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