Board of Directors
David Lenigas (aged 51), Executive Chairman
David served as Executive Chairman of London listed Lonrho Plc from 2006 to September 2012 and has been chairman of Lonrho Plc's aviation division (which includes Fly540) since its inception in 2006. He has extensive experience operating in the public company environment across the UK, African, Canadian and Australian markets. He also serves as Executive Chairman of a number of other public listed companies in the UK.
Ed Winter (aged 65), Chief Executive Officer
Ed has over 40 years of airline experience spanning from the traditional full service model of BOAC/British Airways through to one of the most successful low cost airlines, easyJet.
Ed started his aviation career as a pilot with BOAC. He held a number of senior management positions within British Airways including Chief Pilot and Head of Operations BA Regional, Chief Pilot London Gatwick and Chief Pilot Long haul Aircraft. He was a founder director and Chief Operating Officer of low cost airline Go, and grew the airline profitably to 28 aircraft.
Following an MBO and the subsequent sale of Go to easyJet, Ed had the role of Integration Director whilst also acting as CEO of
Go. Once the integration process at easyJet was complete, Ed served as Chief Operating Officer steering the company through a period of rapid and profitable expansion, opening new bases across Europe and introducing the Airbus aircraft. More recently, Ed served as Chief Executive Officer of NAS (National Air Services) in Saudi Arabia.
Angus Saunders (aged 51), Chief Financial Officer
Angus, a chartered accountant, has 20 years of industry experience and has been with fastjet since its inception.
He started in the aviation industry with start up airline British Mediterranean, which became a BA franchise carrier, and was subsequently sold to bmi and has now been subsumed into British Airways. He spent 12 years there as finance director before leaving to work with Flybe on the £250 million acquisition of BA Connect and National Air Services, a low cost start up carrier in Saudi Arabia. Most recently he was the head of finance for the Russian start up low cost carrier Avianova.
Geoffrey White (aged 51), Executive Director
Geoffrey holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Management Science and joined the Board of Lonrho as Chief Executive Officer on 5 October 2007, having been Chief Operating Officer from 1 May 2007. During his career he has held senior management roles with Thomas Tilling Plc, BTR Plc, Dee Corporation Plc, Asda Plc and latterly worked for five years for a private investment firm based in
He has been responsible for the planning, financing, development and management of a range of projects in the leisure, industrial and natural resource sectors. These projects include establishing joint ventures with international corporations such as Hilton Hotels International, Ford Motors (PAG), Praton International GmbH and FFS Refiners (Pty) Ltd. Prior to joining Lonrho, he had direct experience with the natural resources, distribution and logistics sectors in
Robert Burnham (aged 63), Non-Executive Director
Robert has held a variety of executive and management positions in the IT services and telecoms sector for over 25 years, including Lorien Plc and QA Plc.
He is currently Chairman of Connect Internet Solutions Limited, a £5 million business ‘spun out’ of Liverpool University. He is Chairman of Intecpc Limited, a company which specialises in the manufacture and sale of computers for use in hazardous environments.