G4S announces Director of Global Aviation Solutions

  • 09 Jun 2009 12:07
Leading global security solutions group G4S today announces the appointment of Andrew Whittaker as Global Aviation Solutions Director as part of its continuing strategy to strengthen its key sector capabilities
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Andrew previously worked for Unisys, where he built up its aviation practice.

He was responsible for negotiating major outsourcing and systems integration contracts with international airports and airlines at a time when the company was transitioning to providing IT solutions and business process outsourcing.

Prior to that Andrew worked with PricewaterhouseCoopers in the Asia Pacific region where he established a new aviation practice and developed a comprehensive global knowledge management system.

Andrew’s new role is one of a number of sector head positions being created by G4S as it looks to build its total outsourcing capabilities and become a strategic business partner in sectors where security is key.

G4S Group Strategy and Development Director Graham Levinsohn, said: “This new role will strengthen our capability in one of the key sectors that is central to our strategy. Andrew brings with him a wealth of experience within the aviation sector, and his expertise in establishing new practices and systems integration will be pivotal in helping us deliver our aviation sector strategy.”

Andrew, who takes up his role this week, is based in Melbourne, Australia and reports to Graham Levinsohn, as part of a team of sector specialists. Andrew will focus on creating and delivering a strategy for developing the aviation sector.

Andrew said: “I am delighted to be joining G4S at a time when the organisation is embarking on an exciting business strategy that will transform how it does business. As aviation security standards continue to evolve and improve, G4S is critically positioning itself to provide integrated value-adding outsourced solutions to the industry.”

G4S currently provides services at more than 90 airports in 35 countries worldwide including Heathrow in London and Schiphol in Amsterdam.