Wakefield first Board Members

Paul Reid (Chair)

Paul is the former Managing Director of Global Air Traffic Services company NATS and now owner of an Air Traffic Management Consultancy and Services company based in Wakefield.

Paul has been instrumental in taking NATS from a government agency to a privately owned industry powerhouse. He has led the company’s transformation to a £1billion business with an aggressive international growth and diversification strategy. The business now enjoys a truly global footprint with operations in 33 countries worldwide delivered through 6 services businesses.

Paul started in NATS as an Air Traffic Controller at Heathrow before moving into management. His positions included General Manager at London City Airport, Gatwick Airport and Swanwick Air Traffic Control Centre prior to becoming Chief Operating Officer and finally Managing Director. He sits on boards in Spain, USA, Sweden and the Middle East and now lives in Wakefield with his wife Kay and son Thomas.