Annual Elections

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  • Mark Atherley – March 2024

    Mark Atherley

    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 10,000 as a long-haul captain.

    A current Boeing 787 captain, Mark has also presented to aviation groups, universities, and industry on technical and economic aviation issues. He also works with early-stage aerospace start-ups and projects.

    Mark holds a MSc in Air Transport Management, a LLM in International Business Law and a MA in Global Diplomacy.

    A previous member of National Executive of the Pilot’s association BALPA, Mark is passionate about flight safety. Mark is also a member of the Royal Aeronautical Society and Chatham House.

    He looks forward to supporting the Club’s recruitment in operational areas of the industry and advancing its profile worldwide

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    Richard Hedges

    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 responsible for the management of global external communications for the business. He has a wide experience of international aviation media with whom he has worked throughout his career.

    Richard joined Rolls-Royce in January, 2011 from American Airlines where he spent over a decade as Director Corporate Communications for its Europe & Pacific Division.

    He has extensive corporate and marketing communications experience. From 1986 to 1999 he was at what was then the world’s largest charter airline, Britannia Airways (now Thomson Airways), where he headed the communications function. His experience covers the management of major internal and external communications projects, public affairs, reputation management and crisis communications. His brief has also covered management of marketing communications, advertising and corporate identity projects.

    He has been a judge for the The Aerospace Media Awards for the last five years.

    Richard was previously a committee member for the Aviation Club of the UK and served on its PR sub-committee

  • Kerri Moss – March 2024

    Kerri Moss

    Kerri holds the position of Founder and CEO at Impetus Carbon, a pioneering investment entity aimed at reducing carbon risk. This innovative firm stands out in the aviation finance sector by offering a physically backed ETF within the EU ETS. With a strong commitment to financial viability and utmost transparency, Kerri is dedicated to steering the aviation industry towards sustainability.

    Hailing from a lineage of aviation professionals, from Grumman engineers to airline executives, Kerri’s roots in aviation run deep—her parents even met at LaGuardia’s Bulova building bar. With aviation in her DNA, she pursued journalism, earning her degree from the prestigious University of Missouri, Columbia’s Journalism School. Her journalistic instinct drives her to uncover the core issues surrounding aviation decarbonization.

    Kerri’s professional journey began in the advertising realm, contributing to renowned agencies like TBWA/Chiat Day and M&C Saatchi, and working with major brands including Absolut, American Express,, Nissan, MTV, and Proctor & Gamble. Her diverse experience extends to Fin-tech, managing a lifestyle enterprise on the French Riviera, and playing a key role in the development of IBA’s NetZero carbon emissions calculator.

    Kerri is looking forward to helping the Club attract new members, engage with existing corporate partners and attract new sponsorship relationships. Tapping into her commercial acumen, advertising and PR background and natural talent of bringing people together, Kerri is keen to be a part of the future committee team dedicated to modernising the club whilst maintaining the solid and traditional base from which it was born

    Kerri divides her time between London and the South of France with her husband and four daughters. She’s studied wine, runs ultra marathons and has spent a year at sea with her family.

  • Sarah Owen – March 2024

    Sarah Owen

    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 career at European Aviation in 2003, whilst studying for a career in journalism and graduated with a first class honors.  She went on to manage Avtrade’s Dubai and Singapore offices for three years. Thereafter she went on to independently manage all of EMEA, CIS and India on behalf of Crane Aerospace & Electronics.

    The pandemic led her into IT and to three of the world’s leading IT companies: Google, SITA and Salesforce. She is currently employed at Salesforce where she leads a large team in the Aerospace & Defence sector. Salesforce is the world’s leading CRM company & the third largest software company in the world. The benefit of this experience, particularly in terms of AI and digitisation, would add topical value to the club.  Sarah was the first woman to enter Saudi Aerospace Engineering in 2018 and continues to drive the agenda of diversity and equality in the workplace.

    Sarah is an avid equestrian, arts and winter sports enthusiast, having formerly competed at national level in three sports.  She was also former Editor in Chief, UK of a multinational music publication with content published in over one hundred and twenty countries. She has a keen interest in politics and current affairs, together with an exceptional global network driven by a passion for industry, people and dialogue.

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    Philip Tozer-Pennington

    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.

    Prior to forming Aviation News Ltd., Philip was Chief Operating Officer at MTN-I, Managing Director of Aviation Industry Press, and a Sales Director at Euromoney Institutional Investor. Philip’s early career was formed in the insurance industry where he insured aviation classes (and others) at Lloyds of London and he also brokered at Jardine (JIBL) on the Asia-Pacific desk before setting up Anglo American Insurance.

    Philip has advised and participated on financial, lease and sale transactions, and has over 22 years of aviation experience. Over those two decades, Philip has formed close relationships with many airlines, lessors, banks, manufacturers and maintenance providers on a global basis and considers most as friends as well as clients.

    “I have been a member of the club for over ten years and am standing for my second term on the Aviation Club UK Committee. I now offer the club my services to help expand the member and supporter base globally, to attract leading speakers and to assist in getting the best deal for the Club as it expands its overseas events.”

  • Sasha Yusufali – Election 2024

    Sasha Yusukali

    Sasha is Vice President Marketing at Nordic Aviation Capital. Over the course of his 25 years in the aviation industry he has worked in commercial roles in the finance, OEM and airline / MRO sectors of the industry.

    His career in the aviation industry began in Canada at a maintenance company that specialized in C130 and Boeing airframe maintenance. From there, he joined Sabena Technics in Brussels, Belgium as their Marketing Manager getting a front-row seat to an airline’s challenges in an increasingly competitive and regulated environment.

    Returning to Canada in 2002, he completed his MBA before joining Bombardier Commercial Aircraft, first in the contracts department with regional responsibility for the structuring and conclusion of deals, including for what was then the “C-Series”, collections and successful delivery of some 70 aircraft, before joining the asset management group as Director, Sales for EMEA, placing a number of pre-owned aircraft in the region and cultivating relationships with banks and financiers in support of Bombardier’s product line.

    Since 2016, he has lived and worked in London for Nordic Aviation Capital where he has originated a number of transactions with new customers and managed existing customer relationships through the challenging period of the pandemic. Sasha is a member of ISTAT and has participated in panel discussions at aircraft finance and MRO conferences. Should he be elected a member of the Aviation Club UK’s committee, Sasha looks forward to supporting the Club’s outreach and programming activities and working to increase its membership.

Upcoming events

YAP Reception – Thursday 6 June

Join us for drinks in the garden area at the Royal Over-Seas League

Lunch on Thursday 13 June 2024

Guest speaker Mehmet Nane, Chairperson Pegasus Airlines

Lunch on Thursday 19 September 2024

Guest speaker Arjan Meijer, President & CEO Embraer Commercial Aviation