ACC Aviation has appointed James Stamp as Non-Executive Director, effective from the 1st of February. James is currently Group Commercial Director of National Express PLC, driving mergers and acquisitions, strategy development and new business. He also sits on the boards of National Express Middle East and WeDriveU.
Before joining National Express in 2017, James was a Partner at KPMG LLP, where he advised leading transport companies in his roles as UK Head of Transport and Global Head of Aviation. Here he was instrumental in helping the practice grow its market share to 40%-plus, working as lead relationship partner for various established legacy and low-cost airlines.
His deep sector experience gained at KPMG in addition to his current role with a leading international public transport operator, active in the UK, Europe, North Africa, Americas and the Middle East – core markets for ACC Aviation’s aviation services and consulting business – makes for a natural fit.
“James’ skillset and experience will enhance the capabilities and strengths of our Board of Directors as we advance our strategy and investment in the Aviation Services Division. We welcome James to the Board,” commented ACC Aviation Chairman Phil Aird-Mash.
“I am delighted to take on this non-executive role at ACC Aviation and become immersed in commercial aviation once again,” said James Stamp. “I’m also looking forward to exploring synergies and sharing ideas with their exceptional and dynamic leadership team.”
About ACC Aviation
Founded in 2002 as an aircraft leasing specialist, today ACC Aviation delivers market-leading solutions across aviation consultancy services, ACMI leasing, and air charter. Through an international office network spanning Europe, the Middle East, Africa, North America, and Asia, it provides bespoke aviation solutions to clients across the globe. Its success is built on the strength and depth of its relationships within the aviation industry and, through continued investment in developing and maintaining these partnerships with a persistent focus on innovation, ACC Aviation delivers superior solutions to a diverse and growing client base.
YFM Equity Partners -backed ACC Aviation was ranked 85th in the Sunday Times BDO national Profit Track 100 Awards this Spring, lauded for its contribution to the economy and society during the pandemic. ACC Aviation first entered the Profit Track 100 line up in 2020 and has featured in the Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 since 2013. It was also welcomed as an FT1000 ranked company for the first time this year, entering the fifth annual edition of the Financial Times’ Top 1000 European companies in 786th place, achieving a notable growth rate of 44.1%.
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