Aviation Action has appointed its first chair and board of trustees.
The charity, set up in May to support those in aviation hardest hit by the coronavirus crisis, will draw on expertise from across the travel sector, and other fields.
Founder Chris Wild, head of airfield operations at Manchester airport, has been appointed chair.
He will be supported by a board of trustees, which includes Myriam Boufersen, dnata corporate safety and compliance manager; Guy Allison, group account manager Middle East and Asia Pacific at air traffic services provider Nats; and RAF helicopter pilot Martin Jarvis.
“It is a privilege to be appointed chair of this charity," said Wild. "I’m delighted we have had such interest and I’m overwhelmed by the enthusiasm people are showing to be part of it. This is a pivotal moment for Aviation Action."
The charity offers support ranging from CV writing to mental health support; it says it has already assisted hundreds of people globally since it launched in May through free online events and webinars.
The full board comprises: