Deputy Chairman and Company Secretary
Des’s professional career for 35 years was as a commercial airline pilot, first with British European Airways then as a senior training captain with British Airways. In addition he has served on a local council and been Mayor for 3 years. For 15 years he has been a school governor, including 6 years as Chairman. He is a shooting referee at World Championship level. Des is particularly interested in opera and he is a frequent visitor to opera houses around the world, especially the USA, giving him an international perspective on comparative performance styles and standards.