Our Team

Our Team

Modalis and its highly experienced international network of industry professionals have an extensive track record of success in challenging and dynamic project and operational environments. Our collective experience spans six continents, providing strategic leadership on the full life cycle of transport infrastructure investments specializing in:

  • executive leadership
  • strategic planning & execution
  • international trade & investment
  • privatization & divestiture
  • finance & administration
  • aviation & transport law
  • aircraft design & performance
  • land-use & master planning
  • design & construction
  • project management
  • operations & security
  • technology & systems
  • operational readiness & transfer
  • facility & capacity planning
  • airline & in-flight operations
  • ground handling operations
  • airport & airfield maintenance
  • emergency planning & preparedness
  • quality & safety management
  • transport supply chain & logistics
  • aerospace & defense policy
  • aviation & airport policy
  • energy policy & renewable power
  • wireless telecommunications
  • information technology
  • route development & diversification
  • commercial & real estate development
  • retail, duty free, food & beverage
  • commercial advertising
  • technical advisory

Our Partners

Curtis Grad
Partner, President & CEO

25+ years of C-suite experience in transportation divestiture and privatization, including airport and port facilities in Canada, and airports in Jamaica, Cyprus, Jordan and Panama. Multi-modal start-up, transition, change management and turn-around specialist with a proven track record in challenging and dynamic projects.

Frode Skulbru
Partner & CFO

20+ years of international airport privatization experience across five continents, including consortium development, buy/sell side due diligence, transaction project management, financing and negotiations, and collaboration within multi-party investor/operator context. Specializing in proposal development and bid management.

Carlos Allimant

25+ years of senior/executive management experience in the transport infrastructure industry, including airports, ports and railways, including mergers and acquisitions (M&A), privatization, due diligence and structured finance in Latin America as well as leading roles in the logistics sector, mainly container shipping and cargo airlines.

Fernando Lopez-Calleja
Partner & Managing Director - airportQM

20+ years of international senior management experience in aerospace, aviation and airport operation with key skills in operational readiness, infrastructure commissioning and integration, airfield operations, ground handling, aerodrome safety and compliance and safety management.

Modalis Industry Experts


Peter BIANCONI | Airport Planning, Design & Capacity Assessment | EN
35+ years of airport planning, design and project management experience on six continents in private and public sectors with extensive experience on BOT/PPP projects, diligence/analysis in purchases/ownership changes. Specializing in airport master planning, terminal and airfield design for new greenfield, brownfield and existing sites.

Robyn CURTIS | Airport Operations | EN
20+ years of experience in diverse areas of the aviation industry, and holds a commercial pilots license. A skilled technical writer, adept at managing projects, with expertise in airside operations, noise management, facility maintenance, waste management, and safety management systems.

Jennifer DANDY | Airport Operations & Safety Management | EN
15+ years in airport operations leadership, specializing in airside and terminal management. Extensive experience in aerodrome safety and compliance and safety management; operational performance data and KPI’s; ground handling; corporate aviation and project delivery.

Jill DOUCETTE | Sustainability & Environmental Management | EN
15+ years of experience as a Carbon Accountant and Sustainability Specialist in travel, tourism and aviation focused on emissions measurement, reduction and clean technologies. Extensive experience in mapping emission reduction strategies, sustainability planning and Airport Carbon Accreditation Program requirements.

Sevda FEVZI | Airport Customer Experience & Business Development | EN/TR
13+ years of experience of working with a broad range of airport operators from 80+ countries. Extraordinary in-depth understanding of airport operator needs and requirements in customer experience planning and management for success. ACI/ICAO AMPAP Associate and ACI designated Airport Customer Experience Specialist.

Francois MARTEL | Airport Commercial & Safety Management | EN/FR/ES
35+ years of experience delivering complex airport projects across international markets. Airport management and planning experience in various management roles within airports and as a consultant, including commercial/retail analysis and planning, non-aeronautical revenue generation and safety management systems implementation, management and auditing.

