John Strickland – Chairman, Speakers Sub-Committee

John Strickland, is a graduate of the University of York and has held senior positions with a number of airlines including British Caledonian, British Airways, KLMuk and Buzz. John was instrumental in the decision by KLM to establish the low cost operator Buzz and in its selection of new routes. His 30 years of experience have exposed him to the business models of regional, global, legacy and low cost carriers.

JLS Consulting was established in 2003 and now serves a growing range of airlines and airports as well as a number of clients from other sectors whose businesses require insight on and advisory services concerning their interface with the air transport sector.

John regularly devises and chairs panel discussions and interviews senior executives at industry conferences and events.

John also contributes to global media for whom he endeavours to be “a voice of reason”, explaining the workings of the air transport industry in intelligent but not technical language and offering an independent perspective. He is truly passionate about the industry and is a regular attendee at the Aviation Club.