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. 

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