Our business aviation management team
Our business aviation management team is ideally positioned with knowledge, experience and expertise to ensure we deliver your business aviation mission. Our management ethos is designed and delivered to make sure we deliver your aircraft needs as if they were ours. We have operated and managed aircraft for 37+ years and that dedication to the business aviation marketplace means we know how to deliver efficiencies that make your aircraft operation better.
Our business aviation management team
Managing Director, Business Aviation
Boris recently joined us (May 2021) after success as Chief Executive Officer of AJW Aviation and more recently Chief Strategy Officer for AJW Group.
Boris oversees our ongoing growth and development of the newly created Business Aviation SBU, which encompasses four lines of business, Aircraft Management, Aircraft Charter, FBO Services and Aircraft maintenance. Boris and his leadership team will build on the demand uptick in aircraft management enquiries, having added multiple aircraft since the turn of 2021 to managed and charter fleets. This fleet growth coincides with our increased charter capabilities and the development of a stronger charter offering. With a larger charter team in place, ready to capitalise on the re-emergence of demand in the marketplace, which will further filter down to demand in maintenance and FBO services.
Office: Farnborough UK.
Head of Charter
Adam Neaves is Head of Charter for Gama Aviation based at Farnborough. In his 15th year working exclusively within business aviation he is responsible for managing our charter activity. This includes fleet provision yielding charter revenue contributions for aircraft management clients and acting as intermediary when facilitating sub-charter requirements.
Office: Farnborough, UK. Charter
Regional Director, Jersey
A Chartered Director, businessman for over thirty years and an ATPL qualified commercial pilot, Tim is our Head of Client Relations and based out of our Jersey FBO.
He brings a wealth of direct experience within the sector and his combined understanding of client, operational and flying requirements gives him an extensive perspective of what clients need.
Developing existing relationships with many of our key clients and a passion for developing new and long-lasting partnerships, Tim is committed to working with our Jersey team to deliver an outstanding product to our stakeholders.
Office: Jersey, UK.
Guy van den Berg
Head of Aircraft Management
Guy van den Berg has recently joined Gama as the Head of Aircraft Management. He and his team are responsible for supporting our managed clients and developing our managed fleet business.
Guy arrives from AJW Aviation as Director Contract Services where his key clients were easyJet and Bombardier Business Jets. Previously he served in the Royal Air Force in the rank of Air Commodore with a flying background as a helicopter and air transport pilot.
Office: Farnborough, UK. Aircraft Management
Head of FBO Services
With 14 years experience in the Aviation industry Tom is an integral member of our Middle East business aviation team. With extensive management experience in commercial, aircraft operation, FBO and maintenance services. Prior to joining us in 2018 Tom was the Commercial Manager for London City Airport and also FBO Manager for leading London business aviation airports, London City and RAF Northolt.
Office: Sharjah, UK.
Head of Business Development, MRO
John Hamshere brings with him over 30 years’ experience as an aviation professional within the General and Business aviation sector.
In a very successful 22 years spell, John has been with Signature Technicair the MRO division of Signature Flight Support. Signature Technicair the UKs Authorised Service Centre for Textron Citation and Hawker aircraft with additional base and line approvals on Embraer Legacy and Phenom aircraft types.
Firstly, as a Multi-type rated Licensed engineer responsible for the coordination and running of base maintenance checks on Cessna Citation aircraft ensuring the most efficient use of manpower and resources to enable the safe completion of maintenance input within the agreed timeframe wherever possible.
John was promoted to Chief Engineer in 2010 and his first nominated Form 4 posting and was responsible for the day-to-day safety and operation of the production department of a busy Cessna Authorized Service Centre consisting of 45 engineers based at Bournemouth. Liaising with OEMs, Regulatory Authorities, Third party CAMO and part M departments. Responsible for the planning and executing of scheduled and unscheduled maintenance events including AOGs on Cessna Citation aircraft.
Office: Bournemouth, UK. MRO Services
Regional Director UAE.
With over 18 years’ experience in the Aerospace and Defence sector, Janine is our business aviation Managing Director. Having worked for globally recognised large multi-national corporations such as Airbus and BAE Systems she is ideally skilled to ensure both commercial and financial contract delivery.
Skilled in contract pricing, budgeting and forecasting, degree qualified in Accounting and Management from the University of Wales and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
Office: Sharjah, UAE.
Head of Commercial
Chas is Head of Commercial at Gama Aviation, having recently joined following a successful spell leading the Commercial function at A J Walter Aviation Limited. As specialists on the A320 platform and market leaders in the aftermarket care of airlines globally, Chas’ prior experience is invaluable in enabling Gama to deliver efficient and cost-effective maintenance solutions.
Chas oversees and leads the Commercial capability of the Business Aviation strategic business unit at Gama Aviation, with focus on delivering value-added solutions to our valued customers across all business lines; Aircraft Management, Aircraft Charter, FBO services and Maintenance. As business aviation demand continues to grow, Chas will focus on building upon our already robust capabilities, to generate a portfolio of class-leading and innovative solutions.