Committee Members

Sarah Owen

Elected April 2024

Sarah is a well-known and respected aviation professional with over twenty one years of demonstrated industry experience within OEM, airline, procurement, PBH, MRO, IT and telecoms sectors. She began her… Read more »

Mark Atherley

Elected 2024

Mark Atherley has been involved in aviation for over thirty years, flying both Boeing and Airbus aircraft during his career. He has over 17,000 hours of commercial flying experience including… Read more »

Richard Hedges

Elected 2024

Richard Hedges has enjoyed a thirty year career in corporate communications within the aerospace sector.  In 2015 he retired from the position of Director, Communications, Rolls-Royce Civil Aerospace, he was… Read more »

Tony Whitty – Chairman

Elected in 2018

Tony started his career in aircraft remarketing in 1990.  Tony has been based both in Europe and the USA and has achieved considerable success in aircraft remarketing on behalf of… Read more »

Arnaud Fiscel – Treasurer

Elected in 2018

Arnaud Fiscel is Head of Transportation at Bank of China in London, where he offers corporate, infrastructure and asset-based solutions for the Aviation, Maritime and Rail sectors.  Inspired by a… Read more »

Viktor Berta

Elected in 2023

Viktor Berta brings over 10 years of structured aviation finance, advisory and investment management experience gained at 3 renowned European aviation lenders and a Middle-Eastern aviation consulting firm. His strengths… Read more »

Jack Sosnierz

Elected in 2023

Jack started his career in aviation in the 1990s and has been based in the UK, mainland Europe, USA, MEA and APAC, achieving considerable success in sales and account management… Read more »

Michael Halaby – Chair of Forum Working Group

Elected 2022

Michael Halaby has 20+ years of providing strategic funding advice to C-suite executives in the aviation, automotive and financial institution sectors on accessing the US$ and international bond, secured bank… Read more »

Gwen Edwards – Chair of YAP Working Group

Elected 2022

Gwen Edwards is a partner in the Aircraft Finance team at CMS, specialising in debt financing and leasing of commercial and corporate aircraft.  Gwen acts for a mix of lenders, lessors,… Read more »

Max Kingsley-Jones – Chair of Speaker Working Group

Elected in 2023

Max Kingsley-Jones, who has spent over three decades in the commercial aviation industry, joined the senior advisory team at aviation consultancy Ascend by Cirium in September 2020. Between 2015 and… Read more »

Philip Tozer-Pennington

Elected 2019

Philip Tozer-Pennington is the Managing Director of Aviation News Ltd, which has been serving the commercial aviation sector for over eight years now with news services, magazines/journals, conferences and exhibitions…. Read more »

Malcolm Ginsberg

Elected 2019

Malcolm Ginsberg was a founder member of the Aviation Club.  He has been nominated by two former chairmen.   Malcolm believes the Club committee needs a balance of young people prepared… Read more »

James McCarthy – Chair of Benefits & Members Working Group

Elected 2018

James McCarthy is Head of Trading and Origination at Dynam Aviation and is responsible for managing acquisitions, aircraft trading and business development. Previously he was a Senior Director at Boeing… Read more »

Karl Brünjes – Immediate Past Chairman

Elected Chairman 2018

Karl Brünjes has been involved in the trading, financing and management of commercial aircraft since 1990.  Karl has held senior positions at Fortis Aviation Group, IBA Group, Republic Financial and… Read more »

Sylvain Gloux

Elected in 2019

Sylvain Gloux brings more than 10 years of experience in airline strategic fleet management and aircraft trading, leasing and financing, having worked for airlines and financial institutions. His particular strengths… Read more »

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