Richard Stephenson

Richard Stephenson

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Richard joined AeroTime as Chief Executive Officer in November 2020 and was promoted to Chairman and Editor in Chief in May 2022. Prior to that, he spent six years as a Director of the UK Civil Aviation Authority where he led the multi-award winning strategic communications function and directed the response to some of the biggest crisis situations to face the aviation industry. He was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the Queen’s New Year Honours in 2019 for his public and charitable service and was named ‘Communications Professional of the Year’ by CorpComms Magazine in November 2019. He has also held senior roles in a number of high-profile businesses and charities and is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts. Richard has been active in politics, media, charity and business around the world. He has worked on major campaigns in the UK and USA, has advised Cabinet level politicians and served in senior political roles himself. He was nominated to join the US State Department ‘Young European Leaders’ exchange programme in 2004 and has worked with and advised diplomats in various missions.