Philip Jones | Sales Director
Philip has been in the travel industry all his working life, over 35 years in fact starting as a Reservation Agent at British Midland.
In the days when most things in the airline were done manually he became the first 'Space Controller' (Revenue Management as it's called now) when they introduced a Computerised Reservation System. He quickly progressed with responsibilities for Ticket Desk Sales, Fleet Planning, Revenue Management, Telesales, Communications and Charter.
During his time he was responsible for introducing a fully computerised reservations, yield and departure control system. He also moved Reservations from EMA to the prestigious headquarters at Donington Hall where they launched the highly competitive Diamond Service.
He moved onto Trusthouse Forte Hotel Group where he was responsible for the global reservations and technical support centre handling reservations and system support for 800 hotels worldwide.
Philip then saw an opportunity to work in the business where he could interact with all aviation sectors worldwide and joined OAG in the late 80s. He spent 21 years at OAG originally as General Manager re-engineering their fares distribution business and designed and implemented an automated database and distribution system servicing Airlines, GDS and Civil Aviation Authorities worldwide. He moved onto Director of Sales for Europe, Africa, Middle East and Indian sub-continent where he represented the company at all levels and at global events. Also during his time there he held key positions within cargo, business development, data acquisition and support.
He joined RDC Aviation at the end of May 2011 to utilise his experience and knowledge and to add value to an exciting and well established business offering real benefits to the airline, airport and aviation sectors through their unique data and systems. He is Director of Sales and responsible for all customer focused activity.
Philip is married with 3 children and enjoys most things that life throws at him, particularly anything to do with sport.
Jennifer Turner | Account Manager
Jennifer has over 10 years’ experience in Sales and Training working in both IT and the Motor Trade. Whilst working at Trader Media Group (Auto Trader) she studied for her certificate in training practice (CTP) which she was awarded in 2009. She joined RDC Aviation as the Account Manager in November 2010 where she enjoys looking after our customers. After completing her Prince II project management course she also oversees new product development projects.
Outside of work Jen likes playing horseball, going to the gym, snowboarding, meeting up with her friends and family and making cupcakes! She has a passion for travel and exploring other countries and tries to get away as often as she can. Her adventures have taken her all over the world, her biggest achievement so far is reaching the summit of Kilimanjaro; a trek she did for charity.
Chris Haynes | Senior Sales Executive
Chris has 15 years of experience working in aviation. He started his career in 1998 on bmi's (British Midland International) comprehensive training program. His experience was gained from working in 8 different departments and one of his main highlights was being involved in the setup of the airline's first transatlantic services from Manchester to Chicago and Washington.
From there he joined RDC Aviation in 2004 and his initial role was working as an analyst in our product department. He then moved into a sales position and established a strong customer base for our first online product, airportcharges.com. His current role as Senior Sales Executive involves generating new business for all of our other online products and he is responsible for representing the company at various international aviation conferences.
Outside of work his interests include playing football, theatre, scuba diving and travelling.