21 episodes

Alumni Podcast Series

Alumni Podcast Series Cranfield University

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Alumni Podcast Series

    Aviation Alumni Portraits with Arif Ghouse

    Aviation Alumni Portraits with Arif Ghouse

    In this episode of Aviation alumni portraits, Cranfield alumnus Maxime Debry interviews Arif Ghouse (MSc Air Transport 1990), Airport Director and Seattle Paine Field. Arif shares insights into his own career path – including how he discovered his passion for airport management and what he learned from time spent working in the maritime industry. He also discusses the value of mentoring, the importance of being able to learn from your mistakes and offers his advice to those starting a career in the industry in the midst of the current Covid-19 crisis.

    • 46 min
    Aviation Alumni Portraits with Marie-Pierre Dhers

    Aviation Alumni Portraits with Marie-Pierre Dhers

    In this episode of Aviation alumni portraits, Maxime Debry interviews fellow alumna Marie-Pierre Dhers (MSc Air Transport 1990). Marie is CEO and Founder of MP&Partnairs – providing strategic and financial services to entrepreneurs and investors across industries including transportation and technology. Prior to this, she has held several senior executive positions at Air France KLM and has been a member of the advisory board at a US investment banking firm. She is also a strong supporter for women working in the STEM and finance industries and is a member of the International Aviation Women Association. In the interview she discusses her career path and experiences of dealing with crises; the differences between European and US markets; innovations in electrification, urban air mobility and cross-industry collaboration; and shares her advice to women in the industry.

    • 43 min
    Aviation Alumni Portraits with Liz Savage

    Aviation Alumni Portraits with Liz Savage

    Cranfield aviation alumnus Maxime Debry interviews Liz Savage (MSc Air Transport 1995). Liz is a Company Director in the travel and tourism industry, currently holding Non-Executive Director roles at organisations including Intrepid Travel, Auckland Airport and North Queensland Airports. In this episode, Liz shares insights into her career experiences - including taking up a role at EasyJet when it was a start-up - and discusses the role of mentors and women in aviation.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Leadership on-the-go: Charan Sekhon (MSc Energy Conservation and the Environment 1997)

    Leadership on-the-go: Charan Sekhon (MSc Energy Conservation and the Environment 1997)

    Jenny Robinson interviews Charan Sekhon, Founder and Chair at SEVA Trust UK and local councillor, about his experiences of leadership and the work his charity has done to support Cranfield University students and the local Cranfield community during the Covid-19 crisis.

    • 27 min
    Alumni Matters: The chemistry behind bonfire night

    Alumni Matters: The chemistry behind bonfire night

    Dr Lisa Humphreys chats about the chemistry behind bonfire night and the gun powder plot, how firework colours are made, and where pyrotechnics are used in everyday life.

    • 36 min
    Aviation Alumni Portraits with Tom Chatfield

    Aviation Alumni Portraits with Tom Chatfield

    Maxime Debry interviews fellow Cranfield alumnus Tom Chatfield (Executive MSc Air Transport Management 2004), CEO at Camber Aviation Management, discussing Tom's career path, what makes him passionate about private aviation, the impact of Covid-19 on demand for corporate aviation and future innovations in the sector.

    • 46 min

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