Speakers

Chee Hong Tan

Chief Operating Officer


Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Ltd (Hactl)

Chee Hong is the Chief Operating Officer of Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals. He has overall responsibility for people, technology and the facility at SuperTerminal 1.

Clive Sauve-Hopkins

Group CEO


AVIAPARTNER

An ex-British Army Officer, Clive has worked in Cambodia, Abkhazia and Australia, amongst other countries. He left TYCO to join the aviation sector with Swissport in the UK before transferring to Servisair as VP Operations - Ground Handling. There followed time with Qatar Aviation Services as SVP before he took up the position of Group CEO with Aviapartner in 2016. Clive describes himself as having a proven record of creating value through inspiring and leading people in complex environments.

Derrick Ogden

Quality Systems Manager - Ground Operations


JETSTAR AIRWAYS

Derrick is Safety and Compliance Manager with Jetstar Airways, Australia. He has 30 years' industry experience and has been a Safety Investigator, QMS and Lead Safety Auditor.

Edward Clayton

Partner


STRATEGY&

Kam Weng Woo

Chief Executive Officer


POS AVIATION

Kam Weng Woo has been the Chief Executive Officer of Pos Aviation since February 2017. He started his career as a licensed aircraft engineer at Malaysia Airlines System in 1980 and moved to KL Airport Services in 1997 to set up the Aircraft Maintenance and Engineering Division. He headed the Engineering Division for seven years before being promoted to be the Head of Business Development, with responsibility for the development of all areas in KLAS, including ground handling, cargo handling, inflight catering and aircraft maintenance and engineering. He subsequently became Head of Commercial Support and held the position for five years before being appointed as CEO of Pos Aviation. His most recent achievement was the development and establishment of the first ever Digital Free Trade Zone outside of China, a Malaysian Government initiative.

Kate Seaton

Aviation Disputes Lawyer


HFW

Kate is an aviation litigation specialist, having advised clients in the industry for over 12 years. She handles liability claims and insurance matters as well as non-contentious aviation matters such as contractual liability, conditions of carriage and risk management issues. Kate's clients include airport authorities, ground handlers, helicopter and fixed wing operators, and major airlines as well as insurers/reinsurers. She has supported aviation clients across more than 10 countries in Asia, including Japan, India, Philippines, South Korea, Australia, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Myanmar and Nepal, and has a particular focus on Thai law and jurisdiction. Kate is recognised as Rising Star for Aviation (Expert Guides).

Martin Walsted

Area Sales Manager


ITW GSE

Max Gosney

Portfolio Director & Conference Chairman


GROUND HANDLING INTERNATIONAL

Max joined GHI in 2017 after launching and hosting conference and award events in the UK manufacturing industry. A trained journalist, Max strives to deliver innovative content on stage, online or in print that challenges, educates and entertains. As a non-aviation professional - Max is always eager to don the hi-vis jacket and get out on the apron to experience the everyday challenges facing ground handling businesses and their airline customers. Max graduated as a biochemist from Cardiff University in 2001. He became a NUJ/NCTJ accredited journalist in 2003. Max went on to an award-winning 14 year editorial career including stints at magazines in the UK pub, pharmacy and manufacturing sectors. Outside of work - Max is never far from a book, the fridge or the 5-a-side football pitch.

Michael Paul Stephens

Managing Director


PROVOLUTION CONSULTANCY THAILAND

Michael is a corporate consultant, author and founder of Provolution consultancy. He has spent the last 20 years designing inspirational business workshops and consultancies across Asia. Working with clients as diverse as Marriott, Decathlon and Bupa and in industries as broad as the Engineering, pharmaceuticals and IT, his skill-based approach has been proven to build a better business culture in any business, anywhere.

Nicholas Yeadon

CEO


AIR DISPATCH

Nick is Founder and CEO of Air Dispatch, a UK-based specialist aviation support company which is dedicated to providing centralised load control services to tier 1 and tier 2 airlines around the globe. Nick has almost 30 years’ experience in the ground handling industry. Prior to joining Air Dispatch in 2001 he spent over a decade working for Servisair as a specialist in flight operations, load control and business analysis. He is a former participant in the IATA Aviation Ground Services Agreements task force (AGSA), where he was the Vice Chair, and is now an observer on the IATA Ground Operations Group. He is a passionate advocate of centralisation of load control and improving safety in ground operations and has spoken on these subjects at a number of industry conferences.

Prakash Gaire

Consultant Training, Recruitment and Placement


NORTHERN LIGHT ACADEMY OF AVIATION AND TECHNOLOGY (NAAT)

Prakash is the Founder/Chief Executive of Aspire jobs and Aspire Education and is the Recruitment and Placement Consultant of NAAT. Before devoting himself full time to Aspire Jobs and NAAT, Prakash served as General Manager for Staff Source International/QMS Facility Management, in Doha, where he worked in business administration. He also spent time as Director-Human Resources and as Manager-HR & Administration for QMS before becoming General Manager. A graduate in Sociology, he started his professional career at the Green Himalayan Society, in Nepal, as Senior Officer-Recruitment & Training.

Roswitha Becker

Managing Director


Global Load Control

Roswitha Becker, the 2014 BWA Business Woman of the Year is a dynamic and engaging business woman, drawing on her wealth of international experience she has been integral in building an organization that exemplifies the possibilities of globalization. A graduate of the Executive Development Programme at the University of Stellenbosch and also graduate of the prestigious INSEAD International Directors Programme, she has been the Managing Director of Global Load Control for the past 12 years ensuring millions of passengers safely reach their destinations annually. Driven by a deep sense of making a difference and believes in doing the change the world needs doing. Through her mentoring work and CSI involvement to her engagements as a public speaker she inspires others to achieve beyond what they have thought possible.

Yacoob Piperdi

Executive Vice President, Gateway Services


SATS

Yacoob has been SATS’ Executive Vice President, Gateway Services since January 2014. Prior to this, he was its Executive Vice President, Food Solutions. He joined SATS in April 1981 and since then has assumed various positions including Senior Vice President, Cargo Services; Vice President, Apron Services; Vice President, Cargo Services; and Vice President, Inflight Catering Centre 2. He also held other managerial positions in apron and baggage, passenger services, marketing, and SIA Ground Services, where he was responsible for network procedures and ground handling contracts. During his terms in Food Solutions and Gateway Services, he spearheaded the Group’s entry into the sports catering, cruise terminal management, and inflight duty-free and duty-paid retail sales businesses. Yacoob sits on various boards of SATS’ subsidiaries and associate companies. He is the Chairman of SATS-Creuers Cruise Services and the Vice President Commissioner of PT Jasa Angkasa Semesta. He is also a member of Saudi Arabia’s private sector logistics advisory team. Yacoob graduated from the National University of Singapore with a BA, majoring in English.