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Airport Staff

 

Ronan Harvey - Owner of Cotswold Airport

Ronan trained as an aircraft engineer with the RAF and post the RAF worked for an airline before developing his own network of business. In 1995 he moved Polydron International into G Site and he formed Delta Jets and became involved with the management of the airfield. Ronan, who had previously started, and developed the Northampton Balloon Festival, was the driving force behind the first civilian run Kemble Air Day in 1996 and the ‘architect’ of proposals for the future of Kemble leading to his purchase of the estate in March 2001. His passion for the airfield and investment in it led to the opening of the AV8 Restaurant and CAA Licensing in 2002, the development of the annual Air Day to national event status and more recently the construction of 12 new GA hangars. Ronan, holds a twin aircraft rating, a helicopter licence, is an aerobatic pilot, and has flown solo in a Hunter jet. His other passion is sailing. His daughter, Suzannah, joined the KAS Board in 2008.


Suzannah Harvey - CEO/Group MD

Following four years as a consultant in the recruitment industry, Suzannah started Universal Model Managment Ltd in 2003, a sucessful model and promotions agency with over 1000 personalities represented world wide. In 2007 Suzannah began organising the corporate entertainment at Cotswold Airport and in 2008 has taken a full time post as a Director looking after marketing, events and business development. In June 2012, Suzannah was appointed as CEO and Group MD. Hobbies include playing Polo, shooting & fishing. Suzannah's father, Ronan is the airport owner.


Christian Ackroyd - Airport Manager

Christian was appointed Aerodrome Manager in 2018 and has a background in the Army Senior Leadership Team with REME Regiment, where he served for 20 years.  Christian has seen plenty of active service and has also served around the world in various positions including operational training.  Chris hold an engineering degree and two masters in Defence Studies and Strategic Leadership Management.

Christian has a long standing personal passion for aviation, holds his PPL, and is looking forward to regularly taking to the skies as frequently as his busy role allows!

 


Lee Hawkins - Financial Controller

Lee has over 20 years experience working in finance having worked at a variety of respected companies including Ford, Mercedes and Rolls-Royce Aerospace. He also had a stint as a retailer of South East Asian food kits and a pop-up restaurant. He owns two tortoises, a hedgehog and possibly a cat, although the cat is not fully committed to the relationship.


Glen Moreman - Airport Operations Manager

Responsible for the day to day operational aspects of Cotswold Airport , liasing with staff, operators, pilots and flying clubs to ensure the smooth running of the airport. Glen has lived locally all his life and has a passion for vintage jets, rock music and football!. Glen is also akeen aviation historian and has considerableknowledge of Cotswold Airport ’s history going back to 1936. He first started working at Cotswold Airport as a volunteer in 1996 and has been here ever since!!


Lavina Ralston - Airport Operations

Lavina is Cotswold Airports operations office resident Formula One enthusiast with a passion for Lewis Hamilton. She can often be heard urging him to victory whilst watching one of the grand prix races.


Julian Sims - FISO and Airports Operations Assistant

Julian has been with us for a number of years working as a FISO in the tower and in our busy operations department. He has a keen interest in motorbikes and is a keen radio amateur.
  


Agostino Punturi - FISO and Airports Operations Assistant

 


Antonia Silk - Airport Operations

Antonia is the latest recruit to the operations team and has already settled in nicely. Until recently she used to work for Air Salvage International on the airport and so is very experienced in aerodrome operations and Cotswold Airport procedures.


Jo Welch - PR and Events Manager

Jo has worked in the events and PR industry for 25 years, managing events and publicity campaigns for many big brands. Since working for Cotswold Airport Jo has developed a fascination for aviation and is taking lessons with on-site flying school, Freedom Aviation to gain her PPL.


Nick Payne - Events Team

Nick joined the Events & PR Team in 2017.  He comes from a logistics and transport background, with extensive experience in media and publishing.  Nick has a passion for aviation and enjoys following football, Formula 1 and golf.


Cal Wait - FISO (Part-time)

Cal spent many years as an air traffic controller in the Royal Air Force with his last two postings before retirement being at Lyneham and Brize Norton. He has a vast amount of experience within the air traffic world and is often on hand to offer advice. Although he is part time he still manages to be heard on the radio here fairly frequently keeping his hand in by providing a FISO service.


David Marshall - FISO (Part-time)

Dave is another of our part time members of the FISO team and is a keen aviation enthusiast having been a member of the Fairford Aviation Society and the Cirencester Air Group. He currently works for Stroud District Council and is heavily involved in the restoration of the Thames and Severn Canal with the Cotswold Canals Trust.


Emil Benson - Airport Operations (Part-Time)

Emil is a keen young aviator with an interest in gliding locally at Cotswold Gliding Club and has now gained his private pilots license. To fund these activities he has a part time job here at Cotswold Airport and he also is a delivery driver for a local Waitrose store.


 

James Selby - Estates

James is now heading up the Estates Team at Cotswold Airport and is responsible for making sure that all of the grounds and buildings are kept in good condition.

 

 

Fire Crew


Paul Coomber - Senior Airport Fire Officer

Paul Coomber started out in the fire safety industry in 2000 as a fire extinguisher technician, which also involved holding fire safety training courses for businesses in and around Bristol. At this time he also worked for a private Fire crew that provided fire cover for public and fund raising events. He also started to work part time for the fire crew at Cotswold Airport helping out on weekends. Paul was unable to continue with this due to full time work commitments, until January 2009 when he was invited to return back to Cotswold airport again on a part time bases. Paul was taken on full time in September of 2009 and went on to pass his LCAS course in November 2009. Paul has a keen interest in his local football team and enjoys spending days off with his wife Linda and his two little girls. He is now responsible for running all of the companies First Aid training courses.


 

 

 

Steve Richards - Fire Fighter

Steve is a popular member of the fire service team and takes an active role in looking after all the refuelling equipment. He is responsible for making sure that all the bowsers are serviceable and that we have enough fuel available to supply.


Paul Harris- Fire Fighter

Originally from Bristol but now lives in Wiltshire, Paul has been a fire fighter at Cotswold Airport since 2001, 2 years of that was part time. Paul does various jobs on the airport. He is responsible for bird hazard control and also for the fire sections PPE. Paul is a member of the St. Johns Ambulance. Before joining Cotswold airport a member of the works fire brigade he was a part time firefighter for a local helicopter company and the Royal Bath and West show doing this for about 20 years.


Malcolm Wait - Fire Fighter

Malcolm is the latest recruit to the fire service team and has a passion for motorbikes.