Doug MARTIN Airline Operations, Airside & Terminal Handling, Customer Experience, Ground Support Equipment | EN
30+ years of airline operations experience. Senior manager with extensive, hands-on knowledge of large airline hub operations, airside and terminal handling, baggage, ground support equipment, cabin grooming and deicing operations. A problem solver with an affinity for developing highly effective, customer experience focused, sustainable operational strategies.

Etret MOHAMMAD | Airport Planning, Development & Operational Readiness EN
20+ years of airport planning and development experience in North America, the United Kingdom, the Middle East and East Asia covering airport masterplan, infrastructure development, strategic and operational planning, program of facilities requirements (landside/terminal/airside), capacity/demand analysis and passenger experience. Project experience spans upgrading existing terminal facilities to planning and developing greenfield airports including world’s biggest and best airports. 

Mike PENNER | Wireless Telecommunications EN
10+ years experience in wireless telecommunications industry, C-level executive and Chartered Financial Analyst with on-the-ground experience in new market development in the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia, leading financing efforts and start-ups from business plan to product development to commercialization.

Harry STEELE Commercial, Retail, Food & Beverage EN/FR
35+ years of senior management experience overseeing commercial operations at airports, seasoned commercial developer and international consultant (including North America, Caribbean, Europe and Middle East) with strong ability to harmonize and balance airport and commercial operator interests.

William SULLIVAN | Aerospace & Defense Policy | EN
10+ years experience in the aviation and aerospace industry with the defense contractors, regulatory authorities and consulting, having led and managed new business development and turnaround initiatives for a major avionics & defense group—strategic expertise is in government/defense policy impacting the bottom-line.

Simon P. VILLENEUVE | Cargo Operations & Airport Management | EN/FR
30+ years of air freight and airport management experience on four continents, both in private and public sectors with experience in quality and safety process auditing. Specializing in airport and cargo best practices and regulatory compliance.

Bruce WATSON ORAT, Airline & Ground Handling Operations | EN
35+ years of aviation industry experience across commercial airline and airport operations sectors, specializing in ground handling, new airport/terminal openings and Operational Readiness & Airport Transfer (ORAT), senior level management experience in change management, re-structuring, employee engagement and business recovery.

Adam WICKSTEAD Project Logistics Development & Execution | EN
25+ years solving complex logistical challenges – project cargo specialist for infrastructure construction and development, feasibility studies and surveys, aircraft charter, lease and procurement, vessel charter and surface transport management – global reach of like-minded logistical professionals, well versed dealing with capital cost allocated budgets and financial instruments for project completion – excels at operational problem solving.

Ian WOODS | Aviation Planning & Business Development | EN
35+ years experience in aviation and transportation planning, management, business development and strategy with both public and private sector operators. Participated in or led major infrastructure optimization strategies, asset development plans and project delivery efforts exceeding $4B in value. Held responsible roles in planning, operations, airside and slot management, pricing strategy and air service development. As well as day-to-day operations, security, IT systems and airline relationship management. 



Robert AARONSON | International Airport Leadership & Industry Relations EN
35+ years of senior level management experience, encompassing airports management, privatization and strategic consulting; airport and airline trade associations leadership; ICAO and national government standards and regulations.

Arturo BUJANDA | Aviation Economics, Project Finance, Supply Chain  | EN/ES/FR
15+ years of experience providing strategic advisory services to clients acquiring, divesting, developing, financing and operating transportation infrastructure assets worldwide. Expertise in feasibility studies, master plans, due-diligence, demand forecasts, financial models, benefit-cost analysis, P3 structuring, contingent liabilities, economic impacts, capacity, supply-chain, cold-chain, payload-range, route costs and modal choice analysis. Project experience in airports, trucking and ports. Strong focus in the U.S., Mexico, Canada and Latin America

Michael CROWE | Strategic Business & Corporate Development EN/ES/BP
30+ years of international strategy and business development expertise in corporate formation and finance, as well as technology development and deployment, including projects involving aviation operations, wireless communications, electronics manufacturing, and software development throughout Latin America, the USA, Southeast Asia, and Europe.

