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S1:E112 | 23rd of July 2020

A BOOK in the Making: Gabriella Somerville – Founder and Owner of ConnectJets

This episode we are joined by Gabriella Somerville – Founder and Owner of ConnectJets.

A career journey most definitely worthy of a book or mini-series. Great introduction into aviation and especially with a grandfather associated with the Red Arrows – Squadron Leader no less! Once it is in the blood it is hard not to want to see as much of the industry as possible. From Virgin to British Island Airways and British Airways to owning your own business within private aviation.. Tenacity & a degree of stubbornness, an entrepreneur’s DNA for tackling challenges. A fantastic story and great success. Knowing what you want and going after it is something to be admired and respected. Gabriella knows what customers expect and how to be different.



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Chris Notter started his career with H.M.Customs & Excise before moving into Freight Forwarding. He then entered the Airline side of the business, spending 29 years with German Carrier Lufthansa. Chris always references Lufthansa as being “the best possible training platform that anyone could have been given in their early career years.” Since leaving Lufthansa, Chris has held senior leading industry roles including -Head of Cargo with Etihad, both VP of Operations at the HUB and VP of Network with Qatar Airways. More recently and during some 5 years with Saudi Cargo, he has held the position of VP Network Operations as well as Chief Ground Handling Officer. Since early 2019, Chris has once again returned to Consultancy as well as hosting the EVA Podcast series.