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The pop-stars team

Meet flypop's founders as well as members of its management team, who together all bring to flypop a diverse wealth of aviation experience and also knowledge from many different fields.

Charlie Clifton
Charlie Clifton

Senior Adviser (Consultant)

Charlie started at Ryanair in 1986 when it was just a start-up operation. In fact, he sold the airline's very first ticket! As Director of Ground Operations, he left in 2002. He then ran the Tiger Airways joint venture in South East Asia with SIA. He was invited to join Webjet, a struggling Brazilian airline at the start of 2010 before an Industry Sale to Gol in 2011.

Nino Judge
(Nino) Navdip Singh Judge

Chief Executive and Founder

An Aeronautical Engineer with a diverse career path as British Army Officer, Bond trader/broker and Formula 1 Team Owner, Nino brings the vision, passion, leadership and management experience to the flypop team


Graham Howat
Graham Howat

Chief Operating Officer and Founder

An aviation professional to his core, Graham brings to POP as one of its original founders a lifetime of airline engineering knowledge and expertise from BA and HAECO (Cathay)

John Romo

Chief Commercial Officer

Highly experienced aviation executive specialising in all commercial areas of aviation including aircraft leasing, wet lease operations and charter flights from many years service with Monarch and Skytrail.


Chris Rourke
Chris Rourke

Chief Financial Officer

Our Canadian team member brings over 25 years of invaluable global financial services experience from several bulge bracket investment banks including UBS along with prior business interests in India

Richard Bate
Richard Bate

Chief Marketing Officer

Richard is an aviation marketing legend bringing experience from BA Concorde, Virgin Atlantic, Emirates and start-up experience from Etihad. His passion is product and customer service which is a match made in heaven for POP.


Armin Kniele
Capt. Armin Kniele

Director of Flight Operations

Armin has worked as an Airbus A320 family/A330/A340/A380 instructor pilot focused on airline start-ups and airline operational reconstruction, with over 20 years airline and over 10 years airline training/management experience.

Rohan Alce
Rohan Alce

Head of Sales & Revenue

Rohan has had extensive involvement with new route launches in Europe and North America including the VFR market between the UK, North America and the Indian sub-continent.


Simon Prower
Simon Prower

Head of Ground Operations

Simon has held senior Ground Operations positions at a number of airlines including CityFlyer Express, easyJet, Etihad Airways, GB Airways, and FlyBe (as CAA Approved Ground Ops Post holder), in addition to a successful Consultancy portfolio including support for Saudia, Cebu Pacific Air, and a range of additional clients.

Adrian Crooks
Adrian Crooks

Regulatory Compliance Officer

Adrian comes with a wealth of Regulatory and Airline engineering experience, having recently left the CAA after 15 years as a Senior Airworthiness Surveyor. Adrian started his career working for BAe & Airbus as Technical Representative. Adrian then took up airworthiness roles working for Air 2000, Fly Colours, JMC and finally Thomas Cook - continuing his Airbus experience in operating the A320 and A330.


Bobby Bhakar
(Bobby) Balvinder Singh Bhakar

Founder, CTO & Director

Bobby has always been aware of innovative technology gaps and opportunities that appear in the marketplace. He has vast experience in e-commerce specialising in pricing and trading platform systems as well as product development.

Gary Stephenson
Gary Stephenson

Head of ICT

Meet the information communication technology (ICT) guru of the team, with over 17 years of experience and technical and analytical skills




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