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Dave Edwards joins BACA as CEO

Edwards to re-energise BACA's role

BACA has appointed industry veteran Dave Edwards to the role of CEO. The part-time appointment is part of BACA's strategy to drive the association forward, to increase value to its members and to represent the air charter broking market in the aviation sector. The BACA Council is staffed by volunteers, many of whom have busy day jobs. It is therefore an important step for the association to appoint executive support to help increase the pace of change.

Known widely throughout the industry, Edwards has enjoyed an illustrious career in aviation and is an active director and investor in Synergy Aviation, Oaklands Global, Flying Support and Web Manuals International, which he will continue to do alongside his new role. He has led Qatar Executive and was MD, Middle East and Asia, and group general manager at Gama Aviation.

Edwards says: “The opportunity to join BACA and help to re-energise its role is one I found difficult to turn down. It's a very diverse organisation, well known for its industry networking events, but increasingly it is revisiting its roots at the heart of the air charter broking world and investing significantly in conferences, training, in parliamentary and regulatory authority representation and is working hard for the interests of its members and the larger broking community in its widest sense.”

Chairman Richard Mumford adds: “It has been a fantastic year for BACA, with record membership and a range of successful events, including our first co-branding of ACE at London Biggin Hill. This proves the potential of BACA to grow, and this appointment really gives us the resource to do so. By appointing Dave we also have someone who can harness the council to ensure that the depth of skills and experience among us are properly employed to the benefit of the association.”

 

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