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Expert in Air Transport Economics


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Greater Manchester
United Kingdom
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Expert is the Founder/Principal of Expert's Firm, an air transport research concern based in Oldham, Greater Manchester, UK, and Chief Airports Analyst for CAPA – Centre for Aviation, based in Sydney, Australia.

He has served as Editor and Chief Writer of Airport Investor Monthly, a subscription report, overseeing the production of 100 editions. More recently he has managed the creation of cutting edge online databases concerning global airport investors and airport construction/capital expenditure. Since 1999, 16 management reports on airport investment, low cost airports, airport security, airline financing and related subjects have been researched and written by the expert and purchased in over 100 countries worldwide, by financial sector clients including Goldman Sachs, the International Finance Corporation, UBS and Nomura, operators such as Fraport and AENA, as well as airlines, governments, lawyers, architects and supply chain operators.

Expert writes the country review pages for a number of prestigious annual reviews. In addition he has worked on many individual research projects for clients as diverse as Ryanair, ICAO, IATA, Avinor (Norway), Birmingham Airport and the Indian Parliament. He is a frequent media commentator, having worked with the BBC, CNN, New York Times/International Herald Tribune, Wall Street Journal and Reuters amongst others.

Prior to becoming a researcher and analyst he worked at the ‘coal face' of the airline industry, in marketing and business development for airlines such as Austrian Airlines and Icelandair, also as a partner in a travel agency business, and as Travel Administration Manager for a multinational company. Before entering the air transport sector he was a Private Secretary to a Government Minister in the British Civil Service.

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air transportation

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airport

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strategic market planning

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strategic marketing


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Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1992   MS   Air Transport Management   Cranfield Institute of Technology  
1989   Postgraduate Diploma   Business Information Technology   Manchester Metropolitan University  
1973   BA Hons   English and French Literature   Middlesex University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1998 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 


 

Principal

 

Business owner. Consultant. Publisher.

1993 to 1998

 

Icelandair

 

Business Development

 

Marketing & Sales Manager, UK & Ireland

 

Business development for an international airline and dual responsibility on behalf of the national tourist board

1987 to 1989

 

Austrian Airlines

 

Business Development

 

Sales & Marketing Executive UK & Ireland

 

Business development for an international airline

1984 to 1987

 

Moston Travel Group

 

Commercial Business

 

Director

 

Director, retail business and leisure travel company, three offices; primary responsibility to grow the commercial side of the business.

1982 to 1984

 

P&O Travel Group

 

Commercial Travel

 


 

Corporate Travel Manager for a multinational company


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

He has 16 management reports and was Editor of 100 editions of a monthly subscription report.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Expert J Expert/Expert's Firm  
 - CAPA - Centre for Aviation  
 - Euromoney  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1975 to 1979   Department of Health and Social Security   Executive Officer/Assistant Private Secretary   Expert was employed for four years by one of the UK's largest departments as a Line Manager and also as a private secretary to a government minister, assisting him with diary, visits, receptions and correspondence matters.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • He produced a document (2013) on the evolution of global and regional alliances and how they influence the case for expansion of a mid-sized British airport beyond its current status into a national gateway/hub airport.
  • He revised and rewrote the Air Traffic Forecasting Manual for The International Civil Aviation Organisation (2011/12).
  • He undertook an opportunity analysis in the Russian market for a major northern European airport operator (2011) and for the same company he researched and wrote a defence document against Low Cost Airline (LCC) incursion at neighbouring airports and a subsequent report on the benefits/disadvantages of attracting that LCC (2008/9)
  • He undertook business, regulatory and route development research for a start-up transcontinental airline.
  • He made a major contribution to traffic and business forecasts and a cost benefit analysis in respect of proposed runway, terminal and other infrastructure developments at airports in the Cape Verde islands, West Africa (2002).
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Expert Witness:
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International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
2002 to 2003   Cape Verde/West Africa   He made a major Contribution to traffic and business forecasts and a cost benefit analysis in respect of proposed runway, terminal and other infrastructure developments at airports in the Cape Verde islands, West Africa
1999 to 2001   Ireland   He undertook customer service review and strategy development for the leading European budget airline, Ryanair. Reporting also on the company's relationship with airports and handling agents throughout Europe and on issues concerning airport delays.
2011 to 2012   Poland   He undertook business opportunity analysis at a secondary level Polish airport.
2013 to 2013   Mexico   He undertook business and route analysis for a Mexican airport.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
French   He studied French to first degree standard

Market Research:
It would be reasonable to regard Expert as one of the leading individuals in his field, and especially in relation to the financing and development of airports, for which he has written 16 management reports, completed some 60 consulting assignments and made numerous conference presentations,

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:
Other Skills and Services

Media commentary (global)


 

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