Chief executive leaves BBA Aviation

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The chief executive of BBA Aviation, Simon Pryce, has stepped down after 10 years. The aviation support and aftermarket services company has appointed Wayne Edmunds as its interim CEO pending the appointment of a permanent successor.

Edmunds has been a non‑executive director of BBA Aviation since 2013 and is currently chairman of the company’s audit and risk committee. Peter Ventress will take over as chairman of the company’s Audit and Risk Committee. Pryce’s retirement from the role comes after the successful US$2.1bn acquisition of Landmark Aviation.

Nigel Rudd, chairman of BBA Aviation, said, “Simon Pryce has led the Group during an important period and played a key role in managing BBA Aviation through the downturn and in the transformation that has taken place over recent years. Simon leaves the Group in a strong position and it continues to perform well and in line with expectations.”

Simon Pryce said, “I feel immensely privileged and proud to have been part of the team that has achieved such an extraordinary re-positioning of BBA Aviation. We have transformed the Group into a focused provider of value-added, IP-protected, business and general aviation and legacy support services with attractive growth prospects.”

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