Martin Rolfe – Chief Executive Officer, NATS

Martin was appointed Chief Executive Officer of NATS, the UK’s leading provider of Air Traffic Management services in May 2015. Martin is responsible for the 24/7 service operation employing c.4500 staff and providing an air navigation service in UK and North Atlantic airspace for 2.2m flights per year.

Previously Martin was the Managing Director of Operations responsible for delivering NATS’ en-route regulated business.

Prior to joining NATS Martin worked for the Lockheed Martin Corporation where he was Managing Director of the UK Civil business, reporting to the UK CEO. In this role Martin was responsible for all Lockheed Martin business with UK government departments, as well as international air traffic business worldwide.

Martin’s career started with the European Space Agency working in orbital mechanics. Since then Martin has worked in the Air Traffic Management domain for 18 years across a number of companies leading large multinational teams across Europe, the US, the Commonwealth of Independent States and the Far East, with customers including air navigation service providers, central government departments and military organisations.

Martin holds a Master’s Degree with Merit in Aerospace Systems Engineering from the University of Southampton