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Air Partner set to welcome new chairman

Peter Saunders set to replace Richard Everitt as chairman at aviation services group's annual general meeting

Pictured: outgoing chairman Richard Everitt

Air Partner has welcomed a new chairman and revealed it is “optimistic” about the group’s prospects for the rest of the year at its annual general meeting.

Peter Saunders is set to take over as the group’s new chairman, replacing Richard Everitt, who has spent 12 years on the board and five years as chairman.

Chief executive Mark Briffa said: “At the time of our full year results in April, we reported that trading at the start of the new financial year had commenced in line with the board’s expectations. I am pleased to report that trading has continued at similar levels, and given our forward pipeline of work and our strong net cash position, we remain optimistic about the group’s prospects for the remainder of the financial year.

“We continue to assess investment opportunities, both organic and acquisitions, which will further add to or enhance the services and capabilities we can provide to our clients across the world.”

Air Partner will provide a further trading update before the group enters its close period on 28 August.

Briffa added: “Further to our previous announcements, our chairman Richard Everitt will stand down at the conclusion of the AGM after 12 years as a non-executive director and five years as chairman. On behalf of the board and everyone at Air Partner, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to Richard for his valuable contribution to the group. His experience and wise counsel have been a fantastic support and we all wish him well for the future.

“Subject to shareholder approval at the AGM, we look forward to welcoming Peter Saunders as our new chairman. We will make a further announcement about this later today.”

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