Hans DORRIES | Airport Planning & Simulation EN/DE/ES
10+ years of experience in airport planning, particularly in aircraft noise analysis using the Integrated Noise Model (INM) and the Aviation Environmental Design Tool (AEDT). Specializing in airport simulation including aircraft, terminal, and vehicle operations.

Peter GARGIULO | Strategy Execution & Organization Effectiveness | EN
25+ years of strategic and business planning experience in diverse industry, operational, and international environments.  Proven ability to guide organization-wide change. Evaluates and implements CEO/Board-level initiatives that enhance the customer experience, increase operational efficiency, and improve stakeholder relationships.

Mauricio GUTIERREZ | Airport Planning | EN/ES/PT
30+ years of experience as a senior airport planner. Extensive experience as a project and task manager of existing airports and greenfield sites in several countries. Experienced in several areas of airport planning, including aviation forecasts, demand capacity analyses, facility requirements, development alternatives, airport layout plans and airport site selection. Worked with private clients and government agencies and organizations.

Nicolas KLOPP | Construction/Project Management | EN/ES/BG/DE
30+ years leading all phases of construction (in eight countries) for high volume projects valued at more than USD$1BB, including airports, ports, government offices, big box, city infrastructure, commercial, retail and residential developments with specific expertise in the planning, coordination and execution of complex projects.

Luis E. PEREZ | Executive Leadership & Aviation Management EN/ES/PT
20+ years of international senior-level management and leadership experience developed through aviation projects with international airports and investment companies in the United States, South America, Canada and Mexico.

Kevan RIDGWAY Destination Marketing & Development | EN
35+ years of building relationships within the hospitality and tourism industries, working with the private sector, not-for-profit organizations, federal/provincial/regional/municipal governments to develop marketing and implementation strategies.

Dr. Patricia RYAN | Commercial, Retail & Property | EN
30+ years in strategic planning and feasibility studies relating to airport, cruise and rail commercial development including concessions, hotel, property management and cargo worldwide… past Associate Dean at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and professor at Florida Institute of Technology teaching aviation-related studies.

Chris VANNOTE | Airport Planning & Project Management | EN/ES/PT/FR/IT
30+ years of experience as project manager and senior airport consultant for major airport development projects worldwide. Chris has managed a broad range of airport projects including  airport master plans, runway and taxiway design, passenger terminal expansion, airport site selection, environmental impact studies, feasibility studies, airport concession due diligence and multi-billion dollar design-build projects. Chris is multi-lingual with extensive experience working within diverse cultural environments, having managed projects in over 20 countries worldwide.


Oscar HERNANDEZ | Airport/Airfield Electrical Engineering | EN/ES
15+ years of experience in airport maintenance of terminals and airport infrastructure, and operation and maintenance of airport electrical systems.

Ricardo MILANI | Airport/Airline Operations Management | EN/ES
35+ years in progressively senior positions in commercial airline operations specializing in strategic planning, managing global projects, leading improvement processes, enhancing airport efficiencies and team building. Significant strengths in alliance and customer experience development and implementation, as well as business practices in a multicultural environment.  Proven track record in starting and opening new airline bases in several countries.



José MAGALHÃES | Airport Planning & Aircraft Performance | EN/BP/ES/FR
15+ years experience in airport planning and 8 years experience in aircraft manufacturing as a product development engineer, specializing in airport systems and master planning with specific focus on airport capacity, facilities needs/planning, aircraft development and performance, site selection and airport safety.

André SOUTELINO | Aviation Law & Airport Operations | EN/BP
10+ years of experience in the aviation industry within operations and regulatory authorities, with expertise is in Brazilian aviation, consumer, labour, environmental, business and administrative law and strong working knowledge of ICAO requirements.

Doris VEIRA da COSTA | Safety Management & Environment | EN/BP/ES
30+ years of experience in civil aviation industry within Brazilian Civil Aviation regulatory authority. Expertise in airport planning, State Safety Programme and Safety Management System regulation and implementation, security and safety auditing processes, airport environmental issues and strong working knowledge of ICAO requirements related to Annexes 14 and 19.



