WEST SUSSEX, UK, 27th September 2023. AJW Group, a world-leading independent aircraft component parts, repair, and supply chain solutions provider, is pleased to announce significant additions to its executive leadership team, further enhancing the company's strategic capabilities and expanding its C-Suite. Barry Swift has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer (COO), and Clare Brown will assume the role of Senior Vice President (SVP) Finance.

Barry Swift, COO, is a seasoned professional with an impressive track record, including four years of experience as Senior Vice President of Operations at AJW Group. With expertise spanning multiple sectors, including FMCG, Capital Equipment, Automotive, Defence, and Aviation, Barry has demonstrated proficiency in Operations & Supply Chain Management and the implementation of pioneering Supply Chain Transformation Programmes. His primary responsibility will be to provide direct support to the Board and the UK Delivery team. Barry will drive the integration of the Delivery function within AJW, fostering close collaboration with the Operational team at AJW Technique, our world-class MRO facility in Montreal, to optimise in-house capabilities.

Clare Brown, SVP Finance, brings with her a wealth of experience, having spent seven years at AJW Group as Finance Director and 25 years in the aviation industry, including a 12-year tenure as Finance Director at Thomas Cook. Clare will play a pivotal role in managing the company's assets, ensuring financial stability, growth, and reinforcing our commitment to excellence in financial management and strategic planning.

Barry and Clare join the AJW C-Suite spearheading the senior leadership team:

·       Christopher Whiteside, AJW Group Chairman

·       Clyde Buntrock, Chief Executive Officer of AJW Aviation and AJW Technique

·       Craig Macpherson, Chief Information Officer, AJW Aviation

·       Scott Symington, Chief Commercial Officer, AJW Aviation

·       Jane Hossack, Chief People Officer, AJW Aviation

·       Henry Preston, General Counsel, AJW Aviation

Clyde Buntrock, CEO of AJW Aviation and AJW Technique, commented: “These appointments underscore our commitment to developing and promoting talent and expertise within our organisation. The addition of Barry and Clare to the AJW C-Suite team signifies a significant milestone in our journey towards even greater success.”