Chapman Freeborn appoints regional chief executive – APAC

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Global air charter specialist Chapman Freeborn has appointed Andy Hudson as regional chief executive – APAC.

In his new role, Hudson will be focusing on growth opportunities in the region’s marketplace, using his prior experience of expanding his own companies throughout Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

“Chapman Freeborn’s offering, combined with its place within Avia Solutions Group, means there is a growth curve to activate in the APAC region, and I’m very excited about being part of that,” said Hudson.

“We’re going on a journey of developing and implementing our products and services, grasping the opportunities that this relatively untapped market presents.”

Andy Hudson: Photo Chapman Freeborn

Andy Hudson. Photo: Chapman Freeborn

Hudson has worked in the aviation industry for over 21 years, and his first charter broker position was in 2006. He then moved to aviation aircraft acquisitions and aircraft management, which led to him launching his companies, Private Jet Central, PJC Aviation and Down-Route, in 2008, 2012 and 2015 respectively.

He explained: “I had always wanted to obtain my Private Pilot License, and whilst doing this my instructor said he wished he had someone who could sell charters for them.

“I had sales experience, so I said, “I’ll do it!” The opportunity presented itself, and that’s how I arrived in the industry.”

Eric Erbacher, Chapman Freeborn Group chief executive, said: “With over 30 years of international business and entrepreneurial experience, Andy brings a wealth of knowledge to our colleagues across the Group and to the APAC region. I am convinced that Andy and all our APAC colleagues will develop and turn this vital region into a major source of our future success.”

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