Whyte will work closely with business change director, Paul Willis on the transformation of the airport, reporting to airport CEO, Ken O’Toole.
Whyte previously worked on some of the UK’s largest construction developments ranging from Edinburgh St James, Liverpool One and Bluewater in Kent.
Most recently he was preconstruction director at Laing O’Rourke leading the team through the preconstruction phase of the retail expansion of Brent Cross.
O’Toole said: “The £600m transformation of the airport is really gathering momentum.
“We’ve made fantastic progress so far, but it’s next year when the project really starts to take-off with work beginning on our £130m arrivals terminal which we expect to open in August 2020.”
Plans also involve the reconfiguration of the existing terminal into a departures only facility.
It also features a revamped retail and restaurant offer, more seating, as well as new car parks and airfield infrastructure.