Rodolfo ECHEVERRÍA | Airport Financing, Strategy & Business Planning | EN/ES
25+ years of experience as a C-level international airport finance executive and senior advisor, specializing in airport PPP/BOT projects worldwide, with investments valued at over USD2bn. Strong commercial acumen acquired through leadership of contract negotiations with governments, lenders and sub-concessionaires, including retail/F&B and hotel operations, as well as route development among others. Extensive background in airport financing, PPP concession agreements, bidding/takeover processes, negotiations with airlines, international aviation, tour operator and tourism associations/boards, unions, governments and board experience.

Felipe FRASER | Airport Management, Business Development, Project Management | EN/ES
25+ years C-Level executive, experienced in management and operation of airport clusters, strategic growth, M&A/tender processes and PPP contracts. Cross-functional, trained in management, finance, commercial, planning and infrastructure development. Board member, CEO, Business Development Manager and Project Manager. Responsible for management and operation of airport investments, developments and regional expansion.



Adriana BOZA ULLOA | Airport Operations, Safety & Operational Readiness | EN/ES
15+ years of experience in airport operations and management, capacity planning, safety, security, emergency planning and regulatory compliance. Experience in successful implementation of Safety Management Systems (SMS) and ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems. Successful track record in project management and transition into new facilities, systems integration and change management.

Cesar TELLO | Airport Management & Operations | EN/ES
15+ years of experience in Airport Management and Airport Operation, including Operational Readiness and Airport Transfer (ORAT) projects. Successfully developed and implemented operational plans for new and existing airport facilities/infrastructure (landside, airside, parking and terminal). Strong background in operational planning and management with construction companies, engineering departments, government entities, airport concessions and airport operators to ensure the training, action plans and efficient start of operations in new facilities.

David VELIZ | Airport Planning, Operations, IT & Systems | EN/ES
20+ years of experience with private and multi-national companies in planning, operations for airport information technology, including Costa Rica’s Juan Santamaria Int’l Airport. Responsible for control, management and maintenance of all information/airport systems, life-cycle management, cost/service optimization. Experienced with startups, including operational transition/readiness for airports/terminal technological systems and equipment as well as supporting commercial programs and operations.



Patricia MORGAN | Civil Aviation Regulation & Organizational Structuring | EN/FR/ES/DE/NL
30+ years of experience in civil aviation regulation with expertise in national policy and strategy, institutional development of airports and regulatory authorities, civil aviation legislation and regulation. Experience throughout the Caribbean, Africa and the Middle East. An experienced project manager and team leader in many multi-lateral funded projects (World Bank, IDB, EU).



Angel CARRASCO HERNÁNDEZ | Aeronautical & Aerospace | EN/ES/FR
5+ years of experience in both aeronautical and aerospace engineering, with a main focus on aircraft control systems, airport operations and airport construction. Specialist in design and construction of movement areas for aerodromes, and  successful designs of fault diagnostic and detections systems; as well as experience in flight dispatch and airline operations.



Maritzel CRUZ | Organizational Development & Change Management | EN/ES
25+ years of experience as an organizational development advisor and executive coach with experience serving various executive positions before becoming a consultant. Experience ranges from multi-national global environments to local companies in the private and non-profit sectors.



Alexander GOMEZ | Mechanical Engineering, Infrastructure & Aviation | EN/ES
15+ years of experience in engineering and managing project execution for general infrastructure and aviation, focused in construction and commissioning of airport facilities such as baggage handling systems, passenger loading bridges and firefighting systems. Technically sound in NFPA standards such as NFPA 13, 14, 20, 72 and Life Safety Code NFPA 101.

Christian HUERTES FLEISCHMAN | Aviation & Airport Security | EN/ES
15+ years of experience with the Civil Aviation Authority of Peru, specializing in aviation security, safe transport of dangerous goods and facilitation, including airport/aviation security audits, verifying compliance with various security standards ICAO USAP Annex 17 (etc.), as well as other security-related aviation standards/best-practices.


