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Meet the Aircraft Charter Team

A highly experienced and customer-focused team offers a truly personal air charter service to our clients.

Adrian Whitmarsh

Adrian Whitmarsh

Director

Adrian created Premier Aviation in 1994 and built the company’s solid and enduring reputation with his passion for aviation and the music industry.

His unequalled knowledge has been passed to the rest of the team over the years, testament to the longevity of the majority of the team members and a reflection of his unique leadership skills.

He has now taken a back seat and sits on various aviation boards as a consultant, whilst mentoring the newer members of the team.

Lizzy Templer

Lizzy Templer

Broking Manager

Lizzy joined early in 1995 and helped to develop Premier as one of the leading go to broker companies for all things charter related in the touring industry.

Coming from a music industry background of record and management companies, Lizzy’s inside knowledge helped Premier’s understanding of the nuances of the touring business.

Now leading the team 24/7 she has taken over the mantle from Adrian, with her relentless attention to detail and going the extra mile to ensure clients have remained loyal.

Paul Kindred

Paul Kindred

Business Development Manager

An avid all-round music & live concerts fan, Paul has been immersed in the music industry for more than 20 years.

Working directly for major record labels, such as Sony Music Entertainment, Arista and A&M Records, he builds on a network of contacts to help develop new business for the charter team.

Stephanie Higginson

Stephanie Higginson

Charter Broker

In 2017 Steph celebrated her 10th year with Premier, playing a huge part in maintaining Premier’s ethos with her commitment to maintaining long-term relationships with our clients.

She has worked in aviation for over 20 years and has amassed a vast knowledge across the industry.

Ian Browne

Ian Browne

Charter Broker

Ian has been with Premier for 3 years bringing his total in the aviation industry to over 33 years.

An integral part of the team, with his experience across the different sectors of the industry complementing the rest of the team, he is Premier’s go-to man for all the larger airliner conundrums, with an infinite knowledge of airline configurations.

Paul Cooke

Paul Cooke

Charter Broker

Paul joined the Premier team in 2016, and coming straight from cabin crew service he knows first-hand the high standards expected in the air and on the ground.

Applying these values to the charters he looks after meant a seamless integration into the team. Paul has built a keen knowledge and understanding of the aviation broking industry, and just as important – he brings a young person’s take on what is current on the music scene.

Roy Salazar

Roy Salazar

Charter Broker

A true music fan and fluent in Spanish with over a decade of bespoke aviation experience.

He has worked with some of the largest executive jet operators in Europe and latterly before joining Premier specialized in music tour charters. Roy brings intricate and detailed operations knowledge to the team, particularly when it comes to South America and Asia.

Suzanne Patchett

Suzanne Patchett

Flight Services Executive

Suzanne plays the all-important support role to the brokers, ensuring up to date information on airports is relayed to the team, whilst flight watching and keeping an eye on all financial related matters.

She has worked within the Hunt & Palmer group for over 8 years, the last 2 being with Premier.