Chapman Freeborn appoints new director

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Air charter specialist Chapman Freeborn has appointed David Tasker as director – government and humanitarian.

In his role of global director – government and humanitarian, Tasker will be developing governmental and humanitarian air opportunities on a global scale, ensuring this happens in a coordinated, centralised and transparent manner across the Chapman Freeborn Group.

Tasker brings over 30 years of logistics experience to the role, including six years as vice president global defence at DB Schenker and 13 years as head of Defence Supply Chain Operations & Movements, where he was responsible for all transport movements across Europe and procurement and tender analysis for the Ministry of Defence.

It was in his previous roles that Tasker became aware of Chapman Freeborn, part of Avia Solutions Group.

Tasker said: “In transportation logistics, Chapman Freeborn is a household name. Aircraft requirements, partner agreements, projects…whatever we needed, Chapman Freeborn was always there to sort it out.

“It was these experiences that made me believe that Chapman Freeborn truly is the world’s leading charter organisation, and I am really thrilled to now be working here.”

He added: “I am a great believer that corporations have an obligation to aid and assist those in need. Chapman Freeborn has the knowledge, capability and network to support those who need us, and we will assist humanitarian organisations, who are reliant on donations, in ensuring their money goes as far as possible.”

Tasker will report into Neil Dursley, group chief commercial officer.

Dursley said: “Chapman Freeborn is expanding and growing rapidly, and we continue to be the best in the business when it comes to reacting to world events.

“David’s appointment will further bolster this and is also in line with our new proactive approach to expand, strengthen and empower our growing teams in support of our long-term and potential customers for years to come.

“David brings extensive knowledge of the government and humanitarian sectors as well as excellent contacts in this area. I am excited to welcome him to our ever-expanding family.”

David Tasker, Chapman Freeborn

David Tasker. Photo: Chapman Freeborn

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New to aviation journalism, I joined Air Cargo News in late 2021 as deputy editor. I previously worked for Mercator Media’s six maritime sector magazines as a reporter, heading up news for Port Strategy. Prior to this, I was editor for Recruitment International (now TALiNT International). Contact me on: [email protected]