Colin is a Chartered Accountant and was a founder of the business over 30 years ago. During that time he has delivered over 50 projects covering all aspects of aviation finance, structures often involving new or developing strategies and concepts to manage risk, and optimise the reward. Consultancy work has included working on a number of accounting issues, and in particular looking at the longer term issues for airlines and operating lessors of the new IFRS16 accounting standard.
Projects have been worldwide, Europe, India, Africa and the UK, including aircraft acquisition, company sales, purchases and restructurings. The development of several lessors and advising major companies on bidding for the supply of aircraft in pursuit of government contracts or commercial lease contracts – both wet and operating leases.
Bernd has 40 years experience in the management of airlines, most of that time with Lufthansa, including numerous overseas appointments in Africa, Latin America, and Asia. During his career he has been CEO of several of their subsidiary companies and as a Chief Operating Officer of a major part of Lufthansa operations.
Lately, he was CEO of a significant state owned airline operating about 40 aircraft across the wide body, narrow body, and regional aircraft spectrum.
Bernd’s worldwide operational experience in a world leading airline brings a wide range of contacts and operational experience to the structuring, development and delivery of transactions.
Peter is a qualified accountant, and has 32 years of Board level experience, the last 23 in the aviation industry. He has been both Finance Director and Chief Executive. Peter has a proven track record of providing financial and commercial expertise. Currently he is a partner in a specialist corporate advisory firm. He is and has been involved in Company sales and acquisitions, asset financing, refinancing corporations, and corporate turnaround situations as well as advising on IPO’s.
Peter brings a huge amount of transactional experience and insight from a CEO and CFO perspective to the team.