Board Members stand for a term of three years. Each member company is entitled to nominate a representative to stand for the Board at the annual elections.

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.

Graham Bolton (BAG Chair)
Mott MacDonald

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

Mike Forster (BAG Vice Chair)
Forster Associates

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

Jason Fowler (BAG Deputy Chair)
Gardiner & Theobald

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

Matthew Butters (BAG Deputy Chair)

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.

Bryony Martin (BAG Board)

Bryony is a sector leader for Aviation at AECOM in the UK and Ireland and has delivered work for some of the most high-profile aviation clients across the UK, Europe and the Middle East. She won Best Woman Quantity Surveyor at the European Women in Construction and Engineering Awards in 2018.

Tim Walder (BAG Board)

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

Graham Beardwell (BAG Board)

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.

Dan Jones (BAG Board)

Dan is a Director in Atkins, leads the aviation sector in the UK and is part of the Atkins global aviation leadership team. He has worked on Technology related airport investments for 15 years.

Michelle De Franca (BAG Board)

Michelle is the Global Aviation sector lead for Bechtel responsible for developing and driving the global strategy for aviation infrastructure planning, design, construction, and project management.  She bring 12 years’ experience working on major global aviation projects.

Andrew Thomas (BAG Board)

Andrew is an architect and Partner at Grimshaw Architects in London. Over the last 15 years he has led the design of several prominent aviation projects in the UK, Europe, North America and Asia. He has a particular interest in supporting clients to develop sustainable airport buildings and infrastructure.

Jane Thompson (BAG Board)

With over 30 years’ experience in aviation, starting out as a graduate trainee with BAA, Jane is now a Director of ICF’s Aviation Consulting Group leading on strategic growth for Sustainable Aviation, Travel and Tourism.


Jacqui Johnson (BAG Board)
JCJ consulting ltd

Jacqui Johnson is the Director of JCJ Consulting Ltd and Deputy Chair of the BAG Airport Consultants Group 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.

Freddie Patterson (BAG Board)
Lagan Aviation and Infrastructure

Freddie is a Director of Lagan Aviation and Infrastructure with more than 30 years’ experience in the delivery of a wide range of airport infrastructure contracts throughout the British Isles and overseas

Jonathan Adams (BAG Board)
Laing O’Rourke

Jonathan is a director at Laing O’Rourke, with specific ownership of the aviation sector. He has over 20 year direct airport project experience in both contracting and as a Client at Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted.

Catherine Workman (BAG Board)
Pinsent Masons

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.

Ian Humphrey (BAG Board)
Schneider Electric

Ian is the Airport Segment Director for Schneider Electric. He has 15 years experience in the infrastructure domain with particular focus on energy management, de-carbonisation and digitization.

Darrell Swanson (BAG Board)
Swanson Aviation Consultancy Ltd

Darrell is an independent consultant with over 25 years’ experience in airport masterplanning, safeguarding and transaction advisory services. He is an industry recognised specialist in electric aviation advising NASA, the Vertical Flight Society and ADS on making Advanced Air Mobility a reality.

John Smith (BAG Board)
Thales ATM UK

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

Richard Stafford (BAG Board)
Turner & Townsend

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

Tim Morrison (BAG Board)

Tim has over 15years experience in the successful design and construction of all manner of projects found at both newly planned and existing expanding airports in the UK and overseas. He also brings over 25years experience in complex Buildings and Infrastructure development.