David Edwards has been appointed because the chief govt of the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) instead of Sir Brian Burridge who’s stepping down. Edwards will take over as chief govt on 20 September.
Till just lately Edwards was chief govt of the Air Constitution Affiliation and led that organisation by a big interval of change and progress and represented the sector to authorities and regulators in the course of the Brexit transition and Covid-19.
Edwards has been a member of the Royal Aeronautical Society since 1999 and was appointed a Fellow in 2010. He’s had a Non-public Pilot’s Licence and holds a level in Transport Administration from the College of Plymouth.
“I’m delighted to be becoming a member of the Royal Aeronautical Society at this difficult, however nonetheless thrilling time,” stated Edwards (pictured). “Sir Brian and the staff have positioned the Society in a very robust place to embrace the collective information of our membership and contribute to world debates on points akin to aviation’s contribution to local weather change, the burgeoning area trade, supporting tomorrow’s aerospace professionals and selling variety.
“I’m wanting ahead to carrying on that work and making certain that the Royal Aeronautical Society continues to develop its membership and its relevance inside our industries and past.”
Martin Broadhurst OBE CDIR FRAeS FIOD, Chair of the Trustees of the RAeS stated: “David is an ideal alternative for us, and I’m delighted that we had been in a position to appoint him. I pay tribute to Sir Brian as he prepares to maneuver on. His time as Chief Govt was fraught on account of Covid-19, however he led our Society exceptionally nicely, and introduced his huge expertise as a senior Royal Air Drive and trade determine to bear in serving to us make massive strategic choices and put together us for the long run. He leaves David a particularly well-run organisation to take over and one which is nicely ready to play its half within the sector’s restoration and in selling the very important contribution they make to wider society and the economic system.”
Sir Brian Burridge FRAeS, outgoing chief govt of the RAeS stated: “David Edwards is extraordinarily well-placed to take ahead the Society’s ambition as a realized society in persevering with to supply unbiased, evidence-based and authoritative thought management. He additionally nicely understands the character of engineering companies and the challenges that they face. With David in place, alongside our glorious employees and hard-working Trustees, Council members and supported by our enthusiastic cohort of volunteers, we may be assured that the Society is in good palms.”