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"
Algy leads PrivateFly's 24-hour operations team. He previously represented the industry at a political level for the British Business and General Aviation Association.
Favourite aircraft: Phenom 100 "A new class of Very Light Jet - combining comfort and cost efficiency".
Favourite airport: Paris Le Bourget "Paris's private jet terminal offers fast access to the centre of Paris, and a simply stunning Air Show once every 2 years"
Mehdi is our Operations Controller, making sure every flight runs smoothly together with his team. He speaks 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."
Julien Molinet, Operations Assistant
After working as a flight attendant for Air France, Julien completed his International Business Master Degree with SKEMA Business School ( Nice). 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".
Attila is multi-lingual and has an Airline Pilot's Licence (ATPL). He provides specialist support for PrivateFly’s growing Central European operation.
Favourite aircraft: Citation Mustang "Cost effective and flexible to fly into small airports".
Favourite airport: Innsbruck "Challenging for pilots and stunning for passengers"
Olga is a Russian and Italian speaker who brings a background in executive helicopter operations, as well as VIP customer service experience in the airline sector
Favourite aircraft: Gulfstream G550 "This aircraft has a breathtaking design and an international reach, connecting Washington D.C. with Dubai, London with Singapore and Tokyo with Paris."
Favourite airport: Vienna Schwechat "A popular private jet charter destination that blends classical music and colourful yet stately baroque architecture."
Alex Peake, Operations Assistant
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 ."
Davide Paladino, Operations Assistant
Davide began has professional career in banking and changed industry completely after almost 5 years to explore the world of aviation as a flight attendant, and after almost six years of travelling around the world, Davide is now a student and will complete his studies in Business Management in June 2014.
Davide's native languages are German and Italian, and is fluent in English and French.
Favourite aircraft: Airbus A320 "This is my favorite 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 center, 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. "
Sebastian Buchholz, Operations Assistant
Sebastian is a passionate pilot achieving his pilot's license shortly after turning 19, flying aircraft such as the Cessna 172, Cessna C210 with a turboprop engine and in the last few years the TBM 700 and TBM 850. Sebastian is studying business administration in Muenster.
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 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 GIV "Elegant interiors combined with a long range and an interior baggage compartment".
Favourite airport: Barra Airport "Not only a justified winner of our airport approaches poll, and where else can you land on a beach?"
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.".
Rachel Bennett, Digital Marketing Assistant
Rachel recently joined the PrivateFly team as part of the expanding digital marketing team. Rachel is currently completing her masters degree in Business Administration and Marketing at Cologne University. Rachel's native language's are German and English.
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”
Craig Perry, Website Assistant
Craig brings a spark of creativity to the PrivateFly team. Responsible for designing and building pages for our website, he also designs some of our offline products including PrivateFly mugs and umbrellas.
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".
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).