PrivateFly has brought together a diverse and highly experienced team from across the travel industry.
This unique online booking system makes private jet charter quicker and easier to arrange and is supported by a wealth of industry knowledge and bespoke VIP customer service.
For private aviation advice or private jet hire prices contact us or call +44 (0) 1747 642 777 (24 hours).
Adam Twidell, CEO
Adam is PrivateFly's CEO and co-founder. After 10 years as a RAF pilot and then flying private jets himself, Adam saw the opportunity to use technology to transform the fragmented private jet market.
Favourite aircraft: Citation XL "A great all-rounder with enormous appeal."
Favourite airport: London City Airport "Excels as a business airport for efficiency and proximity to the City."
Carol Cork, Sales & Marketing Director
Prior to launching PrivateFly as co-founder in 2008, Carol worked in the media, including several roles at Conde Nast. She brings extensive experience and understanding of luxury travel brands.
Favourite aircraft: Global Express "A truly long range private jet - offering global connections in complete luxury."
Favourite airport: Cannes Mandelieu Airport "Lands you in the heart of the French Riviera, but with the privacy of a private jet airport."
Richard Hardy, Chief Technical Officer
Richard oversees PrivateFly’s IT development and brings considerable experience of building complex web applications for international organisations, including roles at ICL/Fujitsu and the BBC.
Favourite aircraft: Falcon 7X "An elegant private jet with cutting edge technology."
Favourite airport: Queenstown Airport "An incredible airport to land at, and ski above!"
Vicky Skeat, Financial Controller
Vicky heads up PrivateFly’s finance team. She is a chartered accountant, with experience working for major technology finance brands.
Favourite aircraft: Dornier 328 "One of the most cost effective private aircraft to charter for large groups."
Favourite airport: Olbia Airport "Landing at Olbia Airport is the ideal start to a summer holiday."
Mehdi leads PrivateFly's 24-hour Flight team, making sure every flight runs smoothly together with his team. He speaks English, French and Arabic and has a Masters degree in Aerospace Management from the Toulouse Business School.
Favourite aircraft: Challenger 605 "With the largest cabin in its category this Long Range jet offers ultimate comfort on intercontinental flights."
Favourite airport: Toulouse Airport "The home of French aviation, and close to the Pyrenees and the South of France."
Alex Peake, Senior Flight Advisor
Alex Peake is PrivateFly’s photography expert, after travelling the world taking photos of aircraft, his aircraft knowledge and portfolio of private jet photos was of such a high standard Alex was offered an internship which led to a full-time role as part of the operations staff.
Favourite aircraft: Bombardier Global 5000 "The Bombardier Global 5000 is a stunning long range jet with a range of up to 5000 miles."
Favourite airport: Samedan St. Moritz "A popular private jet destination amount skiing enthusiasts wanting to reach the glamorous winter resort ."
Julien Molinet, Product Manager
After working as a flight attendant for Air France, Julien completed his International Business Master Degree with SKEMA Business School (Lille). Spending his last year in Shanghai (China) and Raleigh (NC, USA), he has a significative international experience and speaks several languages : French, English but also German.
Favourite aircraft: Cessna C525 "The world's most popular light jet, it is also a very popular choice within our customers."
Favourite airport: Ibiza "Jet Set's favourite destination every summer."
Henry’s role in the Operations team ensures that clients’ requests and flights go without a hitch. He is passionate about aviation and an aspiring pilot.
Favourite aircraft: Learjet 60 "Learjet's most spacious cabin and designed for speed - this is the aircraft I want to fly."
Favourite airport: St Maarten Princess Juliana "Combines Caribbean beaches with my love of aviation."
Arthur joined PrivateFly's Flight team with a background as a Commercial Pilot as well as knowledge in flight operations. Having worked in both Nice and Cannes airports he is our French Riviera expert.
Favourite aircraft: Eclipse 500 "It is probably the most cost effective jet aircraft and perfect for short mission with one to two passengers. And fun to fly as a pilot!"
Favourite airport: Sion International Airport "A challenging approach for pilots and beautiful views of Mont Blanc before arriving in the valley."
Alex joins us for a summer placement before going back to King's College London to complete his degree in Physics. He grew up near Heathrow airport, developing an interest in aviation from an early age. Alex loves to travel and is keen to explore more of the world.
Favourite aircraft: Boeing 737 "The Boeing Business Jet is also a variant of the 737 and available for private charter."
Favourite airport: Hong Kong International Airport "Hong Kong holds a lot of fond memories for me. It's all about the approach, which features beautiful views of both the city and the mountainous terrain, it's the perfect combination of East and West, summarising what the city is all about."
Sam is our Canadian and North American jet charter expert. He has studied Aviation Management at Georgian College and has a background in helicopter mechanics. He has a Pilot's Licence and flies Cessna 172, and has recently received his Glider Licence.
Favourite aircraft: Diamond Twin Star "One of the smallest aircraft available to charter on the PrivateFly network, this is a popular aircraft for short flights."
