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Chapman Freeborn strengthens humanitarian efforts with the appointment of Daniel Carriett, Group Humanitarian Cargo Director

Over the last four decades Chapman Freeborn has been supporting multiple Non-Government Organisations (NGO’s) in response to humanitarian crises.

Almost every emergency airlift has involved our chartered aircraft over this time. Operations have included supporting response efforts with multiple natural disasters, including the Indian Ocean Tsunami, Hurricane Katrina, the 2008 Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar, earthquakes in Pakistan, Haiti and Nepal. We have supported ongoing and post conflict humanitarian crises in Yemen, Darfur, South Sudan, DRC and other parts of central and eastern Africa.

Across the group, Chapman Freeborn pride ourselves on our ability to react rapidly and robustly to emergency situations.

In the past six months Chapman Freeborn has supported multiple NGO’s, providing PPE and urgent medical supplies for global communities in reaction to the current Covid-19 pandemic. These operations have been led with skill and determination by Daniel Carriett and his team.

Due to the continued significance of our involvement in the humanitarian sector, with effect from 1st October, Chapman Freeborn promotes Daniel Carriett into a newly created role, as Group Humanitarian Cargo Director. The role reports directly to Neil Dursley, Chief Commercial Officer.

Neil Dursley, Chief Commercial Officer, comments:

“I am delighted to announce the promotion of Daniel Carriett to Group Humanitarian Cargo Director. This world class service provided by Chapman Freeborn has created a ‘best in class’ operation, led by Daniel Carriett for the past 15 years. We have expanded our client portfolio during this time due to the extraordinary efforts of Daniel and his team. This promotion enables us to strengthen this part of the business and provide further support to this very special industry segment that has been a piece of Chapman Freeborn’s DNA for decades, and will continue to be, for decades to come. I wish Daniel every success in this newly created role and look forward to him expanding his team and our capabilities in the near future.”


Daniel Carriett, Group Humanitarian Cargo Director, comments:

“I am honoured to be leading the company’s focus on this key offering going forwards. Chapman Freeborn are one of the leading providers of emergency airlift to the humanitarian and NGO community, and I greatly look forward to working with our highly professional teams to focus on and maintain our competency and market leading position in this area.”

Outgoing Chief Operating Officer, Shahe Ouzounian, now an advisor to the board of Chapman Freeborn parent company, Avia Solutions Group plc, will continue to support Daniel and the team with his long experience in the sector.