Reception Speakers

 Benjamin Weber

Benjamin Weber
Head of Aviation & Space at PartnerRe

Mr. Weber has been an aviation (Re-)Insurance practitioner since 1986. He started as Treaty Underwriter with Winterthur Re in Switzerland. He then joined PartnerRe in 1998 when Winterthur Re was sold to PartnerRe and has been longest serving head of department at PartnerRe. In addition, he served the International Union of Aerospace Insurers (IUAI) in various functions and became including its president in 2011 and 2012.

 Rob Morris

Rob Morris, Global Head of Consultancy
Flight Ascend Consultancy

Rob has more than twenty five years industry experience as a commercial aviation analyst. Prior to joining Flight Ascend Consultancy in January 2012, Rob was Vice President, Marketing & Analysis at BAE Systems Asset Management in Hatfield where he was responsible for market and strategy analysis in support of the regional aircraft lessor’s business winning process. Rob has also worked in the Aerospace team at the UK Government’s Department of Trade and Industry where he managed all aspects of market analysis and forecasting in support of the UK’s investment in a wide range of commercial aircraft and aero-engine programmes. He began his Aviation career in 1990 as a Marketing Executive at British Aerospace (Regional Aircraft).

Martin Foulger

Martin Foulger, General Manager
PNT Division, Spirent

Martin is the General Manager of Spirent’s Position, Navigation and Timing division, which provides test solutions for satellite navigation systems, timing applications for networks and critical infrastructure; Spirent is the acknowledged world leader in provision of solutions for GNSS vulnerability and robustness. Headquartered in Torbay in the UK, the division has in-region support operations, selling globally via direct and indirect sales channels to governmental agencies, major manufacturers, integrators, test facilities and space agencies worldwide for applications based in space through to smart wearables. The division has multiple strategic partnerships with expert technology providers and research organisations.

In July 2016, the division was awarded the Royal Institute of Navigation Duke of Edinburgh Navigation Award for Technical Achievement. The division is also the recipient of two Queen’s Awards, is holder of IIP Gold accreditation and in 2016 was shortlisted for Business In The Community Awards: Inspiring Young Talent. The division has multiple industry accreditations and accolades.

Martin is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and a fellow of the Royal Institute of Navigation.

Guy Buesnel

Guy Buesnel, CPhys, FRIN
PNT Security Technologist, Spirent

Guy is Spirent's PNT Security Technologist, with the responsibility of developing Spirent's approach to address the issues of GNSS vulnerability such as Jamming, Spoofing and Cyber-attack.

Guy has more than 16 years' experience working protecting GNSS Receivers from emerging threats , having started his career as a Systems Engineer involved in the development of GPS Adaptive Antenna Systems for Military Users at Raytheon Systems Limited in the UK.

Guy has a BSc Honours degree in Physics with Atmospheric Physics and a Masters Degree in Communications Engineering.

As well as being a Chartered Physicist, Guy was elected a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Navigation in 2015 for his services in the field of GNSS vulnerabilities.

Are you ready to learn more about the issues impacting the aviation insurance industry on an international level? Join us for the 2017 AIA London Reception!