Favourite airport: Miami Opa Locka Airport "A popular private jet charter destination, and the gateway to the Carribean."
Davide Paladino, Flight Manager
Davide began his professional career in banking and changed industry completely after almost 5 years to explore the world of aviation as a flight attendant. After almost six years of travelling around the world, Davide is completing his studies in Business Management, alongside his role at PrivateFly.
Davide's native languages are German and Italian. He is also fluent in English and French.
Favourite aircraft: Airbus A320 "This is my favourite because of its interior and wide body. Also, because I used to work on the commercial version of the A320."
Favourite airport: Zurich Airport "Zurich is my favourite Airport, not because it is located very close to the city centre, but also because it is one of the most efficient and comfortable Airports in the world. A further plus is its connectivity to the rest of Europe, where most cities are reachable within 2 hours flight time."
Matt Barber, Product Manager
Matt joins PrivateFly's Flight team after studying Aeronauticals Engineering, He has a passion for the science of aviation and new aircraft design.
Favourite aircraft: TBM700 "The TBM700 has a powerful single engine which combined with a light body weight, makes for an enjoyable flight."
Favourite airport: Teterboro Airport "The main private jet airport serving New York, located just outside Manhattan."
Alex Nott, Website Manager
Alex oversees PrivateFly’s content and development. She brings over 10 years’ experience in online travel industry roles, including for Railbookers and Online Travel Company.
Favourite aircraft: Beechcraft KingAir "The classic prop, combining range and on board space."
Favourite airport: Farnborough Airport "Beautiful modern architecture and exclusively used for private aviation (and the occasional James Bond film!)"
Viv Diprose, Marketing Manager
Viv has 15 years experience in marketing and PR. Prior to joining PrivateFly, she worked mainly in the financial services sector, working on online price comparison brands.
Favourite aircraft: Gulfstream G650 "The most desirable long range jet in the market, pushing the boundaries of speed and range."
Favourite airport: Barra Airport "A unique and stunning beach landing - well-deserved past winner of our airport landings poll."
Astrid Arminjon, Digital Marketing Executive
Astrid brings English and French digital marketing experience to the PrivateFly team. Originally from Lyon, she was lucky enough to work for her favourite football team Olmpique Lyonnais. Astrid has also worked in the UK as a Community Manager & Digital Marketing Executive.
Favourite aircraft: Falcon 2000 "A classic example of French engineering excellence from Dassault, capable of crossing continents and long range flights."
Favourite airport: Nice Airport "The gateway airport to the Cote d'Azur, and offering a choice of elegant FBOs for private jet arrivals."
Geoffrey Ofori, Website Assistant
Geoffrey brings a spark of creativity to the PrivateFly team. He is responsible for designing and building pages for our website. He speaks French and English and holds a Joint Honours degree in Computer Science and Business.
Favourite aircraft: Piaggio Avanti "A unique design, with an elegant interior, designed by the team behind the classic Italian moped."
Favourite airport: London Luton "One of London's busiest and most accessible private jet airports, but with a choice of 3 separate private jet terminals."
Zena Rose, Finance Manager
Zena works in the PrivateFly’s finance team. She is a qualified ACCA and has experience working for both large and small companies.
Favourite aircraft: Phenom 300 “The Phenom 300 is a beautiful aircraft, with its BMW designed interior seats that convert to comfortable lie-flat beds and its stunning exterior that keeps with the high standards of the Phenom range."
Favourite airport: Frankfurt Egelsbach “Frankfurt Egelsbach is the busiest private jet airport in Germany, and is approximately 20km from one of the first financial centres in Europe.”
Nicole Gates, USA Digital Marketing & Content Executive
Nicole is helping expand PrivateFly into the US market. Originally from Buffalo NY, Nicole recently completed her Masters in Digital Marketing at the London School of Business and Finance. Previously, she worked in Chicago as a Social Media and Content Marketing manager.
Favourite aircraft: Legacy 600 “One of the most cost effective, long range private charter jets, the Legacy 600 offers a spacious cabin for up to 13 passengers. Plus it can do a non-stop flight between my two homes: New York and London!"
Favourite airport: Van Nuys Airport “Van Nuys is one of the busiest airports in the world and only sees traffic from private jet charter. Due to its close proximity to Hollywood, the airport is preferred by celebrities, politicians and business execs and has also appeared in many films – most famously, Casablanca!”
Tex, Resident Labradoodle
With many private jet customers enquiring if they can fly with pets, part of Tex's duties are to visit pet-friendly FBOs and report back on the PrivateFly blog. Other duties include going for long walks in the park.
Favourite aircraft: Citation XL "A good all-rounder with more than enough luggage space for my bed, bowl and large stick collection".
Favourite airport: London Biggin Hill "Home to SkyPets, the airport’s dedicated facility for handling private jet flights with domestic pets."
For a personalised quote or further information on private jet hire please contact us or call +44 (0) 1747 642 777 (24 hours).