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.’
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.