Gama strengthens senior management team
Company appointed four very experienced managers to senior positions
Gama Aviation has announced four promotions in its
flight operations team.
Captain Steve Wright has been promoted to chief operating officer and accountable manager. Formerly
operations director, Steve co-founded Gama with Marwan Khalek in 1983 and was
the company’s chief pilot until 1991.
Captain Steve Woodfine has been promoted to chief pilot. A five-year Gama employee, he
was previously a fleet manager and brings over 30 years’ commercial flying
experience to the role having previously held management positions at South
African Airways, Dan Air, Virgin Express and easyJet having started his flying
career in the South African Air Force.
Ian Cheese has been appointed
director of flight operations. Ian is
responsible for all aspects of Gama’s domestic and international flight
operations. He brings over 30 years’ relevant experience to the role
including management positions in flight operations at British Airways and
Brymon Airways. Most recently, Ian was general manager for turboprops at UK regional
airline Flybe, responsible for flight operations management of 58 Dash 8 Q400s.
Captain Brian Cozens is newly appointed head of training, responsible for all of Gama’s crew
training worldwide. He brings over 35 years’ professional aviation
experience to the role with particular expertise in flight training, flight
safety and engineering. Prior to joining Gama Brian held the position of
head of training at XL Airways.
appointments add significant experience and expertise to our already strong and
longstanding management team as we continue our global expansion plans and
shape our business for the future,” said Gama Group chief executive officer
Marwan Khalek. He paid particular tribute to Steve Wright who has been
his right hand man at Gama for 28 years.