BBA Aviation appoints Amee Chande and Emma Gilthorpe to its Board as Non-Executive Directors

– UK, London – BBA Aviation (LSE:BBA), a market-leading provider of global aviation support and aftermarket services, is pleased to announce the appointment of Amee Chande and Emma Gilthorpe as non-executive directors.

Amee Chande will join the Board on 1 January 2018. Ms. Chande has significant international experience living and working in North America and Asia. After starting her career with McKinsey, Ms. Chande worked for large retailers including Tesco, Staples and Wal-Mart where she gained considerable brand development skills. Since 2015, Amee has worked for Alibaba and is currently managing director of global strategy and operations based in London.

Emma Gilthorpe will also join the Board on 1 January 2018 and brings extensive aviation experience from her various roles at Heathrow Airport Holdings (formerly BAA), where she is currently executive director for expansion. She has a deep understanding of policy and regulation gained from almost twenty years’ experience at Cable and Wireless and BT. Ms. Gilthorpe is currently a non-executive director at South East Water.

Ms. Chande and Ms. Gilthorpe will sit on the Audit and Risk, Remuneration and Nomination Committees.

BBA Aviation also announces that Peter Ratcliffe will step down from the Board at our AGM on 11 May 2018, having joined in 2009.

Sir Nigel Rudd, BBA Aviation Chairman commented “I am delighted to welcome Emma and Amee to the Board of BBA Aviation. They both bring highly relevant experience for the next stage in the Group’s development. In addition, I would like to thank Peter for his valuable contribution to the Board over the past nine years; a period of significant change for BBA Aviation.”

About BBA 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 and Signature TECHNICAirTM which provide premium, full service flight and home base support including refuelling, ground handling and MRO services through the world’s largest fixed base operation (FBO) network for B&GA users with around 200 locations covering key destinations in North America, Europe, South America, Caribbean, Africa and Asia. 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. Engine Repair & Overhaul/Global Engine Services is a leading independent 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.

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