the Chief Executive of the Welsh Government-owned airport in 2017 and was responsible for leading the airport through a period of transformational change. In August 2020, Debra stepped down as Chief Executive of Cardiff Airport and subsequently from the Board of Directors in September 2020.

Current other Non-Executive positions

Non-Executive Director of the Port of Milford Haven and Trustee and Board Member at Hijinx Theatre Company.

Committee membership

Member of Audit Committee and Quality and Environment Committee.