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Air Partner PLC
28 June 2017

28 June 2017

Air Partner plc




Air Partner plc (the Company), the global aviation services group, confirms that, further to announcements on 2 February and 27 April, Richard Everitt stood down as Chairman at the conclusion of today's Annual General Meeting after 12 years as a non-executive director and five years as Chairman.   


Peter Saunders, previously Senior independent director and Chairman of the Remuneration Committee, has been appointed as Chairman, effective from the conclusion of the AGM. Following Peter's appointment, Amanda Wills has been appointed as Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and Richard Jackson has been appointed as Senior independent director.


Commenting on Peter Saunders' appointment, Richard Everitt, the retiring Chairman of Air Partner said:


"Peter has played an important role in our transformation and the development of our long-term strategy and I am sure will continue to both support and challenge the Executive team in the years ahead."


Peter Saunders said:


"It is with great pleasure that I accept the appointment of Chairman of the Board of Air Partner.  Having been a non-executive director of the Company since September 2014, I am confident that through working closely with the highly experienced Board and senior management of the Group, we can continue to implement our transformative organic and acquisition growth strategy to become a world-class global aviation services group.  I would like to thank Richard Everitt for his significant commitment to the Group over the years".


Mark Briffa, CEO said:


"On behalf of the Board and everyone at Air Partner, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to Richard for his valuable contribution to the Group over the last 12 years.  His experience and wise counsel have been a fantastic support and we all wish him well for the future.


I am very much looking forward to working with Peter in his new capacity as Chairman of the Board.  He has already proved to be an invaluable member of the Board and I am sure that his commitment and belief in our strategy will serve us well as we continue to transform our business. " 






Air Partner

01293 844788

Mark Briffa, CEO


Neil Morris, CFO

Kate Patrick, Investor Relations






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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: Broking division, comprising air charter broking and remarketing; and the Consulting & Training division, comprising the aviation safety consultancies, Baines Simmons and Clockwork Research. For reporting purposes, the Group is structured into four divisions: Commercial Jets, Private Jets, Freight (Broking) and Consulting & Training (Baines Simmons and Clockwork Research). The Commercial Jet division charters large airliners to move groups of any size. Air Partner Remarketing, which is formed 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. Air Partner is headquartered alongside Gatwick airport in the UK. Air Partner operates 24/7 year-round and has 20 offices globally. Air Partner is listed on the London Stock Exchange (AIR) and is ISO 9001:2008 compliant for commercial airline and private jet solutions worldwide.



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