Mark Anderson

CEO Connect Airways- joined 8th July 2019

Mark joins Connect Airways from his previous role as Executive Vice President - Customer, Virgin Atlantic.

Since February 2017, Mark has successfully led the strategy, creation and delivery of the world famous Virgin Atlantic customer experience. In his role, Mark was instrumental in putting Customer at the heart of Virgin Atlantic’s goal to be the most loved travel company.

Before his appointment, Mark was Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Virgin Holidays where in less than three years, he developed a high performing team that achieved record people engagement scores and operating profits with strong customer advocacy. He has over 25 years of senior management experience in retail and travel.

In his spare time, Mark is a qualified white water kayak coach and keen horse rider and lives in Kingston upon Thames.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Language & Literature from the University of Southampton and studied with TIAS Business School in the Netherlands for a Masters in Retail Management.

Graeme Buchanan

Chief Financial Officer - appointed 8th July 2019

Graeme graduated Dublin Business School with a First Class Honours in Accounting & Finance and then completed his Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland training with Deloitte & Touche in Dublin. He then spent 5 years with Morgan Stanley in London in the Financial Control Department, looking after the main broker dealer in London. Following this he returned to Ireland to work for Quinn Group and spent ten years with them in a variety of roles including General Manager Quinn Plastics, Financial Controller Quinn Insurance, Group Treasurer and finally Group Financial Controller before joining Stobart Air as CFO in May 2015. Graeme was appointed Managing Director, Stobart Air in January 2017.

Timo Anderson

Timo Anderson, Chief Operating Officer – appointed 1st November 2018

Timo is responsible for Flybe’s key operations functions such as flight operations, crew planning, operational control centre and ground operations. He established the UK Military Aviation Authority (the body responsible for military aviation regulation and safety), becoming its first Director General from 2010 to 2013. Prior to that Timo was Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Royal Air Force. He served in the Royal Air Force from 1979, going on to hold senior command appointments. Previously at Flybe Timo was an Independent Non-Executive Director and chaired the Safety and Security Committee, he also sat on the Nomination, Remuneration and Audit Committees.