Changes at the top for NATS

Changes at the top for NATS

NATS chief executive Richard Deakin, the UK based global provider of air traffic services, has announced a key appointment within the executive team of the company.

Catherine Mason will take up the role of managing director services on April 1st 2014, with responsibility for leading NATS’ services business, NATS (Services).

With a turnover of £222 million in 2012/13, NATS (Services) includes the 15 commercially won airport contracts in the UK and Gibraltar; NATS’ share of the FerroNATS joint venture with Ferrovial, which is contracted to provide air traffic control tower services at ten airports in Spain; NATS’ US subsidiary NATS Inc; and a range of airspace design, consultancy and engineering projects around the world.

Deakin said: “I am delighted to welcome Catherine to NATS. She brings a wealth of commercial, transportation and logistics experience to the company.

“Succeeding Paul Reid, Catherine will add extra impetus to our already strong commercial growth strategy.

“I believe she has exactly the mix of skills, experience and drive to play a key role in moving us to the next level both at home and in key target markets internationally.”