BAA PLC

Directorate Change


BAA announces senior management appointments and board changes

BAA, the world's leading airport company, today announced senior management
succession, which will take place over the coming year following the planned
retirement of two BAA directors.

Janis Kong, Executive Chairman of Heathrow Airport, is to retire from the
company on 1 March 2006 and Mike Toms, Director of Planning and Regulatory
Affairs, has indicated his intention to leave the Group in autumn 2006.

Mrs Kong's successor will be Mick Temple, currently Managing Director of
Heathrow Airport. As Divisional Director of Heathrow, Mr Temple will take
responsibility for Heathrow Airport and Heathrow Express. On 1 March 2006 he
will join the BAA Executive Committee and be appointed to the BAA plc Board. He
will also take on other aspects of Janis Kong's role, including chairmanship of
BAA's Corporate Responsibility Board.

Mr Temple's successor as Managing Director of Heathrow is Tony Douglas,
currently Managing Director of Terminal 5, which is due to open in March 2008.
Mr Douglas will retain his responsibilities for the construction of T5, which
is now 66 per cent complete, on budget and ahead of schedule. He will lead the
work to integrate T5 into the Heathrow operation, alongside executing an
ambitious makeover of Heathrow's older terminals. Tony Douglas is already a
member of the BAA Executive Committee.

Janis Kong's responsibility for BAA's relationships with airlines will be taken
over by Duncan Garrood, BAA's Divisional Director responsible for Gatwick,
Stansted, international operations and marketing.

Mike Toms's responsibilities are to be divided. His planning role will be taken
over in stages by Donal Dowds, currently Divisional Managing Director of BAA
Scotland. Mr Dowds will take charge of airport planning from 1 January 2006 and
later in the year will also assume responsibility for the Stansted G2 second
runway project.

From January, Mr Dowds will be based in London, but will retain his Executive
Committee responsibilities for Scotland, supporting a Scottish team led by
Stephen Baxter, currently Managing Director of Glasgow Airport. Mr Baxter takes
on the new role of Managing Director, BAA Scotland, with overall responsibility
for Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen airports. Mr Dowds will retain his position
as Chairman of BAA USA.

In the next year, Mike Toms will focus on leading BAA's conduct of the price
review currently being conducted by the Civil Aviation Authority and which is
due to conclude in 2008. A search has already commenced to identify the right
individual to lead BAA's regulatory team following Mr Toms's retirement, with a
view to ensuring a smooth transfer of responsibilities in the course of 2006.

Mike Clasper, BAA's Chief Executive, said: "Janis and Mike have both delivered
outstanding service to BAA and its shareholders. Between them, they have worked
for the company for almost 60 years and we owe them a great debt. The
appointments of Mick, Tony, Donal and Stephen indicate the depth of management
quality within the company and I am confident that they will help lead the
business to new heights."

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Notes to Editors

Janis Kong, 54, joined the then British Airports Authority in 1973 and has
served in a wide array of positions, including Managing Director, Gatwick. She
was awarded an OBE in 2002 for services to transport and regional development
in south-east England. She is a non-executive director of Portmeirion Holdings.
Following her retirement from BAA, she plans to take up a number of other
business opportunities.

Mike Toms, 52, joined BAA in 1980 and was appointed Director of Planning and
Regulatory Affairs in 2001. He is a non-executive director of the Viridian
group. Following his retirement from BAA, Mike plans to pursue other business
opportunities.

Mick Temple, 51, has been Managing Director of Heathrow since 2001. He joined
BAA in 1998 as Heathrow's Operations Development Director. Prior to joining
BAA, Mick's career was in the oil industry. A chemical engineer, he worked for
Esso UK in a variety of downstream activities, before spending several years
overseas with Exxon's oil and gas exploration division.

Tony Douglas, 42, joined BAA in 1998 and was appointed Managing Director of
Terminal 5 in 2003. Prior to that he was BAA's Technical Director. Before
joining BAA in 1998, Mr Douglas had spells as Group Manufacturing and Logistics
Director at Kenwood plc and as BAe's Manufacturing Director of Regional Jets.

Donal Dowds, 53, joined BAA in 1979. He is also a member of the Secretary of
State for Scotland's Commission on Boundary Differences and Voting Systems and
a member of the board of VisitScotland and the Scottish Council for Development
and Industry.

Stephen Baxter, 40, joined BAA as Managing Director of Glasgow Airport in 2002.
Prior to that he held senior positions with Black and Decker, the power tools
company.