BBA Aviation plc (“the Group”), the leading global aviation support and aftermarket services provider, announces that Mike Powell, Group Finance Director, has resigned in order to take up the role of Chief Financial Officer of Wolseley plc, and will be leaving the Group on 31st May 2017.  The Board is pleased to announce the appointment of David Crook, currently Group Financial Controller, to the position of Group Finance Director and to the Board with effect from 1st June 2017.

David Crook has served as Group Financial Controller since joining BBA Aviation in April 2015.  David’s previous roles include Head of Group Finance at AZ Electronic Materials, as well as general management and finance roles within Sun Chemical, Telewest Global, Vantico Group and Corus Group.  David is a qualified accountant and holds an MBA from Warwick Business School.

Commenting on today’s announcement, Sir Nigel Rudd, Chairman of BBA Aviation, said:

“On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank Mike for his significant contribution to BBA Aviation and we wish him every success in his new role.  We are very pleased with the appointment of David Crook as Group Finance Director and look forward to welcoming him to the Board in June.”

Simon Pryce, Chief Executive Officer, added:

“I would like to add my thanks to Mike for his contribution to BBA Aviation over the last three years.  He has played a critical role during what has been a transformational period for the Group and we wish him well for the future.  We are delighted to announce the appointment of David Crook whose expertise, experience and detailed knowledge of the BBA Aviation business will ensure he is very well placed to continue to support the realisation of the enhanced medium and long term potential of the enlarged Group.”

With regard to David Crook’s appointment to the BBA Aviation Board, there are no matters requiring disclosure under Listing Rule 9.6.13.  


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Jemma Spalton, Head of Communications & Investor Relations

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