Chief Executive Officer
Neil Pakey is the Chief Executive Officer at Nieuport Aviation. He has served as the CEO of the Shannon Airport Group, the CEO of Peel Airports Group, as Managing Director of Liverpool John Lennon Airport and Head of Marketing for Manchester Airport plc. Neil was the Senior VP Network Marketing at the Vantage Airports Group and held a number of roles for the Manchester Airport Group at a GM level. Neil was a National Expert to the European Commission’s air transport policy division for three years, working on air transport liberalization and regional airport access. Neil also currently chairs RABA, the UK’s Regional and Business Airports Group. Neil holds a Bachelor of Arts (hons) in Politics and English from the University of Central Lancaster, and a Master of Science in Transport Planning and Management from the University of Westminster.
Chief Financial Officer
Doug is Nieuport Aviation’s Chief Financial Officer with over thirty-five years of work experience in strategic planning, corporate finance, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures and risk management. He was previously a Consulting Partner at a major accounting firm and Chief Financial Officer at major companies in the general contracting, engineering and paving and aggregate businesses. Doug has a HBA from the Ivey Business School and is a CPA, CA and CMC.
Jason Attard is the Commercial Director at Nieuport Aviation and has overall accountability for all commercial activities of the passenger terminal, with a focus on generating revenue growth opportunities through new commercial initiatives and managing existing relationships. Jason has over 20 years of diverse experience in business development, marketing, project management and strategic planning, including a five-year airport business development assignment representing a major consortium partner at their Malta International Airport investment during its privatization transition. Jason has worked on airport projects in North America and Europe including several projects for Vienna International Airport. Adept at stakeholder management involving cross-cultural, government and private industry interests, Jason also brings with him experience in air service development (both passenger and cargo), destination marketing, airport land development, as well as an understanding in retail/food and beverage operations from both a planning and day-to-day management perspective. Jason is a graduate of the University of British Columbia Sauder School of Business.
Director of Terminal Planning and Operations
Ian is responsible for overseeing the planning of all terminal facilities and the overall operation of the terminal. Ian completed a 35-year career at the Greater Toronto Airports Authority, during which he held a variety of increasingly senior roles in the operations, planning, commercial and strategy functions. Ian was instrumental in the planning and development of Terminal One and in a number of major redevelopment efforts at Terminal Three at Toronto – Pearson. On the commercial/strategy front, Ian led the development of the GTAA’s ‘Global Hub’ strategy, associated route development activities and the commercial negotiations leading to the 10-year rates and charges agreement with Air Canada. Prior to joining Nieuport Aviation, Ian worked as an associate for a number of large aviation consulting firms.
Director of Construction and Facilities Management
Malcolm is responsible for project planning, facilitation and closing. In addition, Malcolm also carries responsibility for the implementation, maintenance and improvement of Nieuport’s asset management program. Malcolm has more than 20 years of experience leading large, diverse organizations with a consistent track record of improving outcomes and performance in a sustainable and ethical manner. Career highlights include delivery of an asset management program that leveraged business intelligence, lifecycle planning, cost/risk optimization, and collaborative decision making resulting in world class asset availability and recurring annual savings and working with the Indigenous Community Relations Team to enhance relationships, identify business opportunities, provide educational assistance and job opportunities for local communities. Most recently he served as the Primary Consultant for development and implementation of the asset management program at Edmonton Airports.
Michael responsible for overseeing the legal and corporate requirements of the business. Michael’s legal career spans all aspects of business, ranging from developing major P3 infrastructure projects across Canada to leading one of Canada’s largest renewable energy manufacturers. In the process, Michael has helped organisations from around the world navigate through M&A, finance, regulatory and other commercial matters. Michael is a member of the Law Society of Ontario and the Barreau du Québec.
Manager, Engineering and Supply Chain
Zaina is responsible for overseeing terminal engineering projects from feasibility through to conception, implementation, and project close out, and manages all procurement activities for Nieuport Aviation. As an engineer for eight years, Zaina is LEED certified and a member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario. She has specialized in aviation environments as well as large engineering projects across Ontario, and has two bachelor degrees in civil engineering and biological sciences.
Manager, Terminal Operations
Kim is responsible for the day-to-day operation of our terminal, working with our airline partners, Ports Toronto and various stakeholders. Kim brings almost 29 years of aviation experience from the airline and airport world, having worked at Delta Air Lines for over 20 years at the Toronto Station where she retired as Station Manager in 2011. Kim also worked several years at the Greater Toronto Airports Authority in a variety of leadership positions, and has been with Nieuport since 2015.
Office and Events Manager
As the Office and Events Manager, Nadia is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day administrative requirements of the business as well as delivering events that improve the passenger experience and support the local community. Nadia brings over 8 years of diverse work experience across the globe in event management, sales and marketing, having worked for The Airport Agency and Proof Experiences, delivering events and conferences from international route development forums to board meetings. Nadia is a graduate from the University of Manchester (UK) and speaks 3 languages.
