– UK, London – Air Partner Plc (LON: AIR), the global aviation services group, today announced that, following a comprehensive search process, Paul Dollman has been appointed as Non-Executive Director of the Company with effect from 1 May 2019. He will also take up the role of Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee, replacing Shaun Smith, with effect from 26 June 2019, being the date of Air Partner’s 2019 Annual General Meeting.
As announced on 25 October 2018, Shaun Smith will not stand for re-election at Air Partner’s 2019 Annual General Meeting, having completed his three-year term as Non-Executive Director.
Ed Warner, Chair of Air Partner plc, said: “I am very pleased that Paul has joined the Air Partner board. He has a deep understanding of the aviation industry, which, coupled with his financial expertise, will be highly beneficial to Air Partner, further aligning the board’s experience to the group’s strategy. On behalf of the board, I would like to thank Shaun for his three years of service as Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee, and wish him the best for the future.”
About Paul Dollman
Paul has significant PLC experience and has held Chair and Non-Executive Director positions at a range of listed companies. In addition, he has excellent knowledge of the aviation industry, having been Group Finance Director at John Menzies PLC, the holding company of Menzies Aviation, from 2002 to 2013. He understands the sector’s operational, strategic and commercial environment well, and is credited with nearly trebling Menzies Aviation in size during his tenure.
Paul’s other current non-executive directorships include Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee of Wilmington PLC, Non-Executive Director of Scottish Amicable Life Assurance Society, and Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee of Etihad Topco Limited, trading as Verastar. Paul was also previously Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee of Arqiva group companies and Non-Executive Director and Chair of Smart Metering Systems Plc.
Paul Dollman added: “Air Partner has a solid strategy in place to become a world-class aviation services group and I am very much looking forward to using my experience from Menzies Aviation to support this. With a new Chair and strong management team in place, the Company is in a good position to further grow its product offering, customer base, and geographical reach.”
In an executive capacity, Paul has previously held the position of Group Finance Director at William Grant & Sons Enterprises Limited and Inveresk PLC as well as a variety of roles at Clydesdale Group and Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP.
About Air Partner
Founded in 1961, Air Partner is a global aviation services group that provides worldwide solutions to industry, commerce, governments, and private individuals. The Group has two divisions: Charter division, comprising air charter brooking and remarketing; and the Consulting & Training division, comprising the aviation safety consultancies, Baines Simmons, Clockwork Research and Wildlife Hazard Management, as well as Air Partner’s Emergency Planning Division. For reporting purposes, the Group is structured into four divisions: Commercial Jets, Private Jets, Freight and Consulting & Training. The Commercial Jet division charters large airliners to move groups of any size. Air Partner Remarketing, which is within the Commercial Jet division, provides comprehensive remarketing programmes for all types of commercial and corporate aircraft to a wide range of international clients. Private Jets offers the Company’s unique pre-paid JetCard scheme and on-demand charter. Freight charters aircraft of every size to fly almost any cargo anywhere, at any time. Baines Simmons is a world leader in aviation safety consulting specialising in aviation regulation, compliance, and safety management. Clockwork Research is a leading fatigue risk management consultancy. Wildlife Hazard Management is a leading Environmental and Air Traffic Control services provider to UK and International airports. Air Partner is headquartered alongside Gatwick airport in the UK. Air Partner operates 24/7 year-round. Air Partner is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is ISO 9001:2015 compliant for commercial airline and private jet solutions worldwide.
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