Claire DONNELLAN | Customer Success & Operational Transformation | EN
25+ years of experience in leading customer experience and operational teams in airlines and airports across Asia and the Pacific. MBA and IAP qualified, respected industry expert with extensive experience in mapping customer and operational transformation strategies. ACI designated Airport Customer Experience Specialist who delivers on the renewed expectations from the customer while driving people, operational and commercial outcomes. Specializing in embedding customer centric design thinking throughout project development lifecycles to deliver on agreed investment outcomes.

Terry FLYNN | Airline Operations & Management | EN/JA
30+ years of international executive-level experience across three profitable international airlines, spanning five continents and a diverse variety of countries and cultures including; Australia, Guinea, Vietnam, Dubai, Fiji, Greece and Albania.



Joe HAZELDON | Aviation Security & Hold Baggage Handling Operations | EN
35+ years of military, public and private sector experience in a variety of front line and managerial roles. Living and working in Europe, Asia and the Middle East, engaged in the aviation industry for over 25 years specializing in end-to-end hold baggage systems & processes and Aviation Security regulatory policy development, implementation and quality control.



Jaya SRIVASTAVA | Multi-modal Transport Design & Planning | EN
10+ years of experience working with governments, public, and private sectors on a range of projects related to multi-modal integration, terminal design, airport planning and design, transport planning, comprehensive mobility plan, land use planning, urban design, feasibility studies, business development, project management, tourism development and urban infrastructure planning.



Stephane BEAULIEU | International Trade and Investment | FR/JA/EN/ES
15+ years of international trade and investment experience in Asia and Middle East with the Canadian Trade Commission, engaging large trading houses, institutional investors, banks, hedge funds and pension funds to facilitate Foreign Direct Investment and Canadian Direct Investment abroad focused mainly on energy and natural resource sectors.



Hashem BATAYNEH | Construction Contracts, Claims & Facility Management | EN/AR
10+ years of experience in project and construction contract management, alternative dispute resolution techniques, and facility management in the residential, commercial, and infrastructure sectors. Managed and successfully completed several complex multi-million USD projects in the MENA region.

Amin KAWAR | Transport Infrastructure Privatization & Development | EN/AR
25+ years of management experience with international companies and government organizations in Jordan and the Middle East working on challenging projects.



Ziad HAYEK | PPP, Board Governance, Strategic & Financial Advisory | AR/EN/FR/ES/PT/IT/DE/RU
35+ years of experience in international finance and investment banking, having worked and lived in Africa, the Middle East and Latin America holding senior management positions with Citibank, Salomon Brothers, Indosuez and Bear Stearns.  Extensive experience in the public sector, setting public policy and executing on socio-economic development. Experience in working with multilateral development banks and UN entities and is an internationally renowned expert on public-private partnership.



Ganasen NARAINAN | Airport Management & Operations, ORAT | EN/BM
35+ years in the aviation industry including slot & capacity management, developing and establishing integrated airport operations including command centres/crisis management centres, and developing and implementing Operational Readiness and Airport Transfer (ORAT) plans.

Leong YEOH | Hospitality, Food & Beverage, Retail | EN/BM
10+ years of senior management level at chain hotels, restaurant chain, cruise and remote site catering operations with strong experience in leading Accounting and Finance teams in Malaysia and Indonesia. Other working experiences in banking, retail, gaming and construction with skills across financial, commercial, strategic, analysis and planning matters.



Andrew WALSH | Airports, Airline Development & Operational Leadership, Corporate Strategic Development | EN
30+ years senior experience in airport, airline and aviation service provider operations. New airport master planning, ORAT and licensing, development projects for existing infrastructure including automation and technology implementation. Additional executive experience in Strategy, Commercial, Business Planning, Corporate and Regulatory governance/compliance. Engineer with an MBA and International experience gained in Asia, Middle East, Europe and America.



Justin LEE | Non-Aeronautical Strategy, Commercial Due Diligence & Benchmarking | EN/ZH (Mandarin)
10+ years providing commercial due diligence support for airport transactions, focusing on airport non-aeronautical revenues development, forecasting and strategy. Strong experience in airport business modelling and planning, financial performance analysis, competitive intelligence and commercial performance benchmarking, including consultancy projects at airports based in the Asia-Pacific, European and Latin American regions.



