Aviation Industry Skills Board

The Aviation Industry Skills Board (AISB) was formed in 2007 as part of a joint collaborative working partnership for the aviation sector. In its membership, the AISB includes aviation industry employers from airlines, airports, and ground handling agents, alongside trade associations and the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).

The following members of the AISB work collectively to drive actions that ensure the industry is able to source highly-relevant, industry-led apprenticeship standards and training, required now and in the future.

  • Karen Hewitt, apprenticeship manager, British Airways (chair of the ASIB)
  • David Brewster, group cabin training manager, Thomas Cook Group Limited (vice-chair of the ASIB)
  • Julie Whittle, national training services manager (Education), Swissport UK Ltd (vice-chair of the ASIB)
  • Roger Koukkoullis, operations director, Airport Operators Association
  • Michelle Hatfield, HR director, Belfast City Airport Ltd
  • Glenn Pinsent, global HSE - quality safety and standards manager, Bristow Group
  • Ben Mosley, manager talent, leadership & corporate learning, British Airways
  • Nick Yearwood, aerodrome intelligence, strategy, policy specialist, Civil Aviation Authority
  • Kate Sheldon, talent manager, EasyJet,
  • Kirsty Penn, talent manager, EasyJet
  • Hayley Lyon, learning & development manager, Flybe,
  • Andrew Currie, head of training & leadership development, Gatwick Airport Ltd
  • Nicholas Clifton-Welker, learning manager, London Heathrow Airport Ltd
  • Karima Khandker, head of Heathrow academy, London Heathrow Airport Ltd
  • Simon Kettle, head of development & engagement, Manchester Airport Group
  • Ana Triantafyllidou, people development manager, Menzies Aviation
  • Dean Giles, head of learning & development, Monarch Aircraft Engineering Ltd
  • Nichola Hay, director, Outsource Training & Development Ltd
  • Andy Deakin, centre manager TG9 Accreditation Centre, RAF Shawbury
  • Jenny Body, chair of education & skills committee, Royal Aeronautical Society,
  • Kirstie Brooks, head of training UK & Ireland, Swissport UK Ltd
  • Roger Gault, The Honourable Company of Air Pilots
  • Andy Smyth, engagement & apprenticeships manager, TUI UK & Ireland
  • Angie Lemkes, leadership development consultant, Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd


Why collaboration is critical to building the talent pipeline through quality apprenticeships in aviation

In our latest guest blog post, chair of the Aviation Industry Skills Board (AISB), Karen Hewitt, talks about the role of the AISB and how it is driving the case for relevant, high quality apprenticeships in the sector.

Read the blog