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 Chairman, two Deputy Chairman (one Chairman elect), a Vice Chairman (the immediate outgoing Chair); a Director of ADS, and 14 elected member company representatives.

Graham Bolton


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

(Deputy Chairman)

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 Chairman)

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.

Chris Chalk

(Vice Chairman)

Chris is the Aviation Practice Leader at Mott MacDonald and has over 20 years’ experience in the aviation industry.

Tim Walder

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

Dervilla Mitchell

Dervilla sits on the Arup Group Board and is also the UK Middle East and Africa Aviation leader. She has been involved in airport projects in the US, UK, UAE and Europe.

Darrell Swanson

Darrell Swanson is the Principal Consultant for Infrastructure at AviaSolutions and has over 18 years of consultancy experience in airport planning, design, operations and acquisition support

Richard Fulton

Richard is the Chairman of the BAG Security Group. He is also a co-opted member of the Board.

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

Jason Fowler

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

Richard Stafford

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

Diane Burt

Diane is an Aviation Sector Director at WSP |Parsons Brinckerhoff, with over 20 years’ experience of aviation and transportation projects in the UK, Asia Pacific, Russia and Europe.

Paul Williams

Paul is the CEO of Zoeftig Limited, a leading supplier of airport seating around the world.