John has been actively involved in the aviation industry for the past 40 years, initially as a commercial pilot and operator, then for ~30 years as a strategic advisor to the industry and more recently as Group Executive running Virgin Australia Airlines. During his consulting career he worked with both FSC and LCCs across all geographies including with the world’s largest airlines. Notably, he led the introduction of ancillary revenues with FSCs in the North American market, started the consolidation in the US market advising on the groundbreaking Delta/Northwest merger, helped move US FFPs to revenue based accruals working with the 2 largest programs, and has been a leader on airline JVs having negotiated, among others, the DL/VS profit JV. He continues to be active with airlines, OEMs, General & Corporate Aviation, FBOs, airports, and across the travel and tourism industries. He currently manages his Boston based jet charter operation which he established in 2008 and splits his time between Sydney and Boston.