Air Charter Service Plc (ACS), the worldwide passenger and cargo air charter broker, today announces the appointment of Christopher Foyle as a Non-Executive Director to the Board of ACS with effect from September 1st 2007.
Christopher Foyle is a name synonymous with aviation, having worked in the industry for over 30 years. He created Air Foyle Ltd in 1977, an executive air charter company which over time became a cargo airline operating a fleet of heavy cargo aircraft. Christopher is currently Chairman of Foyles Bookshop as well as holding a number of senior positions within the aviation industry, including being Chairman of the Air League, a Trustee and Board Member of TIACA (The International Air Cargo Association) and Chairman of the British Cargo Airline Alliance (BCAA).
Christopher Foyle’s appointment is the third recent Board level hire as 2006 saw the arrival of Tony Bauckham, Managing Director and Stewart Pitt, Finance Director. Tony and Stewart bring with them many years of experience from Volga-Dnepr Group and Evergreen International Airlines, BA and the London Stock Exchange respectively.
Christopher Leach, Chairman of ACS said:
“We are delighted to welcome Christopher Foyle onto our Board. This is an exciting time for ACS as we expand our network of offices from New York, Dubai, Moscow and London into the Far East and beyond. Christopher’s expertise in the aviation industry will be an invaluable asset to our Board as we continue to grow our business over the next few years.”
Christopher Foyle, Non-Executive Director of ACS said:
"I am delighted to be joining ACS as a Non-Executive Director. I have known and respected its principals for many years and since ACS's small beginnings have watched it grow into one of the fastest growing and most successful forces in the UK and international aviation charter and support sector and it is continuing to expand strongly.
“I am particularly impressed with the dynamism and motivation of its staff, their expertise and their blend of professionalism and commercial acumen. I am very much looking forward to joining the Board and making my contribution."