Glenn Hogben, who stepped in as joint deputy chair of The Air Charter Association (ACA) late last year, is moving into the new role of CEO for the organization. In that capacity, he succeeds Dave Edwards, who has run ACA on a part-time basis since 2017 but has returned full-time to his commercial duties.
“ACA is focused on supporting our membership at all times and has made great steps forward under my predecessor Dave Edwards’ leadership,” Hogben said. “I am looking forward to taking up the gauntlet, working with all our members and our capable and dedicated non-exec board to ensure a successful and positive future for our industry.”
Hogben added that 2020 was an “unimaginably challenging year” for the industry with challenges remaining such as the transition under the Brexit agreement. But he further said, “It has been amazing to see an overwhelming demonstration of strength, innovation, and adaptability that is very much part of our aviation DNA.”
Hogben’s latest role marks a continuation of his affiliation with the association spans more than a decade. He joined ACA in 2008 and was elected to the non-executive board in 2017 and most recently deputy chair. The organization credited Hogben with playing an instrumental role in the creation of the new broker qualification course.
Separate from the association, he has 17 years of aircraft, charter, leasing, and management experience, including with ACC Aviation and ACMI Leasing.
“With Glenn’s vast range of aviation experience and his intricate knowledge of the association, I have no doubt that taking on the position of CEO will ensure that ACA remains well placed to confront the challenges faced by the industry in 2021 and beyond, as well as driving forward our breadth of membership initiatives, sector, and international growth,” said ACA chairman Kevin Ducksbury.