Meet the team

The HMG Aerospace team provides a wealth of experience across publishing, editorial coverage and event management. Hover over the images below for more information on team members based in the UK office. We also have a network of regular editorial contributors and event representatives located around the globe.

To reach a member of our team individually, please visit our contact us page.

Mark Howells
Managing Director

Mark is Co-Founder and Managing Director of HMG Aerospace Ltd. Having amassed over 20 years of experience in the media sector, including a decade within aviation publishing and event management, Mark and his wife Becky founded HMG Aerospace in 2009. Since then, the company has overseen the ongoing development of the LARA and Inflight media portfolios, widely regarded as the leading global voices in low-fare and regional aviation, and IFEC and cabin technology, respectively.
Mark enjoys attending major aviation shows, conferences and exhibitions to meet clients and showcase the HMG Aerospace brands. He is always looking for new opportunities which has contributed to the company’s rapid growth in recent years. Mark brings unrivalled expertise in aviation media, contract publishing and market intelligence services.
Like many members of the team, Mark is a big sports fan although these days viewing is mainly from an armchair. He still dreams of his boyhood club, Liverpool FC, reigniting past glories and plans to prove doubters wrong about his fitness by establishing and taking part in a company 5-a-side football team.


Becky Howells
Company Director

Having worked in the aviation industry since the age of 21, Becky brings experience from the airport industry, as well as the airline sector, to the team.  She’s seen a lot of changes over the years and seen the industry evolve incredibly.  She has been described by peers as dynamic, driven, personable and as a person who gets the job done.
Becky worked for many years managing ACI EUROPE’s Communiqué Airport Business magazine and was promoted to develop the Conferences and Exhibitions for the association across the European region.  After a slight career break to start her family Becky returned to the industry to co-establish HMG Aerospace at the end of 2009. As a company Director, Becky oversees Events, Finance, Marketing and HR.
Outside of work Becky is regularly found performing on stage with an amateur dramatics group; with panto/comedy being her preferred genre;  drama is a love Becky shares with her 9 year old daughter, she is also a regular at the sidelines of the football pitch cheering on her 11 year old son whilst on a daily basis enjoys juggling all things ‘family’.  Family is the driving force behind everything Becky does with friends, good food and wine playing their part.

Alexander Preston
Inflight Editor

Alexander is editor of Inflight. He oversees the entire media portfolio which includes a bi-monthly magazine, online news service and active social media presence. Alongside other members of the editorial team, Alex travels to all corners of the globe to report live from major industry events. Alex also serves on the editorial board for the Inflight Pavilion, Workshop and Awards event series. With over 15 years’ experience as a journalist, he is a regular moderator and keynote speaker at IFEC-related events. He holds an MA Hons in English and History from Aberdeen University. Adding to the sporting rivalry in the office, Alex supports Crystal Palace FC.

Glenn Sands
LARA Editor

Glenn wrote his first aviation magazine article when he was 16 and has been immersed in aviation magazines ever since. He brings more than 20 years aviation publishing experience to the team having worked mainly in military aviation publishing. He developed the concept and was the launch editor for what became the world’s leading model magazine, before returning to full-scale aviation as the brand editor of the most respected modern military aviation publication. He was able to travel to airbases across the globe and report on combat operations such as Unified Protector over Libya in 2011. Seeking to develop his knowledge within the commercial aviation and B2B magazine sector, he joined HMG Aerospace in February 2019 as the editor of LARA. A passion for commercial turboprops means that he’s finally able to dive deep into their operations and future development with regional airlines around the globe.

