John Merry, Trustee
John Merry is an experienced international businessman, with a unique perspective of the transportation industry derived from a career spanning some 30 years. John’s career commenced in automotive retail and after a period of diversifying into supply chain management for the automotive industry, John led a successful LMBO of Walon Ltd (From Chargeurs SA Paris). This LMBO was backed by Barclays Capital and RBS Bank and was shortly followed by a highly successful IPO and the group renamed as Autologic Holdings Plc.
During this period John became initially an extensive user of private air travel and in the early 2000s he became a pilot himself (FAA CPL). He has amassed some 3500 hours of flight time, owning directly or indirectly some 11 aircraft. John is Chairman and founder of Aura Aviation (JetBrokers partner company in Europe) and has been an active supporter of the BBMF (Battle of Britain Memorial Flight) since 2003. John is also an approved person under the UK FCA.