Air Partner, the global aviation services group, announced the appointment of Kevin Macnaughton as Managing Director, Charter, with immediate effect. Kevin is responsible for the development of the Charter division’s business strategy, and reports directly to Air Partner CEO Mark Briffa.
Kevin brings with him a wealth of experience in the aviation charter industry, both in the UK and overseas, having held a number of senior roles at NetJets over a period of 13 years. Most recently, he was Company Director, Head of European Sales, leading the planning and execution of the sales strategy. During his tenure, the company significantly increased its sales and client retention across Europe. As part of the role, he worked across some of NetJets’ key customer verticals, including HNWIs, business executives and sports professionals.
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Kevin’s appointment follows a number of other senior hires at Air Partner, as the company continues to strengthen its senior management and expand its global footprint. Kevin’s immediate focus will be on delivering organic growth in the Charter division as it seeks to drive innovation, upselling and crossselling all Group products and services across the organization.
Mark Briffa, CEO of Air Partner, said: “I am very pleased to welcome Kevin to Air Partner, he is a talented individual, with admirable qualities that will add significant value to our senior team. His proven track record of driving growth in customer-focused businesses and delivering outstanding customer experiences is well suited to Air Partner as we continue to invest in our Charter division. I’m confident that Kevin’s strong industry expertise, commercial background and international network of contacts will be a real asset to the Group as we continue to grow.”
Commenting on his appointment, Kevin Macnaughton said: “I’m excited to be joining Air Partner as it continues to expand its global reach, as evidenced by the recent office openings in the US and Singapore. I look forward to capitalising on Air Partner’s reputation for excellence and deepening relationships with new and existing customers.”