Duncan Aviation relocates Leah Alexander to UK
Duncan Aviation’s Leah Alexander, Aircraft Sales & Acquisitions, has relocated from Chicago, Illinois, to the south coast of England to expand Duncan Aviation’s client base in Europe and the Middle East. She will join Tim Barber in representing Duncan Aviation’s Aircraft Sales & Acquisitions team in the UK.
“Being in the United Kingdom allows for easily covering a wide span of time zones,” said Alexander. “I can attest that from Chicago, days that begin early with a conference call to India and end late with calls to Hong Kong can grow very long, very quickly.”
Ryan Huss, vice president, Sales and Marketing, Duncan Aviation said Alexander’s relocation will enhance the team’s ability to cover the opportunities in the EMEA region.
“Leah has been working with Tim Barber over the past several years and the timing for her to return back to England could not have been better,” said Huss. “They have formed a strong duo and naturally complement each other’s strengths.”
Huss added: “She does a great job of understanding the market from both the buyer and seller’s sides. Leah is detail-oriented and articulate in both her understanding of the available aircraft as well as in the brokerage agreements she takes part in. We are looking forward to seeing Leah get settled and grow into one of the leading brokers in the region.”
Barber said over the past few years the number of aircraft acquisitions, sales and inventory opportunities that the Duncan Aviation team has been involved with has grown significantly, especially in Europe and the Middle East.
“We noted that it would be a strategic advantage for us to have an additional aircraft broker on the other side of the Atlantic in order for us to best facilitate these opportunities,” said Barber. “The growth in our aircraft sales activity overseas coincides with our planned growth in other areas of the company.”
Alexander is also leading the Education Committee for IADA (International Aircraft Dealers Association) to assist with developing resources and content for the association to ensure certified brokers have a global perspective and understanding. “I’m looking forward to forming relationships and facilitating the expanding activity of our client base in Europe and the Middle East,” said Alexander. “I am excited for this opportunity.”