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David Winstanley

David has spent the majority of his career within aviation, firstly as an officer in the Royal Navy and Royal Air Force and currently as Chief Operating Officer at Birmingham Airport.

David joined the Royal Navy in 1984, before joining the Royal Air force in 1986.  David trained as an Air Traffic Control officer in the RAF, and served across the UK and abroad. David was promoted to Wing Commander in 2002, attending advanced staff training at the Military Defence Academy, on completion of which he gained his Masters degree in International and Defence Studies with Kings College London. David left the Royal Air Force October 2006 and joined Centrei Ltd as a Director and consultant to continue his leadership development.

David joined Birmingham Airport in 2007 as Head of Regulatory Compliance and Safety.  In May 2009, David took over the role of Head of Aviation Security prior to being promoted to Operations Director in June 2010.  David took up his current role as Chief Operating Officer in May 2014.

David lives in Rutland with his wife Lindsay and their 2 children.  His main interests are military history, cricket, skiing, and cycling .