Board of Directors
ROBERT JEFFRIES CHATFIELD
Mr. Chatfield is the Chairman of Avation PLC and has been instrumental in establishing and growing the Company. He is also the Group Executive Chairman of Skywest Airlines Ltd and Chairman of Skywest Airlines (Australia) Pty Ltd. Mr. Chatfield has managed and been a director of a number of companies involved in the airline industry, data distribution, electronics, investment, broadcasting and manufacturing sectors. He has worked in a number of successful start-up companies and is the author of a variety of patents. He has Bachelor of Engineering and Master of Engineering Science degrees from the University of Western Australia. He is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Singapore Institute of Directors.
Jeff was born in Perth, Australia.
RODERICK DOUGLAS MAHONEY
Mr. Mahoney was appointed an Executive Director of the Company in December 2011. He currently holds the position of Chief Operating Officer with the Company and was previously a fleet planning and aircraft procurement consultant to the Company for one year prior to his appointment.
Prior to this appointment, Mr. Mahoney was a project advisor to a variety of Asia-Pacific airlines, suppliers and other aviation businesses and consulted to Virgin Blue and V Australia for 3 years.
Before that, he held various executive positions at the aircraft manufacturer, Airbus for 23 years, largely within the sales division, and was responsible for sales valued at some US$10bn in the European, Asian, Chinese and Pacific regions.
Mr. Mahoney holds a Masters degree in Applied Finance (MAppFin) from Macquarie University in Sydney, a Masters in Air Transport (MSc) from Cranfield University in the UK, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Aeronautical Engineering (BSc. Hons) and is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD). Mr Mahoney holds dual nationality of Australia and Great Britain.
BRYANT JAMES MCLARTY
Appointed as a Director of the Company in 2007, Mr Mclarty has extensive experience in corporate strategy and management with a practical working knowledge of securities and equity markets. He currently is Executive Chairman of the Australian pharmaceutical company PharmAust Limited and has been the Managing Director of several ASX listed companies and is currently a director of a number of listed and unlisted companies. He is also a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.