Tim Alderslade joins the Airport Operators Association as Public Affairs & PR Manager

The Airport Operators Association is pleased to announce that Tim Alderslade has joined the Airport Operators Association as its new Public Affairs & PR Manager. He replaces Campaigns Manager Luke Law, who joins air traffic management services provider NATS.

Tim joins from Insight Public Affairs, where he was an Account Manager working in the infrastructure, insolvency, international rescue and security, and healthcare sectors for clients such as Babcock International, International SOS, R3, and the British Herbal Medicine Association. Previously, Tim worked as a Campaign Manager and Research Assistant to two MPs, Graham Stuart and Simon Reevell.

Tim Alderslade, the new Public Affairs & PR Manager of the Airport Operators Association (AOA), said:

“I’m really looking forward to working with the Airport Operators Association. The next few years are going to be vitally important for the aviation industry, as it engages with the Davies Commission and makes a positive case to politicians of all parties about the need for a thriving airport sector. There is a real debate to be had around issues such as capacity, the role all our airports can play in catering for the air connectivity needs of the future, and, of course, Air Passenger Duty. I can’t wait to get stuck into these issues on behalf of the AOA and its members.”

Darren Caplan, Chief Executive of the AOA, said:

“The Airport Operators Association is delighted to welcome Tim to the AOA team. He has a strong campaigning background and a real passion for aviation. This will stand the AOA in good stead, as it continues to lobby for lower aviation tax and a flourishing airport sector. Certainly, he joins at an interesting time, with 2013 seeing the publication of the Aviation Policy Framework and the Interim Report of the Davies Commission into maintaining the UK’s status as an international hub for aviation.”

“I would also like to say thank you to Luke Law, who leaves the AOA after joining us as an intern and working his way up to Campaigns Manager. Luke has secured a terrific opportunity to test his skills further with NATS, and all the AOA team wish him well for the next stage of his career.”


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Notes to Editors:

The Airport Operators Association (AOA) is the trade association that represents UK airports. Its mission is to see UK airports grow sustainably. It represents the views of UK airports to Government, Parliament and Regulators to secure policy outcomes that help deliver our mission. The AOA represents some 70 UK airports and general aviation airfields in the UK. For more information, please visit