ABOUT

Meet the team

HMG AEROSPACE

Meet our specialist team

Mark Howells

Managing Director

Mark…

• Is Co-Founder and Managing Director

• Is quietly confident that this year he will finally see his boyhood club, Liverpool,
become champions

• Has over 20 years of experience in the media sector with unrivalled expertise in
aviation media, contract publishing and intelligence services

Mark’s top travel tip:

Resist the temptation to line up at the gate before boarding begins – it won’t make the crew begin the process any sooner and will mean that when you do get onto the plane you’ll have achy legs!

Becky Howells

Company Director

Becky…

• Is Co-Founder and Company Director and oversees Events, Finance, Marketing
and HR

• Is queen of motivational messages and will eventually convince you of their
power, however stoically grumpy you may be!

• Has worked in the aviation industry since the age of 21, with former roles seeing
her manage ACI EUROPE’s Communiqué Airport Business magazine and later
develop the association’s Conferences and Exhibitions programme

• Is a keen – and extremely competitive! – netball player

Becky’s top travel tip:

If you’re travelling as part of a group, choose the most responsible person and put them in charge of keeping hold of everybody’s passports. You wouldn’t believe how many people leave their passports in the baggage handling trays or at the tills in duty free!

Chloe Greenbank

Regional Gateway Editor

Chloë…

• Is Editor of the Regional Gateway Portfolio

• Has landed in the middle of Central Africa in the cockpit of a Boeing 737

• Has two decades of editing and reporting for aviation magazines under her belt

• Has been thrown by a silverback gorilla in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (true
story!)

Chloë’s top travel tip:

No matter where you're visiting or why, make sure you get up for at least one sunrise and go for an early morning explore! You'll avoid the crowds and it's a great time to meet the locals.

Gideon Ewers

RotorHub International Editor

Gideon...

• Is Editor of RotorHub International

• Has worked in aviation for over 30 years (gulp!)

• Worked at Flight International, edited ERA’s Regional Report, as well as Communique Airport Business and the Airport Operator, held a number of positions at IFALPA concluding as Director. He is an accredited accident Investigator

• As a pilot, experience spans from Piper Cubs to A380s. Basically he’s older than dirt

• Regular commentator on Sky News, CBS and the BBC on aviation matters

• The rest of the time you can find him playing with his boat or pursuing a little ball round a field and hitting it with a variety of sticks

Gideon’s top travel tip:

Looking out the window is the best IFE

Satu Dahl

Inflight Editor

Satu...

• Over a career spanning almost 20 years, Satu has edited several aviation magazines and held management roles with the European Regions Airline Association, Real Response Media and Travel Radar

• Like all of us, she is a keen traveller, citing cities – the bigger the better! – as her destination type of choice

Satu's top travel tip:

Always carry lip balm, a bottle of water and mints with you when you’re flying, especially on long-haul flights!

Lucy Powell

LARA Assistant Editor

Lucy...

• Is the Assistant Editor of the LARA portfolio

• Whilst new to the aviation industry, has experience writing for the industrial manufacturing industry, editing for independent press publications, and writing science-fiction and fantasy book reviews in her spare time

• Has been known to trek up and down the country with a bow, sword, or suit of armour in tow (all of which garner some interesting looks on public transport)

• Loves to play tabletop boardgames and gets very competitive about them!

Lucy's top travel tip:

Always pack some fluffy socks or a spare blanket on your travels. You never know when you might need it (especially when someone on the flight decides to turn up the aircon to max!)

Shelley Potts

Sales Manager, RotorHub International

Shelley...

• Is Sales Manager for the RotorHub International portfolio

• Has a different perspective of the Paris Airshow to most, having flown over it in a Sikorsky S76

• Used to work for Helicopter World, a previous incarnation of RotorHub International

• Is three times British Youth Judo Champion!

Shelley’s top travel tip:

Don’t forget your emergency hairspray, because however short that walk from the gate to the aircraft is, the wind will get to it!

Sam Homersham

Media Sales Executive

Sam...

• Media Sales Executive for LARA

• Self-proclaimed General Knowledge extraordinaire and Karaoke king

• Spends Saturdays playing for the mighty Burpham FC

• Often at the Emirates Stadium supporting Arsenal, still dreaming of one day gracing the pitch…

Sam's top travel tip:

When on holiday, always check your pockets when jumping into the pool or sea!