Manager, Safety and Security, Terminal Operations
Dave manages the passenger terminal’s Emergency Management and Safety Programs which include the prevention, mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery activities in coordination with Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport. Dave is an accomplished Emergency Management and Safety professional with twenty-five years’ experience, including 19 years at GTAA in management roles in emergency management and operations. He served in security operations with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and in-flight operations and paramedic roles with the Ontario Ministry of Health. In 2016, Dave graduated from Royal Roads University with a Master of Arts in Disaster and Emergency Management. He also graduated from Seneca College’s Aeromedical Patient Care Program, and was certified as an Emergency Medical Technician/Technology Paramedic from Humber College. Dave was the recipient of the 2010 GTAA Fire Service Safety award for outstanding contribution to Life Safety.
Project Manager, Capital Projects and Facilities Management
Sukhvir S. Mavi
Mavi manages infrastructure projects for the Airport Terminal, and supports the daily operations and maintenance of the facility. Along with having a certified license as a commercial pilot, Mavi was the 2019 recipient of WING’s Top 20 Under 40 program sponsored by the Seneca School of Aviation, which recognizes inspiring young leaders influencing the direction of Canadian aviation and aerospace. He also won several awards at Georgian College, including the Lloyd Skeen Memorial Award for academic merit and leadership in the aviation management program. Mavi has a Bachelor of Science specializing in aviation from the University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES), and graduated from Georgian College with an advanced diploma in Aviation/Airway Management. He is fluent in Hindi, Punjabi and English.
Manager, Terminal Planning
Etret is responsible for forecasting and capacity planning, strategic planning, operational readiness support for the passenger terminal. She brings over 15 years of international airport development experience including modeling work that provides detailed insight into seamless ‘end-to-end’ passenger flow experience and airlines hub strategy. She has held lead roles at Arup, Abu Dhabi Airports Company, and Dubai Airport serving as an airport planner, analyst and operations research. Etret has a Masters in Industrial Engineering from Ryerson University, is a member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario, and is designated as a certified instructor by the International Civil Aviation Organization.
Terminal Operations Coordinator
Kavita is responsible for the efficient operation of the Toronto City Airport terminal for passengers and stakeholders, with involvement in many projects for Terminal Operations, routine facility management and terminal event management. Kavita is an aviation professional with more than 14 years of operations and customer service experience, having served in roles with ASP Incorporated, Toronto Pearson Airport, Singapore Airlines, Malaysian Airlines, Kuwait Airways, Emirates, Air Arabia and Qatar Airways. Kavita has a bachelor’s degree in Information Technology from Manipal University, a specialized bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Gujarat University, and an advanced diploma in software engineering from APTECH institute. She was awarded by Singapore Airlines for Best Customer Service at the Ahmedabad station, Fastest Member Service Agent from Qatar Contact Centre, and she received the On-Time Performance Award as a Station Manager from Emirates Airline.
Andrew is responsible for supervising accounts payables and receivables, producing monthly financial reports, and assisting with financial analysis for the Chief Financial Officer and other project initiatives. Andrew has five years of work experience in financial positions, having worked for CBRE Canada Limited prior to joining Nieuport. He graduated from Seneca College with a Bachelor of Commerce and is certified as a Chartered Professional Accountant.
Terminal Operations Coordinator
As the Terminal Operations Coordinator, Emilie is responsible for the efficient operation of the Airport Terminal for passengers and stakeholders, with involvement in many projects for Terminal Operations, routine facility management and terminal event management. Emilie has an advanced diploma in Aviation Safety and Operations from Seneca College, and is currently pursuing her Masters in Aviation Management at Griffith University.
Manager, Analysis and Aviation Business Development
As the Manager of Analysis and Aviation Business Development, Nishant is responsible for supporting Nieuport’s overall air service development strategy through analytics and business intelligence initiatives. Nishant brings over 9 years of diverse work experience in public and private sector, having worked for the Vancouver and Edmonton International Airports, and with the Ontario and Federal Government in various economic development roles. Nishant is a graduate of the University of British Columbia in Economics with a certificate in Economic Development.
Digital Marketing Coordinator
As the Digital Marketing Coordinator for Nieuport Aviation, Mike is responsible for digital marketing strategy, content creation, website management, event media, and database management. Mike holds an undergraduate degree from Western University in Science, along with a Marketing post-graduate certificate from the Humber School of Business. After graduating from Western, Mike took some time off to travel and developed a passion for photography, videography and content creation. He is a tech-savvy millennial with a creative mind, and brings a fresh marketing perspective to the Nieuport Aviation team.