Chloe Greenbank
Editor, Regional Gateway / Bespoke Publishing

With over a decade of experience in the publishing sector and a particular focus on in-flight magazines in Africa and Europe, Chloe is responsible for overseeing our bespoke publishing division. Charged with new business development, Chloe is integral in building on new and existing relationships with clients within the contract publishing sector. She also currently looks after our Regional Gateway title, leading editorial activities on this brand.
She loves everything about the aviation industry from mooching around the shops at the airport, to studying the in-flight entertainment offering and tucking into airline meals, to discovering new destinations. Landing in the cockpit of a Boeing 737 in the remote central Africa has been one of her career highlights, as has successfully launching various in-flight titles for airlines flying around the world.
Unlike most of the rest of the team at HMG, Chloe had no idea football even existed until a couple of years ago, when two of her children decided they quite liked the game. Most Saturday mornings are now spent huddled over a steaming mug of coffee while being rather vocal in support for that well known team Crookham Rovers FC. Perhaps less conventionally, Chloe also has a penchant for primates and 12 months of field experience studying mountain gorillas in Rwanda. If asked nicely she can actually speak gorilla!

Kimberley Young
Senior reporter

After graduating from the University of Sheffield, Kimberley joined HMG Aerospace in summer 2017 as editorial assistant across the three media portfolios. She’s particularly interested in how technology can be used to improve customer experience and reduce the environmental impact of the industry. To cap a successful first year with the company, Kimberley was shortlisted as a finalist for ‘Young Journalist of the Year’ at the 2018 Aerospace Media Dinner. Out of the office she can be found baking, painting or just curled up with a book- as far away from a football field as she can get.

Toby Walton
Sales Manager LARA & Inflight

Toby is one of the longest-serving members of the HMG Aerospace team. He joined the company shortly after its formation and led the relaunch of Inflight magazine. Since then, he has been a vital part of the organisation’s impressive growth over the past 7 years. Toby’s primary focus remains on the Inflight portfolio and event sales, but his sales management spans the breadth of the business. With a decade of experience in aviation media sales, his extensive knowledge of the industry is a valuable asset to the clients he works with. Toby’s hobbies include travel, sports and spending time with his young family.

Janine Boxall
Sales Manager Regional Gateway

Janine joined HMG Aerospace in May 2019 and is very excited about her new role as sales manager for Regional Gateway, a brand that focuses exclusively on the global regional and business airports sector.  Janine has worked in the defence and aviation sector since leaving University.  As a daughter of a Fleet Air Arm (Navy) pilot, her father was delighted when her first job was with Jane’s, the military and aerospace publishers.  Working in research, sales, communications as well as Publisher roles at Jane’s, she has travelled the world and met amazing people in her work.  Janine enjoys tennis (met her husband on court!), wildlife gardening and time with her two children and the ducks.

Louise Crawford
Circulation and Subscriptions

Lou is the friendly face and voice responsible for managing all print and digital magazine subscriptions. She processes all subscription applications and is the point of contact for any queries on this matter. Lou’s background lies in finance. As a petrol head fascinated by all things planes, trains and automobiles, Lou has found herself in an ideal industry. She particularly enjoys the office in the lead-up to the Farnborough Air Show, when we are treated to a perfect view of the aerial action.

Paul Firth
Graphic Designer

Paul is our in-house designer responsible for the design and creation of all publications, including the bi-monthly Inflight and LARA magazines. Paul was instrumental in the recent rebrand of the LARA media portfolio. He is the point of contact for any artwork enquiries. Paul joined HMG Aerospace in August 2015 after many years working in London for a German investment bank. His previous experience also includes design roles at BMW and Haymarket Media Group. As a keen tennis player and qualified coach, Paul enjoys spending time on the court or pursuing his other major hobby – wakeboarding.

Steve Lodewyke
Production and Design Editor

Steve is our Production Editor. He has more than 35 years’ experience editing consumer and business publications, market-leading specialist titles, customer magazines and trade journals. A stickler for editorial accuracy and accessibility, Steve was deputy editor of Heathrow Traveller magazine, worked on the City Desk of The Observer and assisted the Performance Review Institute in the creation of marketing materials and digital communications for its NADCAP standard for conformity assessment of ‘special processes’ within the aerospace industry. Steve is a keen fly-fisherman, avid historian and life-long supporter of Queen’s Park Rangers.

Office Dog

Aged 2, Noah is the youngest member of the team. Friendly and approachable, he’s a perfect fit for the company culture. Noah enjoys attending company meetings to ensure colleagues are not ‘barking up the wrong tree’. In his spare time, he enjoys long walks, spending time with family and updating his bone collection.