Chris is the owner of MaceAero, a central London based private aviation sales, charter and asset management company. MaceAero has its own aircraft portfolio for both charter and sales, alongside providing solutions for prospective owners and sellers of aircraft and helicopters in the business aviation sector.
Having started flying from an early age, Chris gained his pilot’s licence at the age of just 17 and has spent over 25 years in the aviation industry. He initially started up a flying school and air taxi business before going on to manage the largest onshore helicopter operator of its time, subsequently setting up SaxonAir with the backing of a local business entrepreneur in 2007. Chris helped steer SaxonAir through 12 years of growth to establish as one of the UK’s leading air charter and management operators, holding both fixed-wing and rotary AOCs, as well as establishing an FBO and dedicated offshore logistical centre for the energy industry in East Anglia.
Chris has a passion for aviation and is a strong believer in collaboration within the industry to bring the message of air charter’s value to business and the economy, not just as a perceived luxury showcase. Chris also chairs the Air Charter Association’s own Sustainability & Innovation Group, and in his spare time he enjoys running and sport and lives in Battersea, a short walk from the office at the London Heliport.