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Flybe Group appoints Sir Timothy Anderson as operating officer

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Staff Writer | Exeter, United Kingdom | July 24, 2018
Sir Timothy AndersonFlybe Group, a low-cost airline, announced that Sir Timothy Anderson will join Flybe's executive team and will be appointed COO and a member of the executive committee.
The appointment as COO will be effective from 15 October 2018 although Sir Timothy will join Flybe as an employee from 1 August 2018 and will support the business on a part time basis pending his appointment as COO.

A respected senior adviser in the aerospace, defence and security sector, Sir Timothy has been a non-executive director on the Flybe Board since May 2014 and has chaired the Group's Safety and Security Committee during that time.

Sir Timothy will stand down from the Board on 31 July to enable him to prepare to take up this executive appointment with the Company.

Prior to joining Flybe, he enjoyed a distinguished career in the Royal Air Force.

A fighter pilot by profession, decorated for leadership and gallantry in combat operations, he rose to be Assistant Chief of Air Staff in the Ministry of Defence, responsible for the RAF's strategy.

Prior to that, Sir Timothy held a number of senior command and executive staff appointments, including responsibility for the operations of the largest Tornado fighter base in NATO with over 6000 personnel.

Latterly, he was entrusted to create and lead the UK's Military Aviation Authority, the world's first fully integrated military aviation regulatory body overseeing the regulation, training and licensing of the full spectrum of Defence aviation and related commercial sector activities.

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