David Best provides core expertise on FBO, airport infrastructure and business aviation with over 16 years in the business and commercial aviation sector following a career in supply chain and marketing. He has worked extensively across USA, Asia Pacific and Europe and Africa.
David started his aviation career with Menzies Aviation in a development role based at the UK head office. He subsequently joined Signature Flight Support in 2004 as Managing Director, Europe, Middle East and Africa, where he managed the development of their 23 location European Fixed Base Operation (FBO) network from London, UK. During this time he both opened and acquired businesses in the UK, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland and South Africa. He was promoted to the role of Chief Commercial Officer in 2009 at the Divisional Head Office in Florida, USA where he formed the commercial team consisting of sales, marketing, revenue management and brand extension for this $1bn business spanning 120 FBOs and 1 million business and general aviation arrivals annually.
In 2012 David assumed the position of President BBA Aviation Asia Pacific in Singapore. In this role he headed up the strategic development of the FBO, commercial groundhandling, engine repair, and component repair businesses in the Region. During his time in Asia he worked extensively in Thailand, Singapore and Hong Kong and also evaluated businesses in Australia, Philippines and Brunei. He was also Board member of Hong Kong Business Aviation Centre for 10 years through its growth and development.
Since 2015 David has acted as Principal at Claymore Hill Advisory, working on business and aviation projects globally. He enjoys a Board advisory position with TrainingPort.net, a market leading business aviation training provider, serves as Vice Chairman of the Asian Business Aviation Association and sits on the Governing Board of the International Business Aviation Council. A graduate of the University of Strathclyde earning BA (Hons) and an MBA, David is now based out of the USA but spends significant time in both Europe and Asia.