CEO - appointed 16th January 2017
Christine Ourmières-Widener has had a lengthy career in the aviation and travel sectors, having first started in the maintenance department of Air France before working her way up to become the airline’s UK and Ireland General Manager and later Vice President in New York. She was Chief Executive of CityJet between 2010 and 2015 and then Chief Global Sales Officer for American Express Global Business Travel before joining Flybe as CEO in January 2017. Christine has a Masters in Aeronautics from the École Nationale Supérieure de Mécanique et d’Aérotechnique (ENSMA) and an MBA from ESSEC Business School. In June 2018 she was voted onto the IATA Board of Govenors.
Chief Financial Officer - appointed 2nd November 2017
Prior to joining Flybe Ian had a twenty-year career at British Airways/International Airlines Group, culminating in serving as IAG's Group Financial Controller and BA's Director of Integration. Earlier in his career, Ian worked in the London office of Ernst & Young and later wrote a book on international airline accounting, 'Bridging the GAAP'. He left IAG in 2016 to set up his own consulting business.
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.
Chief Information Officer – appointed 1st March 2017
Peter joined Flybe to lead the IT function and to fulfil a critical role in developing the IT platform and building a digital strategy. Peter has over 20 years of operational and IT experience in aviation and he joins Flybe from Thomas Cook Group Airlines where he was IT Director. Prior to that he was Chief Information Officer at Air Berlin.
Chief Commercial Officer- appointed 2nd January 2018
Roy has overall responsibility for heading up the airline’s commercial activities with its Revenue Management, Network, Scheduling, Ancillary, Sales, Marketing, e-commerce, Customer Care and Loyalty teams all reporting to him. Roy possesses a wealth of commercial airline experience gained from over 30 years in the industry having previously held various senior management roles with carriers that have included bmi, Gulf Air and Etihad. He joined Flybe in January 2018 from Air Seychelles where he was Chief Executive Officer.
Director of Communications - appointed 9th August 2017
Simon is the strategic lead for Flybe’s public relations, corporate, crisis and internal communications as well as leading its government affairs activities. A graduate of City University, London, in Aeronautical Engineering, he also holds an MSc from Cranfield University in the UK in Air Transport Management. His career in aviation spans more than 20 years – before joining Flybe in 2017 he was the Director General of the European Regions Airline Association leading their advocacy, communications, events and publications work on behalf of their 52 airline members. Previously he held positions at the Flight Data Company and the International Federation of Airline Pilots’ Associations.
General Counsel & Company Secretary – appointed 4th January 2016
Kate joined Flybe from London Heathrow Airport Holdings, formerly known as BAA, where she was Head of Legal for Operations, Corporate and Litigation. Kate trained in the City with Linklaters, qualifying into the firm’s Commercial Litigation Department and then worked for two further London firms before moving in-house. She has a wealth of legal experience which includes corporate governance, regulatory and competition law (including health, safety and the environment), commercial dispute resolution, procurement and contracts, employment law and airport security. Kate has a BA (Hons) in Law from Durham University.
Chief Technical Officer- appointed 15th October 2018
Rob is responsible for overseeing the performance of our Maintenance & Engineering Department and our MRO activities. He joined Flybe from the Bristow Group where he was Director, Global Maintenance & Chief Technical Officer. Whilst there, Rob was responsible for leading and co-ordinating the worldwide maintenance teams within Bristow Helicopters. Rob has a wealth of experience in aviation, having worked his way up through the British Airways ranks over a 30-year period, starting as an avionic apprentice and eventually becoming Director and GM at BA Avionic Engineering in South Wales.