Graham Bolton, Atkins’ aviation market director, has been appointed the new chairman of the British Aviation Group, the leading representative body for UK companies involved in the airport and aviation development sector.
As chairman, Graham will promote the capability of, and seek opportunities for the UK aviation supply chain – working closely with Department for International Trade, with UK airports and other industry representative bodies.
Graham said: “This is a critical time for the British aviation sector and an exciting time for me to take on this role. The UK Government will be making a decision in the next few weeks on how to increase airport capacity in the south east. UK connectivity to a wider range of countries is vital for our future and the need is now. Our focus and effort going forward must be on working together to deliver the extra capacity quickly, considerately and with minimum disruption.”
With nearly 25 years’ experience, Graham has worked on major airport development projects across the world, including those in Dubai, Heathrow, Istanbul, Hong Kong, Seattle and Melbourne, and has previously held the position of Deputy Chair of the British Aviation Group.