Caston, who has an honours degree in Aeronautical Engineering, an MA in Strategic and International Defence and Chartered Management Institute (CMI) qualifications in strategic leadership and management, will guide the organisation in its mission to transform aviation efficiency, focusing on continued strategic, operational and financial strength in delivering an exceptional customer experience.
From September 1, 2022, Caston will assume the role, joining AJW from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) where she provided executive level leadership for the UK Airprox Board at Royal Air Force (RAF) Northolt. Caston has a long and distinguished career in aviation, including active service as a professional pilot, Executive Officer, and Commanding Officer in the RAF. Her career has included extensive Business Transformation where she has led teams with a people-centric mindset.
Caston said: “I am honoured to have been appointed as the CEO of AJW Aviation. It is a privilege to be joining an organisation that delivers such innovative, high-quality solutions to a customer base that spans the world. I am looking forward to the challenge of serving the Group and leading an energised, engaged and determined team, enabling them to fulfil strategic goals through our combined passion for the aviation industry. AJW is a pioneer in the aviation supply chain and I am proud to be a part of its continued success worldwide.”
Christopher Whiteside, chairman of AJW Group, said: “We congratulate Rachael Caston on her selection as CEO of AJW Aviation in its 90th year of transforming aviation efficiency. We are fortunate to have someone of Rachael’s calibre and experience join the group. With her proven leadership abilities and management experience, I am confident Rachael will continue to drive the company forward.”
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