PrivateFly appoints two new members in board reorganisation
Aug 15, 2016
PrivateFly has reorganised the composition of its board with the appointment of two new members. The private aviation company has appointed George Rolls and Martin George to serve as Executive Chairman and Non-Executive Director respectively, according to Terry Spruce’s news article published at the Corporate Jet Investor website on 11 August 2016.
Coming in as a replacement for Richard Carrick, the previous Executive Chairman, Rolls boasts a wealth of experience in the private aviation industry, having previously served in top-ranking positions that include a five-year stint at Hangar 8 plc. “As Senior Independent Non-Executive Director, he advised on Hangar 8’s listing on Aim, introducing both the acquisition of International JetClub (IJC) and the subsequent reverse takeover of Gama aviation,” according to Spruce.
George is equally talented and experienced in aviation management. He has previously served on the boards of British Airways, Thornton’s and Visit Britain among other high-profile executive roles.
The company’s top brass is excited at the prospects of teaming up with the two incoming board members. Spruce quotes Adam Twidell, PrivateFly’s Chief Executive Officer and co-founder, as saying: “We are delighted to welcome George Rolls and Martin George to the PrivateFly board. George’s profile, contacts and extensive understanding of our industry,combined with his M&A experience, make him perfectly placed to guide PrivateFly during this critical expansion phase. Martin George brings a depth of commercial and marketing experience, which will prove invaluable as we accelerate our growth strategy and technology offering.”
The recruitment of Rolls and George to PrivateFly’s board is part of the company’s strategic preparations for its expansion in Europe and the United States. The company has already launched US operations in Fort Lauderdale, and it is seeking to launch more operations in the European and North American markets. PrivateFly has been in existence since 2008, when it was co-founded by Twidell and his wife Carol Cork.