Three Non Executive Directors

£36,000 per annum
16 Apr 2013
13 May 2013
Contract Type
Part Time

Three Non Executive Directors

NATS is a world leader in the provision of air navigation services, minimising air traffic delays while maintaining safety as our top priority.  Last year was one of the best on record for NATS, both operationally and financially.  The company provides air traffic services for aircraft flying in UK airspace and over the eastern part of the North Atlantic and at most of the UK’s major airports. We also operate overseas in more than 30 countries.

NATS became a Public Private Partnership in 2001 when the Airline Group - a group of seven leading airlines - acquired a controlling interest.  The Government retains a 49% stake, with Heathrow Airport Holdings Ltd and an employee trust holding minority interests.  

The Government appoints three non executive directors to the Board, known as ‘Partnership Directors’.  New terms of appointment will commence from July 2013 and individuals are needed with the ability to operate effectively at Board level, and with skills and experience in at least one of the following areas:

  • safety – sound experience of operating at a senior level in a safety critical environment.  The ability to scrutinise the company’s technology plans is also desirable;
  • employee relations - including human resources and/or trade union experience; and
  • commercial – strong financial acumen and a proven commercial track record.  Experience of a regulated industry would be beneficial.

Ideally, one of the Partnership Directors should have experience in engaging with the European Commission and/ or an understanding of the Single European Sky framework.

The contract will be for a renewable three year term.  The expected time commitment is about two days per month and the remuneration is £36,000 per annum.  

The Department for Transport is committed to providing equal opportunities for all. Candidates cannot be appointed as Partnership Directors if they are, or become, employees of the Crown, the CAA, or of a material customer or competitor of NATS.

Further information and the application form are available by clicking on the "Apply Now Button" or from Tanya Norris, Assistant Company Secretary, at

The closing date for completed applications is 5pm on Monday, 13th May 2013.