08/02/2013 - New Chairman for ACL

ACL has announced that Jeff Halliwell will become independent chairman of the

Board when Hugh Boulter retires in July 2013.

Jeff has over 35 years business experience and has held board and senior executive

roles in organisations across the public, private and not for profit sectors.

Having started his career in the food industry where he went on to hold several

managing director positions, Jeff later took on non-executive roles in a broad range

of organisations, including education and the voluntary sector.

Today Jeff is Chair of Cafedirect plc, Vice-Chair of Governors at the University of

Bedfordshire, Non-Executive Director of Working Links Ltd., Board Member of the

Food Standards Agency, and, until the end of March 2013, a Non-Executive Director

of NHS Norfolk and Waveney PCT. He also provides coaching and advisory

services to SMEs, including via the Government’s “GrowthAccelerator” programme.

A graduate of Cambridge University, Jeff is married with two daughters and a son,

and when not working enjoys watching Northampton Saints play rugby.

Jeff will be applying his corporate governance skills and expertise, plus his extensive

general management experience, to lead the board of ACL through the next stages

of the company’s growth.

Jeff said ‘I am delighted that the board of ACL have put their trust in me and look

forward to working with the other directors, the management team and people of

ACL, to help the business maintain its excellent service standards and continued


Chris Bosworth, Managing Director of ACL, said ‘Following Hugh Boulter’s decision

to retire after ten years of excellent service, it was also was going to be a challenge

finding a new chairman. In Jeff Halliwell I am pleased to say we have found someone

who brings a wealth of experience and business knowledge, and who will strengthen

the board in a number of key areas.’

About ACL:

Airport Coordination Limited (ACL) is an independent company, limited by guarantee,

providing a range of services to the aviation industry.

Today ACL is responsible for slot allocation, schedules facilitation and data collection

services at 34 airports in the UK (including Heathrow and Gatwick), Ireland, Poland,

Canada, New Zealand and Dubai.

ACL’s output is the airline schedule data which is used by the airport operators to

drive their airport databases.