LEADERSHIP & ORGANISATION
In addition to his role as Director General at CIVATAglobal, Andrew is managing director of Aviation Advocacy, an independent air transport focused strategic and government affairs consultancy based in Switzerland.
Andrew has wide-ranging experience in the legal, commercial and aero-political aspects of all parts of the aviation industry. He has been involved in some of the major developments in the industry. Previously, Andrew was the Chief Legal Officer of Qantas Airways before being responsible for Government Affairs for IATA and then SITA.
He has experience in airlines, service providers and industry bodies, in both the commercial and political arenas, as well as having served on a number of industry boards, including the Executive Committee of CANSO. He was the Executive Director of the Drone Alliance Europe between 2015 and 2018. Andrew’s clients include trade associations, major industry suppliers, airlines, service providers and airports.
Andrew also regularly writes about and comments on aviation matters including in Forbes, and on television and radio. He regularly speaks at and moderates industry events. Aviation Advocacy’s subscription only Aviation Intelligence Reporter is an increasingly influential monthly critique of developments. Its subscribers include senior regulators; airline, ANSP and airport senior executives; and several trade associations.
His involvement in all parts of the industry means that he is well placed to bring experience and energy to the role of Director General of CIVATA Global.
CIVATAglobal is led by Andrew Charlton as the Founding Director General and supported by a team of experts provided by CIVATA Services Ltd, ensuring that this dynamic member-driven association is at all times vibrant, responsive and highly relevant to the needs of members and the rapidly developing urban air mobility (UAM) sector.
The CIVATA Services team with an established reputation for driving member value and managing world class events, champions the vision of CIVATAglobal as a unique worldwide membership organisation - the only global platform where authorities for civic air space (city and urban), aviation service providers and manufacturers can share and work closely together in order to advance the interests of the UAM industry in a sustainable and efficient manner.
STRATEGY AND COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR