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Work experience

Nov 2006Present


North Asia Aviation Consultancy

Aircraft acquisition/disposal, charter aircraft, ab-initio/flight training; Managed/operated aircraft in Philippines, China, Thailand, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, Malaysia;International/Overseas Flight Planning; Familiar with local logistics problems in each country, dealing with local Government Authorities, Security Forces, CIQ, FBO’s etc (based in China/Japan/Philippines)

Jan 2007May 2009

SVP Sales Asia/Middle East

Liberty Aerospace inc

Secured license production contract from China for ab-initio training aircraft, led training of Chinese pilots; Obtained sales in Japan, Malaysia; Responsible for appointing local distributors in Asia through to the Middle East; Work included ferrying/demonstration/training/flight tests of aircraft through out Asia; Planned and conducted all international/oversea flight with out assistance (based in China)

Jul 2004Dec 2006

North Asia Representative EADS Space

EADS Astrium

Two year contract to define Chinese market and represent EADS Space/Astrium in Japan, Korea, China and Hong Kong. (based in China)

(During this period with EADS Astrium agreement advised EADS Socata on Japan and flew between Japan/Korea each month in own aircraft. Other flights to Philippines, Macau and China.)

Apr 2001Feb 2005

President Airbus Japan KK

Airbus SAS

Responsible forestablishing company, government relations, sales, service, press relations; Achieved Sales of A320 and A300-600 in Japan and securing VTC for A320 in Japan. Managing JAL/ANA contracts supporting 68 wide and narrow body aircraft. Organized VIP Charter Fixed Wing/Helicopter. Worked with JAL and ANA pilots to resolve operational and flight issues (based in Japan)

May 2000Oct 2001

Representative Director Japan Branch


Activities included leading sales for both UK and US weapon systems in Japan. Responsible for overseeing US$200m per annum into Japan. Activities covered sales/training for both fixed wing and helicopter systems, equipments (based in Japan)

May 1985Oct 2000

Representative Director Japan Branch

GEC Marconi Limited

Responsible for major weapon system sales/support (US$2B) in Japan seconded to Royal Navy as program manager/government interpreter.Other aerospace/defense work included jammers/decoys, FLIR, laser designators: Additionally worked on ordnance up to 155mm, hand weapons, space, electronics instruments, telecommunications, medical and semiconductors (based in Japan)

Note GEC Marconi acquired from GEC plc by BAE SYSTEMS in 2000.

Apr 1992Jan 1997

Director Japan Branch

GEC Plessey Semiconductors Ltd

Financial controller appointed by parent company GEC.

Aug 1977May 1984

HF Product Planning Manager

Marconi Communication Systems Ltd

Designed HF systems based upon site visits, operated in Iraq, Syria, UAE, Jordan, Egypt, Libya and Algeria.


Sep 1978Jun 1981


University of the South Bank London
Sep 1975Jun 1977


North Staffordshire University


Proven Management/Project skills; Former President of Airbus Japan, Director EADS Space North Asia/BAE SYSTEMS Japan; Professional Pilot (Demonstration/Instructor/Ferry) with experience though out Asia; Royal Naval Japanese Interpreter, working level Chinese; Early experience in Middle East/North Africa; Currently based in Asia, but prepared to relocate



Japanese (Fluent/Permanent Resident), Chinese (Working Level)


Awarded OBE in January 2000 by HM Queen, UK – Services to Export

RN Program Interpreter between 1993-2001, RN Reserve Officer 1982-1985President British Chamber of Commerce in Japan 1999-2002

European Commission Delegate to Japanese Ministry of Posts & Telecoms 1989-2000


Chartered Engineer

Institute of Engineering and Technology

FAA Multi-engine IFR Commercial Pilot and Flight/Ground Instructor