Our Global Team

The faces behind the brand

The Bostonair global team is made up of strong management with copious experience in their respective fields. Mark Parkes, Group Managing Director and Owner has led the company from strength to strength since its inception in 1997.

Mark Parkes

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Bostonair Group

Mark is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Bostonair Australia and of Bostonair Group Ltd. Mark joined Bostonair in 1997 and led the company’s move into Recruitment, Line Maintenance, Training and the Energy sector.

Adam Sumner

Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Bostonair Group LTD

Adam is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Bostonair Australia and Bostonair Group Ltd.
Adam joined Bostonair in 2010. As a Chartered Accountant, Adam has previously worked in Audit & Investigations, Industrial Services, Manufacturing and FMCG sectors. Adam was educated at London University and Manchester and Harvard Business Schools.

Andrew Parker

Bostonair Managing Director of Aviation

As Managing Director of Aviation at Bostonair, Andrew is actively involved in the daily business at Bostonair Australia whilst also bringing his global knowledge. Andrew joined Bostonair in January 2018 as Aviation Director & Accountable Manager for Bostonair Ltd and Bostonair Technical Training Ltd.

He was educated at the University of Portsmouth and has 20 years of experience in Aviation spanning two airlines. He previously spent the last 7 years as Head of Operations with Monarch Airlines ensuring a safe and efficient operational delivery.

Nicholas Rapp

Bostonair Australia General Manager

Nicholas is an organisational strategist. He brings deep and cross-discipline strategic expertise to Bostonair Australia. Having worked as a client-side leader in the finance sector, he led the ANZ part of a global business management consultancy, managed a manufacturing company in Milan, and worked for different international firms. The unique value Nicholas brings to clients focuses on the intersection of people, user experiences, workplace culture, business strategies, new ways of working, sustainability and brand advocacy to create a competitive advantage.

Nick Harrison

Bostonair Operations Manager

Nick is Operations Manager at Bostonair. His expertise and technical know-how are an integral part of the Bostonair Australia business. Nick joined the Bostonair team as an account manager in 2008, taking over the role of Operations Manager in 2020. Prior to joining Bostonair in the office, Nick spent several years as an aircraft engineer with companies including Airbus, Lufthansa, Rolls Royce, and Condor, with several of these working via Bostonair. Nick started his career in 1995 with an apprenticeship at BAE Systems in the UK.

Gemma Southwell

Bostonair Recruitment Account Manager

Gemma actively supports the day-to-day management of key client accounts at Bostonair Australia. As Account manager Gemma joined Bostonair in 2020, heading up the new Permanent and Executive Search division in the UK & Europe. She has a range of permanent recruitment experience with over 9 years as a recruiter. CIPD Level 5 qualified, Gemma uses an integrated, partnership approach to ensure the best possible recruitment process for our clients and candidates.

Sven Eckardt

General Manager, Bostonair GmbH

Sven joined Bostonair in May 2022 as General Manager of Bostonair GmbH.

After his A-levels he joined the German Air Force for 5 years, graduating from the German Air Force Academy and is currently Reserve Captain. He spent the last 23 years within the Inflight Services department at United Airlines fulfilling numerous Management and Supervisory roles, both being based in Chicago, USA and in Frankfurt, Germany.

Sven also has an Instructor Aptitude Certification from the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Frankfurt, Germany.

Stefan Agnello

Maintenance Director

Stefan entered the aviation industry in 1994 in the German fly navy and has since held several roles, starting as an unlicensed mechanic, to then become a licensed engineer, station manager and maintenance manager.
In 2023, Stefan became Bostonair’s Maintenance Director.


Maintenance Manager EASA Form 4 holder, holding EASA Part 66 licence B1/C on several types including Dornier 228, Dornier 328, B747-400, B757, B767 & B777.

Holger Behn

European Relationships Manager

Holger joined Bostonair in 2015 with over 25 years of experience in aircraft maintenance.

He has worked as Maintenance and Planning Manager for Lufthansa Technik and subsidiary companies and as Project manager for new start-up maintenance for Lufthansa Technik around the world.

Holger is a Part 66 license holder, A320 Fam, B737 Fam, A340 and B747-400 B2, B1 and CAT C & EASA/LBA Examiner.

Paul Gash

Head of Training

Paul began his aviation career in the Royal Air Force in 1996, leaving in 2004 to enter the commercial sector.

Experienced in both rotary and fixed-wing aircraft, he is a current B1 EASA Licensed Engineer and holder of a wide range of Airbus & Boeing authorisations.

Paul is Bostonair’s current Training Manager Form 4 holder.

Jeff Rice

Quality & Safety Manager

Quality Manager since 2010, A Part 66 B1/C licensed engineer with over 42 years Fixed and Rotary wing experience. Held senior managerial positions with Part 145/Part M/Part 147 organisations for the past 25 years in a mix of helicopter and fixed wing organisations.


Currently EASA Form 4 holder as Part 145/147 QA Manager for Bostonair, Isenburg Engineering (145 QAM) and Continuing Airworthiness Manager/ARC Signatory for AOC operation.

Lauryn Edgington

Group QSHE Manager & PART 145/147 AUDITOR

Lauryn joined Bostonair in May 2018 when she started as an Administrative Apprentice in the Aviation department.

With hard work and dedication, Lauryn has worked from strength to strength securing herself a position in the Line Maintenance Quality department early on in her administrative career before working her way to becoming an Aviation auditor for the Part 145 and Part 147 sectors of the business.

In September 2023, Lauryn was promoted to the Part 145/147 Auditor and QSHE Manager for the Aviation and Norwood House divisions and is now working against EASA, UK CAA, Turkish SHY, NEBOSH, IOSH and ISO Auditor requirements.

Tom Anderton

Head of Recruitment Sales - Transport

Tom Anderton joined Bostonair in March 2016 as Group Marketing Manager. Tom has over 19 years in experience in Marketing in sectors such as Automotive, Energy, Renewables, Aviation and Plumbing & Heating. Has 16 years’ experience in B2B Marketing.