Former airline CFO, Business improvement, Financial and Fleet lead
Mark is the former CFO of Jazeera Airways, a Kuwait based LCC, where he led the business plan development and growth phase of the airline from post launch to being publicly traded with a listing on the Kuwait Stock Exchange.
Prior to that, Mark spent 16 years at British Airways in various senior commercial and operational financial controller positions including six years in Germany. As the Finance Director of subsidiary airline Deutsche BA, based in Munich, Mark played a lead role in the sale of the company to an investor. He has project managed the set-up of an aircraft leasing company in the Middle East for an investor and spent five years as a Board Advisor, responsible for all commercial leasing and aircraft financing.
Mark has 25 years’ experience in the profitable development of aviation businesses, including the establishment of start-up companies, business restructuring and major change projects in established organisations. He also has recent experience in aircraft financing and leasing and takes the lead on projects that require a focus on financial impact analysis, airline benchmarking, business performance improvements and fleet advisory. Some of his recent assignments include:
- Leading a short and long haul competitor cost and KPI benchmarking study for Aer Lingus
- Completing a financial impact analysis on a range of strategic options for TUI OneAviation
- Leading an end of lease maintenance and financial planning review for a European airline
Mark is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and is a German speaker.