Chris Barnard

ALA UK General Manager

Chris has been – for the STAG Group – General Operation Manager in 2013 and Group Operation Director in 2015.
With the acquisition of the STAG Group by ALA in 2016, Chris joined ALA as UK Operation Director, being promoted UK General Manager in November 2017.

Previously, Chris spent 16 years at Pattonair from 1997 to 2013 in different operational roles working his way up to the position of Director of Operations in 2010.
During his time there, he led a number of strategic projects including the start-up of a brand new operational facility in Singapore, the implementation of business improvement projects into different European facilities resulting in significant productivity improvements and cost savings and finally the consolidation of 4 European operational facilities into a central EU Hub.

Chris is a certified Lean/Six Sigma champion and is also certified in Project Management (Kepner Tregoe). He developed his leadership skills through an in depth Leadership Development Programme with Kaplan Hawksmere.