Judith Moreton as New Chair of WAAC
At the WAAC Conference held in November 2013, Clare Walker, who has Chaired the WAAC since its inception, stepped down. We are sad to see Clare leave; the WAAC wish her well with her new challenges. Although leaving WAAC, Clare will be remaining on the RAeS Board. We are delighted that the committee voted Judith Moreton (right) to the challenging role of Chair. Judith has many new and exciting ideas to take us forward in 2014 and beyond, and we at the WAAC are all pleased to support her to fill the big shoes Clare has left behind.
Judith Moreton is a specialist business advisor, primarily in the international aviation sector.
She is a founder of her own organisation advising companies and individuals on all
aspects of corporate strategy, including fundraising, sales, employment and international growth. She was appointed Non-Executive Chairperson for Blink Ltd, a new start-up based in London, that raised $30M Series A funding in 2007. The company was founded by two Harvard graduates and Judith was appointed by the investors to coach and mentor the new Managing Directors in strategy, people management, logistics and international development.
Other significant work includes a contract for the Department of Trade and Investment where Judith is a Dealmaker. The GEP assists entrepreneurs and early stage technology companies from all over the world to globalise their businesses from a UK hub, introducing these start-ups to key networks.
Before setting up her own business Judith was MD of Bombardier Skyjet International, part of the multinational Canadian based Bombardier organisation. Judith led the company into a major international expansion into the Middle East and Asia Pacific supporting prime customers with the purchase of their own business jets, advising on the set up of customer’s aircraft operation and introducing individuals to finance for the purchase of the asset, continuing to run the business until it was sold in 2008.
During her thirty year career in aviation, Judith has undertaken and been recruited to an unparalleled number of senior positions for a woman in her field. In 2000 Judith was appointed UK General Manager at Virgin Express where her talent for aircraft operations and management, customer care and retention were further perfected.
In May 2007 Judith was honoured with the European Business Aviation Award (EBACE) for her outstanding contribution to European business.
WAAC 2013 Conference Report
The annual conference organised by the Women in Aviation and Aerospace Committee, sponsored by Airbus, focused on The Next 50 Years for Aviation, Aerospace and Space and challenged a strong line-up of speakers to make their predictions. Clare Walkers reports on our WAAC Conference page.
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