Chapman Freeborn, the global air charter specialist and part of Avia Solutions Group, has appointed Scott Collier as President – ACMI Leasing to lead the newly-formed global ACMI department and Claire Geary as Group Marketing Director, a new position within the company.
Scott brings almost three decades of extensive industry experience to Chapman Freeborn from across all areas of the industry, from airline operations, commercial sectors and tour operating, to running his own successful aircraft leasing company.
His breadth of aviation insight has led to his aptitude for identifying potential opportunities in adversity and navigating the more challenging leasing markets globally.
In his new role as President – ACMI Leasing, Scott will lead Chapman Freeborn’s ACMI teams globally, working closely with them on a daily basis with a key focus on adding value to the company’s clients and suppliers, and to Chapman Freeborn as a whole. He will also use his plethora of experience to provide advice to Chapman Freeborn’s airline partners, building and maintaining open channels of communication across the globe.
Scott says, “I am delighted to join Chapman Freeborn, especially during the year of their 50th anniversary. With the truly global reach and ancillary services that we are able to offer our airline partners at Chapman Freeborn, this is a unique opportunity and I am looking forward to helping the company to achieve their growth goals over the coming years.”
Scott will report into Eric Erbacher, CEO at Chapman Freeborn.
Eric comments, “I wish Scott a very warm welcome to the Chapman Freeborn family. He brings with him insight from many corners of the aviation industry, which will be invaluable when applied to our ACMI departments across the world. I look forward to working with him and wish him every success in his new role.”
Outside of work, Scott’s priority is spending time with his two children, and he enjoys watching and partaking in all sports, walking, cooking, and has a passion for travel.
Claire joins the business following two years as Marketing Director EMEA with Cirium, prior to which she held marketing management positions at South African Airways in Africa, and was Manager of Corporate Communications, Marketing and Brand at Emirates Airline, based in the Middle East.
Drawing upon her wealth of aviation marketing experience, Claire will lead the Marketing Team with a focus on brand, marketing communications, PR and events. She will work closely with the Chapman Freeborn Executive Committee, Regional Presidents and parent company, Avia Solutions Group, to design, formulate and implement a marketing strategy that drives revenue.
Claire says, “I am excited to have joined Chapman Freeborn in this new role and am very much looking forward to working with the team, being a part of the business, and taking the company towards new heights. It’s a fantastic opportunity to use my marketing expertise and strong aviation background in a well-respected company within the global aviation industry.”