Paul Conway, Group Managing Director

Paul joined the business in January 2016 as Group Managing Director, bringing with him over 25 years' Airline and MRO experience in a variety of technical, managerial and sales positions.

His career started as an airframe/engine apprentice at Air UK in 1984, before leaving them to gain experience at various European MRO’s throughout the 1990’s. In 1997 he moved into an Engineering role at KLM UK, eventually becoming the Head of Engineering, before seizing a chance to try his hand at technical sales. After 15 successful years at KLM UK, Paul then enjoyed 3 years heading the UK and Ireland Sales function for Lufthansa Technik.  As the Managing Director of Qualitair Aviation Group Paul's focus is on setting the strategic direction of the numerous Qualitair Group companies to ensure that market and customer needs are fully met.

Adrian Leatherland, Group Business Development Manager

Adrian became one of the team in 2014 as Business Development Manager. He brought with him over 25 year's of aviation industry and training experience having held various positions all around the world. 

Adrian has an Honours Degree in Electronics and Control Engineering from Sheffield Hallam University graduating in 1986. He worked for 10 years as an Avionics Systems Engineer at Dowty, Smiths Industries, Rolls Royce and BAe Systems on projects across Tornado GR4, Typhoon, Boeing 777 and A320.

In 1998, Adrian moved to work in Aviation and Aerospace Recruitment joining Resource Group as Business Development Manager. During the 16 years with Resource, Adrian worked as General Manager of two Aviation Training businesses and served at Group Board Level as Sales and Business Development Director. During this time, Adrian also served two terms as a director of the Midlands Aerospace Alliance. Adrian joined Qualitair in November 2014 as Group Business Development Manager responsible for Sales, New Business Development and Commercial activities. 

Stuart Ogilvie, Recruitment Manager

After gaining a Business Management Degree Stuart joined SR Technics in Stansted establishing component maintenance contracts with customers such as British Airways, Easyjet, Air Europa and First Choice.

 Stuart started with Qualitair Aviation Services in 2011 initially as a Recruitment Consultant and more recently he was promoted to Recruitment Manager, leading the UK team responsible for supporting our clients manpower needs in across Europe.  Vastly experienced and highly motivated, Stuart brings an enthusiastic approach to every challenge he is presented.

Ian Richens, Operations Manager

Ian joined Qualitair in 2010 bringing with him over 35 years aviation industry experience in a wide range of technical and managerial roles. Ian’s career started in the Royal Air Force as an Engineering Technician, moving on to the Ministry of Defence, followed by a spell at Britannia Airways and numerous contract roles throughout Europe before a move into recruitment in 2010.

As Operations Manager Ian leads the UK team responsible for all functions necessary to efficiently and effectively manage the logistics of supplying staffing solutions to our clients.

Siobhan Gregory, Finance Manager

Since joining Qualitair in March 2014 initially as Management Accountant, Siobhan has quickly risen through the company to her current role as Finance Manager for the Qualitair Group. Her 10 years working within Finance as an ACCA affiliated accountant in construction and aviation companies give her the experience and knowledge required to head up the teams responsible for Group financial control and reporting. In addition to these responsibilities she is fast becoming an expert in the cross border regulations necessary for us to deliver compliant solutions for our clients.

Orçun (Ori) Uysal, Operations Manager - Qualitair Holland

After gaining BSc’s in Aeronautical Engineering and Commercial Economics Ori began his career in aviation with technical specialist roles at a number of Schiphol based MRO companies. Since joining us in 2011 as Senior Recruiter, Ori has used his extensive MRO knowledge to offer creative solutions to the numerous challenges our clients face.

Ori’s role of Operations Manager requires him to lead the Qualitair Aviation Holland team ensuring that our client’s needs are understood and their expectations exceeded.

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