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.
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.
Having joined the team in March 2017, Mark leads all editorial activities across the LARA media portfolio. This includes sourcing and writing content for print and online channels, as well as developing the brand’s events presence. With an editorial career spanning 30 years to date, Mark brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the role. He joined HMG Aerospace from leading energy publisher, Hart Energy, having previously served as editor for a number of respected trade titles, primarily in the oil and gas industry.
Editor, Regional Gateway / Bespoke Publishing
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 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.
Media Sales Executive
Rob is responsible for media sales across the LARA portfolio and is the primary point of contact for all advertising queries relating to LARA magazine and associated online news services. Rob enjoys combining the job with his passion for travel, taking the opportunity to visit all corners of the globe to attend industry events in the low-fare and regional aviation sector. Previously working in the leisure industry, Rob has extensive experience in sales, customer service and account management. Away from the office, he can often be found in the gym or on a sports field. Rob is currently negotiating a deal to join the company’s successful 5-a-side football team.
Marketing and Communications Manager
Ross joined HMG Aerospace in spring 2016 and is responsible for commercial brand development of all media and events portfolios. Ross oversees all marketing activities across print, digital and social media, and is often travelling the globe to exhibit at major industry events. He is also the point of contact for all media partnerships. Prior to joining the company, Ross worked in marketing and external communications in the education sector. He enjoys the fast-moving world of aviation and the fresh challenges and opportunities it brings. Away from work, Ross is a keen sportsman, plying his trade in the Reading football league. He is also a season ticket holder at Fulham FC.
Digital Marketing Assistant
Isabella joined the team in January 2018 as Digital Marketing Assistant She is responsible for digital content production including weekly e-newsletters, regular website updates and populating the company’s various social media accounts, as well as assisting with wider marketing activities across all brands and events. Isabella has previous experience in publishing having worked for Conde Nast in the editorial business department, and has a communications and media degree from Loughborough University. Away from work Isabella can often be found travelling, shopping or eating out… or a combination of the three.
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 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 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.
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.