Chapman Freeborn appoints David Tasker as Director – Government & Humanitarian


Chapman Freeborn, the global air charter specialist and part of Avia Solutions Group, has appointed David Tasker as Director – Government & Humanitarian.

David brings over 30 years of logistics experience to the role, including 6 years as Vice President Global Defence at DB Schenker and 13 years as Head of DSCOM, where he was responsible for all transport movements across Europe and procurement and tender analysis for the MOD (Ministry of Defence).

It was in his previous roles that David became aware of Chapman Freeborn. He explains, “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.”

In his role of Director – Government & Humanitarian, David 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.

David said, “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.”

David will report to Neil Dursley, Group CCO. Neil comments, “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, as he 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 explains, “I am immensely excited and respectful of the task ahead. My role is to empower teams across the world, underpinning the foundation they work upon and providing sharp tools for them to do their jobs. I am also a firm believer that work needs to be fun and enjoyable – hard work, but always rewarding.”

In his spare time David enjoys socialising, exercising and chilling on the beach. He concludes, “Life’s not fun if it’s not a party!”

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