LAA seeks new Chief Executive Officer

The Light Aircraft Association (LAA) has opened applications for a new CEO to “lead the LAA into the future”.

The vacancy comes following November’s announcement that the existing Chief Executive Officer, Steve Slater, will be stepping down from the role this coming Spring; ending a seven-year tenure with the “UK’s leading powered sports flying organisation”.

With over 7,700 members “encompassing light aircraft owners, builders, restorers, pilots and enthusiasts,” the LAA “represents the interests of and has delegate authority from the CAA to oversee the airworthiness of over 4,000 light aircraft”. As such, it is critical that “applicants should have an enthusiasm and passion for light aviation and be able to demonstrate an understanding of aircraft engineering and airworthiness issues applicable to the sector”.

As a member of the board, the CEO reports directly to the Chairman and provides leadership “to a small and highly skilled staff, offering strategic direction, management and coordination of all of the LAA’s activities”. These activities range from supporting the Permit to Fly airworthiness system, member engagement, youth outreach, promoting the sport and lobbying for light aviation on a national and international level.

A successful candidate will have “proven people, business management and financial track record, combined with proven communication and implementation skills”. Experience of working within a membership organisation, liaising with volunteers and delivering through committees would also be “beneficial”, note the LAA.

For the “unique opportunity to play a major role in the future of sport flying and recreational aviation”, candidates may apply in writing with a CV to the LAA’s headquarters at Turweston:

The Chairman, LAA, Turweston Aerodrome, Brackley, Northants, NN13 5YD.

Author: FTN Editor

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