Susan Thompson

Partner and Head of Aviation Practice, Odgers Berndtson

Susan Thompson is head of the UK aviation practice for Odgers Berndtson and has specialized in the global aviation sector since 2001. Based from London Susan conducts business nationally and internationally and is highly experienced in identifying ambitious and talented individuals for commercial, operations, aircraft finance, engineering, and safety roles. 

During her search career Susan has helped find the best possible C-suite leaders and senior executives for roles spanning: airport and airline operations, customer service, air service development, network planning, revenue management, consulting and airline training, airspace policy, economic regulation, air traffic management, and aircraft finance, asset management, technical, trading and risk. 

Susan attends and hosts many industry events and is a Member of The Aviation Club of The UK, the International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading (ISTAT) and The Airport Operator’s Association (AOA). 

A business studies and European languages graduate, Susan spent her early career as head of major accounts for a FTSE 500. She later moved to the city as managing director of a small business services company. Prior to moving into executive search in 1998, Susan held board positions as UK sales and marketing director in both private and public sector companies.

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