On 1 November 2021, Tony Chisnall is leaving the position of director of Schiphol’s Capital Programme. The programme, which manages several large construction projects, is coming to an end.
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the programme in its current form is ending. The early and enabling works and landside modifications for the new pier and terminal have been completed, the tender for the new terminal has been postponed and the completion of the new pier has been delayed. In addition, the Landside Central Programme (LCP) and the redevelopment of the train and bus station at Schiphol (Multimodal Hub Schiphol) were integrated into the existing organisation during the recent reorganisation within Schiphol. This makes it an appropriate time for Tony to move on and seek new opportunities.
Tony: “COVID-19 has had an unprecedented impact on Schiphol and the aviation sector which has had significant consequences for Schiphol’s plans regarding construction and investments. I am proud of what we have achieved and it has been a privilege to serve Schiphol. However, at the same time, it is very unfortunate to see projects being delayed or halted, which has ultimately had an impact on my role as director of those projects. Therefore I have decided to move on, in the confidence that the existing team will make further progress and allow me to seek new opportunities.”
Hanne Buis, Chief Projects & Assets Officer (CPAO) at Royal Schiphol Group: “We thank Tony for his commitment and contribution to Schiphol’s development over the past few years. The world we operate in has changed dramatically during the past year and a half. This affects our construction and investment programme, which we will now organise in a more integrated way in the organisation. I am pleased with the team that is now supervising the construction of Pier A in the best possible way.”