BBA Aviation announces David Crook to its Board as next Group Finance Director

– UK, London – BBA Aviation plc (LSE:BBA), the leading global aviation support and aftermarket services provider, announces that Mike Powell, Group Finance Director, has resigned in order to take up the role of Chief Financial Officer of Wolseley plc, and will be leaving the Group on 31st May 2017. The Board is pleased to announce the appointment of David Crook, currently Group Financial Controller, to the position of Group Finance Director and to the Board with effect from 1st June 2017.

David Crook has served as Group Financial Controller since joining BBA Aviation in April 2015. David’s previous roles include Head of Group Finance at AZ Electronic Materials, as well as general management and finance roles within Sun Chemical, Telewest Global, Vantico Group and Corus Group. David is a qualified accountant and holds an MBA from Warwick Business School.

Commenting on today’s announcement, Sir Nigel Rudd, Chairman of BBA Aviation, said: “On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank Mike for his significant contribution to BBA Aviation and we wish him every success in his new role. We are very pleased with the appointment of David Crook as Group Finance Director and look forward to welcoming him to the Board in June.”

Simon Pryce, Chief Executive Officer, added: “I would like to add my thanks to Mike for his contribution to BBA Aviation over the last three years. He has played a critical role during what has been a transformational period for the Group and we wish him well for the future. We are delighted to announce the appointment of David Crook whose expertise, experience and detailed knowledge of the BBA Aviation business will ensure he is very well placed to continue to support the realisation of the enhanced medium and long term potential of the enlarged Group.”

AboutBBA Aviation plc

BBA Aviation plc is a market leading, global aviation support and aftermarket services provider, primarily focused on servicing the Business and General Aviation (B&GA) market. We support our customers through three principal businesses: Signature Flight Support is the world’s largest fixed base operation (FBO) and line maintenance network for B&GA users with over 200 locations covering key destinations in North America, Europe, South America, Africa and Asia. Engine Repair & Overhaul (ERO) is a leading independent dedicated engine service provider to global B&GA operators, the rotorcraft market and regional airline fleets with locations in the USA, Europe, South America, Asia and the Middle East. Ontic is a leading provider of high-quality equipment and cost-effective solutions for the continuing support of maturing and legacy aerospace platforms with locations in the USA, Europe and Asia.

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