– UK – BBA Aviation plc, the leading global aviation support and aftermarket services provider, announces that Mike Powell has been appointed to the Board as Group Finance Director with effect from 1 July 2014, succeeding Mark Hoad who, as previously announced, steps down on 30 June.

Mike Powell joins from AZ Electronic Materials, a FTSE 250 company with international reach, where he has held the role of Chief Financial Officer since 2011.  Prior to this Mike was Group Finance Director of Nippon Sheet Glass Co Ltd having previously spent 15 years at Pilkington plc in a variety of senior finance roles. 

Commenting on the appointment, Simon Pryce, BBA Aviation Chief Executive said: “We are delighted to welcome Mike to BBA Aviation.  He has an excellent track record as a Group Finance Director with extensive experience working across all aspects of group finance on an international basis and will be a great asset to the Group.  We look forward to working with Mike and to his positive contribution as we continue to execute effectively on our growth strategy.”

Mike Powell commented: “I am very excited to be joining BBA Aviation, a company with a strong track record and a clear strategy to deliver on the many growth opportunities ahead of it. I look forward to playing a key role in the Company’s continued operational and strategic progress.”

About BBA Aviation

BBA Aviation plc is a leading global aviation services and aftermarket support provider. BBA Aviation’s Flight Support businesses (Signature Flight Support and ASIG) provide specialist on-airport support services, including refueling and ground handling, to the owners and operators of private, business, military and commercial aircraft. BBA Aviation’s Aftermarket Services businesses (Dallas Airmotive, Premier Turbines, H+S Aviation, International Turbine Service, W. H. Barrett Turbine Engine Company, International Governor Services and Ontic) are focused on the repair and overhaul of gas turbine engines and the service of aerospace components, sub-systems and systems. BBA Aviation group companies operate from more than 220 individual locations on five continents.

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