Ronan Harvey - Owner of Cotswold Airport
Ronan trained as an aircraft engineer with the RAF and post the RAF worked for an airline before developing his own network of business. In 1995 he moved Polydron International into G Site and he formed Delta Jets and became involved with the management of the airfield. Ronan, who had previously started, and developed the Northampton Balloon Festival, was the driving force behind the first civilian run Kemble Air Day in 1996 and the ‘architect’ of proposals for the future of Kemble leading to his purchase of the estate in March 2001. His passion for the airfield and investment in it led to the opening of the AV8 Restaurant and CAA Licensing in 2002, the development of the annual Air Day to national event status and more recently the construction of 12 new GA hangars. Ronan, holds a twin aircraft rating, a helicopter licence, is an aerobatic pilot, and has flown solo in a Hunter jet. His other passion is sailing. His daughter, Suzannah, joined the KAS Board in 2008.
Suzannah Harvey - CEO/Group MD
Following four years as a consultant in the recruitment industry, Suzannah started Universal Model Managment Ltd in 2003, a sucessful model and promotions agency with over 1000 personalities represented world wide. In 2007 Suzannah began organising the corporate entertainment at Cotswold Airport and in 2008 has taken a full time post as a Director looking after marketing, events and business development. In June 2012, Suzannah was appointed as CEO and Group MD. Hobbies include playing Polo, shooting & fishing. Suzannah's father, Ronan is the airport owner.
Christian Ackroyd - Airport Director
Christian is a former Army Colonel and qualified pilot. After university, he commissioned from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in 1998 and served for 20 years. Christian’s record of active service included Bosnia, Kosovo, two tours in Iraq and two tours in Afghanistan. He also served in Canada, Poland, Germany and the USA for training. Additionally, he spent two-years in an exchange post as deputy commander of a US Army Artillery Brigade in Oklahoma and more recently he worked in NATO, before completing his service as the Chief Engineer for all land based vehicle systems in defence. He is a graduate of the Joint Service Command and Staff College. Academically, Chris holds a BSc degree in Engineering, a MA in Defence Studies and a PGDip in Strategic Management and Leadership. He is also a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers.
Christian has a long-standing passion for aviation, kicked off as a former air cadet and glider pilot. He is an active PPL and regularly flies PA28s and Citabria’s with a based flying club. He will be flying out of Cotswold Airport as frequently as his new role allows!
Lee Hawkins - Financial Controller
Lee has over 20 years experience working in finance having worked at a variety of respected companies including Ford, Mercedes and Rolls-Royce Aerospace. He also had a stint as a retailer of South East Asian food kits and a pop-up restaurant. He owns two tortoises, a hedgehog and possibly a cat, although the cat is not fully committed to the relationship.
Glen Moreman - Airport Operations Manager
Responsible for the day to day operational aspects of Cotswold Airport , liasing with staff, operators, pilots and flying clubs to ensure the smooth running of the airport. Glen has lived locally all his life and has a passion for vintage jets, rock music and football!. Glen is also akeen aviation historian and has considerableknowledge of Cotswold Airport ’s history going back to 1936. He first started working at Cotswold Airport as a volunteer in 1996 and has been here ever since!!
Lavina Ralston - Airport Operations
Lavina is Cotswold Airports operations office resident Formula One enthusiast with a passion for Lewis Hamilton. She can often be heard urging him to victory whilst watching one of the grand prix races.
Julian Sims - FISO and Airports Operations Assistant
Julian has been with us for a number of years working as a FISO in the tower and in our busy operations department. He has a keen interest in motorbikes and is a keen radio amateur.
Agostino Punturi - FISO and Airports Operations Assistant
Antonia Silk - Airport Operations
Antonia is the latest recruit to the operations team and has already settled in nicely. Until recently she used to work for Air Salvage International on the airport and so is very experienced in aerodrome operations and Cotswold Airport procedures.
Nick Payne - Events Manager
Nick joined the Events & PR Team in 2017. He comes from a logistics and transport background, with extensive experience in media and publishing. Nick has a passion for aviation and enjoys following football, Formula 1 and golf.
Neil Porter - Estates
Paul Harris - Estates
Originally from Bristol but now lives in Wiltshire, Paul has been a fire fighter at Cotswold Airport since 2001, 2 years of that was part time. Paul does various jobs on the airport. He is responsible for bird hazard control and also for the fire sections PPE. Paul is a member of the St. Johns Ambulance. Before joining Cotswold airport a member of the works fire brigade he was a part time firefighter for a local helicopter company and the Royal Bath and West show doing this for about 20 years.
Paul Coomber - Senior Airport Fire Officer
Paul Coomber started out in the fire safety industry in 2000 as a fire extinguisher technician, which also involved holding fire safety training courses for businesses in and around Bristol. At this time he also worked for a private Fire crew that provided fire cover for public and fund raising events. He also started to work part time for the fire crew at Cotswold Airport helping out on weekends. Paul was unable to continue with this due to full time work commitments, until January 2009 when he was invited to return back to Cotswold airport again on a part time bases. Paul was taken on full time in September of 2009 and went on to pass his LCAS course in November 2009. Paul has a keen interest in his local football team and enjoys spending days off with his wife Linda and his two little girls. He is now responsible for running all of the companies First Aid training courses.
Steve Richards - Fire Fighter
Steve is a popular member of the fire service team and takes an active role in looking after all the refuelling equipment. He is responsible for making sure that all the bowsers are serviceable and that we have enough fuel available to supply.
James Selby - Fire Fighter