The appointment follows the departure of former CEO, Mr Chris Woodruff, who officially left the role at the end of June.
Mr Gandy has 25 years' experience within the aviation industry including senior leadership roles at Heathrow and Gatwick airports.
Mr Gandy joined Melbourne Airport in 2007 and after holding several senior executive leadership roles, is currently the Executive Aeronautical. As Executive Aeronautical, Mr Gandy is responsible for growing and developing Melbourne Airport's aeronautical capacity, including attracting new airlines and new services to Victoria.
Quotes attributable to Mr David Crawford, Chairman Australia Pacific Airports Corporate (APAC), owner of Melbourne Airport:
"The appointment of Simon Gandy to the Acting Chief Executive Officer role is testament to his experience and skills. I look forward to working with Simon and the rest of the Melbourne Airport management team as they continue to transform Melbourne Airport."
"As Victoria's aviation gateway, Melbourne Airport is an essential piece of economic and transport infrastructure. It is also an important source of employment and contributes significantly to Victoria's social and economic well-being so finding the right Chief Executive Officer is vital."
Quote attributable to Mr Simon Gandy, Acting CEO Melbourne Airport:
"I am delighted to be appointed as Acting Chief Executive Officer of Melbourne Airport. We have an exciting six months ahead of us, including opening a new domestic terminal, and I look forward to working with the team to continue our transformation and deliver Victorians the airport they deserve."