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Hawksland appoint Captain Mark Thistlethwaite as Head of Business Development – Middle East & North Africa Region

Hawksland have appointed Mark Thistlethwaite as Head of Business Development – Middle East & North Africa (MENA) Region.

Mark has had a highly successful career in the aviation and defence sectors and brings considerable experience of Asia and Middle East markets. Following an accomplished career in the Royal Navy, retiring as a Captain, he has won significant new business in Bangladesh, increased sales in south Asia and established a joint venture company in Abu Dhabi. Mark has held the following previous appointments: Chief Executive of AgustaWestland Aviation Services LLC; Head of Region Indian sub-Continent, Government Sales; International Business Development Director of L3 Communications Ocean Systems; Headquarters Support Director (Captain) of Royal Navy Operational Fleet HQ; Training Director – Britannia Royal Naval College – Training Commander. Mark has a Naval Engineering Degree, is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and a Chartered Member of Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

We are proud to be associated with Mark, who brings significant experience in international business development, airworthiness certification, project management and leadership development to the Hawksland Senior Management Team.

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I worked with Gary Windas – Hawksland’s MD in the early stages of his career. It was clear even then that he was a highly motivated, enthusiastic individual with a real thirst for knowledge in the industry. Highly recommended.

Ian EtheringtonProject Director at BAE Systems Military Air and InformationBAE Systems

Hawksland’s network in the aerospace industry is second to none. Give them an issue and they will know the right person to work it through and advise.

Dr David WoodEngineering DirectorMessier-Dowty - SAFRAN

Impressive background in the Aviation industry with an incisive view of supply chain challenges and solutions. Hawksland have a keen eye for results and, with a well-developed global network, there are always options and a fresh angle of approach. They build teams around a clear understanding of the challenge and a commitment to deliver value beyond the brief.

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