Oriens Advisors restructures board and creates new role of Chairman

Monday 18th April 2011

Oriens Advisors, the 18 month old aviation consultancy specialising in providing support for the full range of businesses associated with the entry level jet value chain, has restructured its management team. The move is in response to a growing client portfolio and recent changes in its operating strategy.

Original founder Edwin Brenninkmeyer, takes the role of Chief Executive Officer at its London Biggin Hill Airport offices. Edwin's key responsibilities will involve overseeing corporate governance of the company and developing the ongoing business strategy to ensure focus on the entry level jet market. Michael Ricks, also an Oriens founder, becomes Chief Operating Officer responsible for the business operations, along with supporting growth and development of the company both in Europe and further afield.

A new role of Chairman has been created and this is filled by Archie Garden, the third founder, who was recently appointed Airport Director at Cambridge Airport. The appointment followed his leadership of an Oriens advisory services engagement for The Marshall Group. Archie remains a Non-Executive director on the board and will continue to support strategic development of Oriens on an ongoing basis.

"The Oriens portfolio has expanded significantly since its inception and now embraces airports, operators, and new ventures. We also had a successful consultancy period with The Marshall Group, which led to Archie's appointment as Airport Director and we are now working with Marshall Executive Aviation as a result," says Brenninkmeyer.

Robert Marshall, Chief Operating Officer of The Marshall Group, which with the support of Oriens recently delineated Cambridge Airport from the Marshall Engineering Division says, "We hired Oriens Advisors to help us de-couple the airport from the engineering activities. This has been done painlessly and effectively with the result that Cambridge Airport is now poised for significant growth as a business aviation centre."

Oriens continues to be affiliated with Gates Aviation who specialise in Aviation Safety, Security, Risk Management and Emergency Response Planning so complementing the Oriens' skill set. In the USA they partner with InterflightGlobal in Miami who support their business activity and clients in the North Americas.

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