Before launching Versilia, Neale was Managing Director for Gate Retail Onboard in Europe supporting retail programmes with airlines such as easyJet, Wizz, Vueling and Norwegian. He also led successful bids to retain the easyJet contract and win the TUI retail business and worked on a retail project in India.
Neale’s background is in supply chain, logistics and operations. He has previously held roles as Stansted Airport’s Head of Engineering and Logistics, then Terminal General Manager,
A British Army officer for more than 20 years, Neale planned, implemented and sustained British military deployments into Iraq, Afghanistan and the Balkans. He also worked in UK Central Government, controlling military budgets and programmes.
Ice-cool when the going gets tough.
Always prepared to ask the difficult questions of customers, suppliers and colleagues.