Unipart Group has appointed Mark Johnstone, former CEO of Signature Aviation plc, as a non-executive director.
Mark was appointed as Group Chief Executive Officer in 2018 of Signature Aviation plc (formerly BBA Aviation plc), a global aviation support business employing over 5,500 people across five continents. Having joined the company in 2008, he held several finance and operational roles including Group Corporate Development Director, Chief Financial Officer, Signature Flight Support and President and Chief Operating Officer of the jet engine repair and overhaul division. In his three-year tenure as CEO, the group equity value rose by $1.7bn. Prior to joining Signature Aviation, Mark held roles in the Aerospace and Off-Highway divisions of GKN plc.
Commenting on the appointment, Unipart Executive Chairman John Neill said: “We are very pleased to welcome Mark to the Unipart Group Board. Mark is an experienced executive with extensive strategic and operational experience across a range of global markets, including transportation, infrastructure, hospitality, manufacturing, and business service sectors.
“My board colleagues and I look forward to working with Mark as we continue our determination to grow our business and harness the exciting new Artificial General Intelligence technologies to support our people and continue our track record of reinventing our business to participate in the fast-changing global markets of the future.”
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