Woojin CHOI | Airport & Project Management | EN/KO
20+ years of airport development and complex project management experience throughout project lifecycle. Planning, design, construction, activation and operations, focusing on airport capacity and business portfolio expansion and mixed use development in Asia and Middle East both with private and public sectors, expertise in airport business planning, project feasibility study, landside and airport city development and process innovation.


Johannes BEUCHLING | Commercial Aviation & Aircraft Leasing | EN/ES/FR
10+ years academic and professional career in the aviation industry working with airlines, airports, OEMs, aircraft leasing firms, investors, and international aviation organizations. Key specialties in business and technical analysis, strategic planning, data modelling, aircraft leasing flight data analysis, etc.



Anastasios PAPANIKOLAOU | Aviation Security | EN/EL
25+ years of senior-level management experience, focused on airport and airline security including 8 years in international consultancy. Extensive background in operational security process improvements, new airport/terminal construction and openings, as well as emergency planning. Ability to communicate and manage key stakeholders within high-pressure environments across multiple locations.

Ioannis SETTAS | Airport & Tourism Strategic Planning, Readiness, Program Management & Start-up | EN/EL
25+ years of experience in private and public sectors, results oriented, a strong communicator with robust leadership quality and the ability to deliver irrespective of challenges.



Arijandas SLIUPAS | Business Strategy & Executive Management | EN/LT/RU
20+ years of managerial and executive carrier in fields of logistics and aviation, including experience in the State policy making within relevant sector. Successful management of the State-owned enterprises transforming them from infrastructure managing structures to business-driven companies.

Arturas STANKEVICIUS | Business Strategy & Executive Management | EN/LT/RU
15+ years of aviation industry experience from operations to top level management in public and private projects, with demonstrated success in executive leadership, management and terminal/airfield operations (incl. ORAT), as well as airport planning and development.



Rhoda GADAMA | Customer Experience | EN/NY
20+ years of international executive leadership experience in construction and airport management with key skills in strategic planning, customer experience, concessions, commercial, real estate development and negotiation.



Dominika KUDYBA | Airport Finance & Benchmarking | EN/PL
13+ years of successfully developing and deploying industry-leading airport financial models for major investments and transaction due diligence around the world. Recognized for being one of the most experienced airport transaction financial modelers in terms of number of projects and the transaction value modeled. In addition to leading financial modeling and transaction advisory assignments, conducted traffic forecast modeling and performance benchmarking for more than 40 airports in Europe, North America, South America and Africa.



Feliciana MONTEIRO | Transport & Marine Economics | EN/PT/ES/DE/FR
15+ years of experience successfully delivering high complexity solutions in economics, regulation, strategy and logistics. Engaged in high profile consulting and academic research studies projects for transport policies, logistics and port infrastructure in Europe and Latin America. In-depth understanding of transport competition and regulatory policies, market structure and business intelligence.



Dion ZUMBRINK | Airport Traffic Forecasting & Business Planning | EN/ES/NL
12+ years in airport consulting with a specific focus on air traffic forecasting and business planning. Experience working for airport operators and on transaction advisory (buy-side, sell-side and lenders). Completed over 60 projects comprising traffic forecasts and business plans ranging from large hubs to regional airports, spanning all continents.



Katja MARTINI | Architecture & Design | EN/DE
15+ years of successful international architectural design, facility planning and project management experience for transport, hospitality, workplace, residential, institutional, mixed-use and retail developments of landmark status and quality.



Giuseppe DELL'ORO  | Strategic Development & Airport Planning  | EN/DE/FR/IT
30+ years of aviation industry experience across commercial airlines, airport & ground handling companies. International project management experience in large scale IT project for airlines and airports. “Out of the box” thinker, taking pragmatic approaches and observing cultural aspects. Expertise in remote and virtual tower projects. 

