Garry Copeland

Garry Copeland - Chairman

Garry Copeland was appointed non-executive Chairman in May 2018.

An engineer and pilot, he is a retired Board member and Managing Director of Operations of British Airways, where he served for 28 years in various engineering and operations roles, including Director of Engineering and Chief Powerplant Engineer.

Garry has extensive experience in engineering and operations management in safety critical industries.  He has served as non-executive Chair of the Eversholt Rail Safety Board, non-executive Chair of Cranfield Aerospace Solutions and as non-executive Director of AirTanker Services Ltd.

Garry is a graduate of Trinity College, Dublin, (BA/BAI in mathematics and engineering science) and Cranfield University (MSc in aerospace propulsion).

He is a fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.

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David Harding

David Harding - Member

David is Deputy Director General Aviation, Safety, Skills and CAA at the Department of Transport and was appointed to the Board as a Non-Executive Member in February 2020.

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Ben Alcott

Ben Alcott - Executive Member

Ben was appointed to the Board as an Executive Member in March 2012 and is also International Director for the UK Civil Aviation Authority.

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Matthew Bennett

Matthew Bennett - Company Secretary

Matthew was appointed as Company Secretary of Air Safety Support International Ltd in 2023.

Maria Boyle

Maria Boyle - Executive Member

Maria was appointed to the Board as an Executive Member in April 2009 and also serves as the Chief Executive Officer of ASSI.  An air traffic controller and examiner experienced in both aerodrome and area radar environments, Maria spent several years with the UK CAA before joining ASSI as Manager of the Policy, Quality and Standardisation team in 2007.

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Adam Pile

Adam Pile - Member

Adam is Head of the Caribbean and Southern Oceans Department at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and was appointed to the Board as a non-Executive member in September 2019.

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