Michael Smith

Media Sales Executive

Michael..

• Media Sales Executive for Inflight

• Goes climbing every week

• Loves travelling to the South of France

• Proud owner of a Wire Haired Dachshund

Michael's top travel tip:

Always get to the airport early, make sure you have time to sit down and have a good breakfast!

Callum Matthews

Media Sales Executive

Callum...

• Media Sales Executive for RotorHub International

• Aims to walk 10,000 steps daily - daily average for 2021 was 15,500 per day

• Massive football and Aston Villa fan - Doesn't believe there’s such thing as a ‘friendly’ kick-about with mates

Callum's top travel tip:

If travelling with just hand luggage and need to carry liquid more than 100ml, order a ‘click and collect’ Boots Pharmacy order and grab it at the airport

Steve Lodewyke

Production and Design Editor

Steve…

• Is Production and Design Editor

• Is a keen fly-fisherman and sloe gin distiller

• Has more than 37 years of experience editing consumer and business
publications, market-leading specialist titles, customer magazines and trade journals

• Will get more words than you in any crossword – always!

Paul Firth

Graphic Designer

Paul…

• Is our Graphic Designer, working across all four media portfolios

• Boasts perhaps the most adventurous sporting hobby of us all – wakeboarding!

• Has held design roles in the banking, automotive and media industries

• Paul is a qualified tennis coach with a competitive spirit and a stinging backhand –
game, set and match!

Paul’s top travel tip:

Resist the temptation to spend the whole flight engrossed in the inflight entertainment, otherwise you’ll have square eyes and a pounding headache by the end of it!

Matthew Wilson

Assistant Production Editor

Matthew...

• Has always been a cat person but became a dog person during lockdown thanks to regular country walks in the company of Heidi, the hungriest black Labrador in Henley-on-Thames

• Was once informed by the Nectar app on his phone that he was the number one purchaser of Mr Kipling Cherry Bakewells at the nearby Sainsbury’s local

• Has never seen a ghost or had any other supernatural experience but thinks he might have heard “ghost music” during a visit to Pompeii

• Studied philosophy at university and can highly recommend the closing paragraphs of Wittgenstein’s obscure-sounding Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus

Matthew's top travel tip:

Never leave home without a good book to hand. Preferably one that doesn’t need batteries

Fiona Fraser

Junior Graphic Designer

Fiona...

• Has a degree in graphic design with a passion for editorial – brand new to the world of aviation

• Loves camping and is always planning another trip

• Has trained to be a judo master

Fiona's top travel tip:

Take a pillow to sit on – you will appreciate it after a few hours

Louise Crawford

Circulation and Subscriptions

Lou…

• Looks after circulation and subscriptions

• Spends a great deal of time trying to resist her new puppy’s puppy dog eyes –
unsuccessfully we might add!

• Leads on our customer relationship management and email marketing software

• Is a regular at car and motorbike shows around the country.

Lou’s top travel tip:

Buy a good supply of sweets from duty free before you get on the plane. However determined you are to resist the temptation to snack, two hours into that flight you’ll have given in and forked out a fortune for the inflight trolley options!

Rianna Hale

Marketing Assistant

Rianna...

• Is our Marketing Assistant working across digital advertising, e-Newsletters and social media

• Has travelled to 10 countries and dreams to hike the Canadian Rockies

• Is looking forward to attending industry events

Rianna's top travel tip:

Just book the flight, the rest will figure itself out and always try the local cuisine!

Nathan Reece, Marketing and Communications Manager at HMG Aerospace

Nathan Reece

Marketing and Communications Manager

Nathan...

• Is Marketing and Communications Manager for HMG Aerospace and its global media brands.

• Has 20 years’ experience in B2B markets.

• Once mistook an olive for a grape – with disastrous consequences – and hasn't eaten an olive since.

• Enjoys hobbies such as photographing trees and puddles; trying to write science fiction short stories; and losing horrifically at squash, chess, and Uno.

Nathan's top travel tip:

Venture off the beaten path to catch a glimpse of authentic culture!

GET TO KNOW US

A wealth of experience across publishing, editorial coverage and event management

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.