Crispin Maunder served as LCI's CEO from 2007. In January 2012 he became Executive Chairman following the appointment of Michael Platt as CEO.
Crispin has over 40 years' experience in aviation. Upon graduation from Imperial College, University of London, with a degree in Aeronautical Engineering he entered Court Line Aviation, then the leading UK charter airline. In 1974 he joined the marketing team at British Aircraft Corporation concentrating on the BAC One-Eleven programme. This was then followed by a period working in the Middle East and Africa with Autair Limited, a helicopter and aircraft operator and trader.
In 1977 he joined Short Brothers to lead their sales efforts in Africa and the Middle East, taking on European Sales in 1983, before being appointed General Manager – Aircraft Trading Division, to drive Short Brothers' move into aircraft leasing and trading.
He joined Ansett Worldwide in 1989 as Regional Sales Director – Europe, before being appointed as EVP Sales and Marketing in 1991 to head up the lessor's global sales and marketing activities. Subsequently he also assumed responsibility for Engineering. In 2002 he was appointed EVP – Strategic Development assuming responsibility for the company’s strategic planning and business development processes.
Crispin joined LCI in 2006.