Marion NYKOLYSZYN | ORAT & Event Transport Management | EN/FR
7+ years in transport, airport planning & operations, including Operational Readiness and Airport Transfer (ORAT), large scale events management (such as Euro 2016 and Euro 2020, UEFA finals, European Championships 2018). Experience in mobility, event transport, arrivals & departures management, covering demand analysis for all stakeholders, definition of levels of service, venue transport planning, liaison with authorities & operators, temporary resources and operational readiness.



Luke ANDREWS | Project Management & Engineering | EN
10+ years of project/engineering management and consultation to SMEs and large global corporations within a variety of industries and a particular focus in the aviation sector with specialization in complex large-scale baggage handling systems.

Joe AUDCENT | Airside Operations, Aerodrome Safety, Risk Management, Learning Design & Training Delivery | EN
10+ years in the aviation sector at a UK airline and two global hub airports (London Heathrow and Singapore Changi). Extensive experience of aerodrome safety management, audit and safety investigation. Qualified trainer and assessor specialising in airside driver training, wildlife hazard management, aircraft ground handling and aerodrome works/projects. Advocate for research into greater understanding of human performance, threat and error management and organisational culture.

Simon BODDY | Airport & Cargo Operations, Airside Safety Management | EN
25+ years in the aviation sector covering cargo operations and security, with extensive airport operations experience including development of various operational systems, operations lead on various projects involving runway re-surfacing and other major projects.  Staff development and training with expertise related to airside operations, wildlife habitat management, aerodrome safeguarding and airfield development. 

Mark DEVONALD | Airside Operations | EN
25+ years experience in aviation sector. An experienced airside operations and airside safety senior manager and senior consultant, both in the UK and Middle East. A strong performer who has delivered operational and safety strategies, that achieved regulatory certification for airside operations, aerodrome infrastructure projects and safety management systems. Delivering safe, compliant and efficient aerodrome operations.

Nigel DIX | Airport Operations & Training, Compliance & Safety Management | EN
10+ years of airside operations experience at senior managerial level, including last 10 years as Training and Compliance Lead for Birmingham Airport (BHX) in the UK.  Formal training in teaching, training delivery and train-the-trainer training.  Contributor to development of the UK CAA Winter Runway Assessment program and developed the training course for the operations management at BHX and other UK airports. 

John HAMSHARE | Airport Operations, Airside Safety & Wildlife Management | EN
30+ years in the aviation sector at a senior managerial level with extensive airport operations experience, including development of UK CAA Technical Competencies publication, BAA Company competency framework and the Heathrow Airport competency framework/matrix and support in development of UK CAA publications on Airside Driver Training and Wildlife Hazard Management, etc. 

Jason IVEY | Airport Management, Operations and Compliance | EN
30+ years experience gained exclusively in the aviation industry across Europe, Middle East, South Africa and the Caribbean. Worked as both a National and International Aviation Regulator, as well as holding Accountable Manager positions at two UK airports. A strong track record of delivery in airport operations, safety management systems, audit and compliance and emergency preparedness.

Nikolas KOUKOS | Aerodrome Management, Airport Operations and Training | EN/EL
30+ years aviation service, flexible, practical and resourceful professional with wide international exposure. A strong advocate of collaboration and passionate about operational safety standards, served in diverse operational and technical roles from front-line positions to Director level. Specializing in staff development and training with expertise related to aerodrome safeguarding, airside operations and airfield development

Robin MAGGS | Airport Planning & Operational Assessment | EN
35+ years in airport planning, operations and ATM, with experience on six continents in both private and public sectors. Extensive experience in forecasting, strategic and master planning, capacity analysis, operational research and organizational restructuring.

Alex REID | Airline & Ground Handling | EN/DE
30+ years senior management and operational experience with diverse range of ground handling and airline companies, including station start-ups, management and new terminal/airport transfers, across the U.K., Europe and the Middle East.

Prof. Norman SHANKS | Aviation Security & Operations | EN
30+ years of senior level management in airport management and aviation security, recognized as one of the world’s leading experts in international aviation security process and practices, with 15 years international consultancy experience in aviation security for airports and airlines.

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