Mark Searle Global Director, Safety IATA

Mark Searle joined IATA as Global Director, Safety in August 2019 from the UK CAA where he held the post of Head of Safety Strategy. In both posts, he is/was responsible for overseeing a strategy to mitigate aviation safety risks, by the identification and implementation of safety initiatives, delivered through safety improvement programs. Prior to this, Mark had flown for 20 years as an airline pilot, accumulating 12,000 hours, on commercial passenger aircraft. During this time, Mark was Chairman of BALPA representing the interests of pilots operating in the UK both at home, and through IFALPA, on the international stage.