Meet the team:


Company Director & Founder of Future Travel Experience & The British-Irish Airports Expo

Daniel has now been with PPS for over 16 years. He grew up with the aim of being a fighter pilot, but after spending two years successfully passing aptitude and medical tests whilst studying, he was told his legs were two inches too long to safely eject from any of the RAF’s jets. His enthusiasm for aviation led him to work for PPS where he has developed, and delivered, publications and events on behalf of a range of industry associations including AOA, ACI-NA and ACI EUROPE, but his proudest career achievement to date was the creation of the Future Travel Experience business unit, which through its range of events and online media, aims to create dialogue and knowledge sharing between stakeholders worldwide, that will help improve the passenger experience.


Head of Expo & Sponsorship

James has worked for PPS Publications for just over a decade. Having initially managed exhibitions for both ACI EUROPE and the Airports Operators Association (AOA). He has also published a number of special edition reports for the likes of Heathrow, Gatwick, Dubai, Amsterdam and Delhi International airports; as well as ACI EUROPE's Communiqué Airport Business Magazine.

He launched the British-Irish Airports EXPO in March 2015, with the first event taking place in June the following year. From a standing start the British-Irish Airports EXPO, incorporating leading free-to-attend conferences instantly established itself as the industry’s biggest meeting place in the UK and Ireland. James’ entrenched career in the sector and his knowledge of it’s full supply chain, deliver success for all involved.


Events Manager

After graduating from the University of Leeds in 2010, Ali surprised herself whilst backpacking through South America by hiking the Inca Trail to Macchu Pichu, delving down a Bolivian mine and mountain biking down the ‘World’s Most Dangerous Road’. After falling in love with travelling, organising conferences for PPS is the perfect fit, allowing her to discover new places and at the end of a busy event day – sit down for a gin and tonic.


Managing Director

Paul has 30+ years of aviation publishing and event organising experience. Before founding PPS back in 1991 he was the Managing Editor of The Avmark Aviation Economist, and during his time leading PPS he has been the publisher of a whole raft of official publications for ACI EUROPE, ACI North America, the International Association of Airport Duty Free Stores, the Tax Free World Association, the European Regions Airline Association, and the UK Airport Operators Association. In addition to his work for leading industry associations, he is also the publisher of, the airline network planning weekly e-journal and website.

Interests: Family comes first with Paul – two adult sons, one baby daughter – a sister for Brontë (12) who died after a five year battle with leukaemia in March 2011. Long before this Paul had become a fanatical marathon runner, raising well in excess of $200,000 for children’s cancer charities.


Head of Events & Association Business

Catherine started working for PPS selling advertising on ACI EUROPE’s Communiqué Airport Business Magazine. After a few years she moved to the events side of the business, selling across the exhibition portfolio and then onto a position as Exhibition Ops Manager. Now working as the Conference Manager, Catherine is very excited to face the mighty challenge of running six highly successful international events each year. With a love of travel (just as well really) Catherine is always ready to embrace the social aspects of the job and has a voice that can allegedly be heard from space!


Managing Editor

Ross followed-up his passion for writing by completing a journalism degree. This led him to PPS, where he has worked on various titles relating to airports, airlines and travel retail, progressing to his current position of Managing Editor. A keen armchair sports fan, Ross supports Liverpool FC. Despite having never been to Liverpool, this does not make him a glory-seeker.

Stacey Bird

Marketing Manager

Stacey has joined the team to take care of all of PPS’ marketing needs. Previously from a media and publishing background, working on sustainability events, Stacey then moved away and dabbled in the very interesting world of self-storage. However, after three years she couldn’t keep away and is back. In her spare time, she is often found in wellies walking across the fields of Sussex with her British Bulldog Harper.

Mickey-Anne Busby

Marketing Executive

Having started at the company in July 2018, with a background in marketing children’s events and a degree in Fashion Management & Marketing, Mickey-Anne is completely new to the world of aviation. Three facts about her: she is a keen Harry Potter fan (having watched all the films at least 20 times each!), she loves animals (in particular her cat!) and she can play piano – not something many people know about her.


Web Development Manager

Jiger is responsible for maintaining all company websites and implement effective email marketing campaigns. He’s hard-working, dedicated, passionate and focused individual, with a wide range of skill set and an aptitude to learn and grow. He has a strong background, with over 6 years experience in the web industry and has had the opportunity to work on a variety of projects using many different technologies. In his spare time, he enjoys watching and playing a bit of football.

Rob Cakebread

Web Developer

After previously attaining an degree in Games Technology in 2015, Rob made the move to Web Development after gaining an interest in the sector while completing his university course. After initially working on the websites of a company specialising in employee benefits, Rob made the move to PPS in 2017 where he is now responsible for creating email campaigns and maintaining our sites. When not in the office he enjoys playing football for a local team.

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