Air Partner names new Chairman

Lauren Eldershaw
By Lauren Eldershaw April 3, 2019 15:01

Air Partner names new Chairman

Ed Warner has been named as the newly appointed non-executive Chairman of Air Partner, with effective from April 1 2019.

Warner has extensive PLC experience and has chaired the boards at a range of prominent organisations. He is currently Chair of Grant Thornton UK, Blackrock Commodities Income Investment Trust and derivatives exchange LMAX, as well as a Director of a suite of Dublin-listed investment funds managed by DCI. In addition, he is Chair of the Palace for Life Foundation and World Para Athletics. Warner was also Chair of Standard Life Private Equity Trust from 2013 to the end of 2018 and of Panmure Gordon & Co between 2010 and 2016, as well as a Non-Executive Director of SafeCharge International Group from 2014 to 2016.

Richard Jackson, who was appointed Chairman on an interim basis on September 7, 2018, will revert to his previous role as non-executive director and senior independent director.

Mark Briffa, CEO of Air Partner, said: “I am delighted Ed has agreed to become Chair of Air Partner’s Board and I am very much looking forward to working with him. Ed’s extensive PLC and leadership experience, along with his strong understanding of customer-centric businesses, is well suited to Air Partner and will help us to further capitalise on opportunities to diversify and grow our business. I would also like to thank Richard Jackson for the excellent support he has provided as Interim Chairman. His commitment has been much appreciated and enabled the Company to successfully navigate a challenging period.”

Ed Warner, Chairman designate of Air Partner plc, said: “I am delighted to be joining Air Partner as Chair. Excellent progress has been made against the Group’s organic and acquisitive growth strategy and Air Partner’s customer offering is well respected across its international markets. I am confident we can continue to grow and develop our enviable customer base from here, and I am very much looking forward to working with the team to help the Company reach its full potential.”

Lauren Eldershaw
By Lauren Eldershaw April 3, 2019 15:01