The Board

The British Aviation Group is governed by a Board, whose role it is to help guide BAG in its activities and strategies and to ensure that the Group meets the requirements of its members to represent them in the best way possible. The BAG Board consists of a Chair, two Deputy Chair’s (one Chair elect), a Vice Chair (the immediate outgoing Chair); a Director of ADS, and 14 elected member company representatives.

Mike Forster


Mike is a Director of Forster Associates, a strategic development and design consultancy. Previously he was Group Strategy Director at BAA.

Michael O’Callaghan

(Deputy Chair)

Michael is a Director at Kier, and leads the airports and aviation sector for the business. He has 21 years’ experience in the aviation industry.

Jason Fowler

(Deputy Chair)

Jason is aviation sector Partner at Gardiner & Theobald. His team provide development, project and cost management services internationally.

Graham Bolton

(Vice Chair)

Graham is the Global Practice Leader – Aviation at Mott MacDonald, with over 25 years’ experience of aviation projects within Europe, the Middle East, East Asia and the United States

Tim Walder

Tim is a Partner at Arcadis and has 30 years’ experience in the aviation construction industry both in the UK and internationally

Graham Beardwell

Graham is a director of Arup and their Aviation Skills Leader for the UKIMEA region. He has over 15 years of aviation project experience within Europe, Middle East, Asia and Australasia.

Diane Burt

Diane is the Director – UKIMEA Aviation sector for Arup, with over 20 years’ experience of aviation and transportation projects in the UK, Asia Pacific, Russia and Europe.

Giles Price

Giles is the COO of CHS Engineering, and a Chartered Manager with 30 years’ experience in aviation, holding a number of Senior Executive roles within the BAA Group

Mark Middleton

Mark is an Architect and Partner at Grimshaw Architects LLP. He has over 20 years specialist expertise in rail, metro and aviation design both nationally and internationally.

Jane Thompson

With over 25 years in the aviation industry, starting out as a graduate trainee with BAA, Jane now heads up Business Development for ICF’s Aviation Consulting Group.


Jacqui Johnson

Jacqui Johnson is the Director of JCJ Consulting Ltd and is a highly respected expert in this industry with over 20 years experience delivering at airports in the UK including Heathrow, Gatwick and Southampton.

Nigel Cole

Nigel is Director for Infrastructure and Aviation at Mace and has worked with a number of large airport and airline client in his 18 years’ experience.

Matthew Butters

Matthew is Pascall+Watson’s Aviation Director and the Airport Consultants Council’s Deputy Chair. He has over 25 years’ experience in the aviation industry.

Catherine Workman

Catherine is a partner at and non-executive board member of the international law firm Pinsent Masons with expertise in PPP projects for the aviation industry.

Darrell Swanson

Swanson Aviation Consultancy Ltd

Darrell Swanson, Director of Swanson Aviation Consultancy Ltd has over 18 years of consultancy experience in airport planning, design, operations and acquisition support

John Smith

John is the Sales Director for Thales ATM UK and has been involved with ATM system for over 20 years.

Richard Stafford

Richard, a Director at Turner & Townsend, has over twenty five years commercial management experience, focused on aviation for the past 10 years.