VICE PRESIDENT AFRICA –
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT MRO SERVICES LUXAVIATION GROUP
Graeme Duckworth was born in England in 1957 before emigrating to South Africa early on in his life. Educated in Rhodesia, Zimbabwe, Graeme commenced his aviation career by joining Air Zimbabwe as an Aircraft Engineer in 1975.
In 1985 Graeme returned to South Africa and made the transition into business aviation with the position of Chief Engineer for Interjet. During his six years with Interjet Graeme became the Managing Director.
In 1991 Graeme was one of the founder members of the ExecuJet Aviation Group initially taking on the responsibility of Managing Director Maintenance in South Africa. As a long standing member of the team Graeme progressed to Group Executive Director in 1999, and held various responsibilities including management of the Group operating businesses including maintenance, flight operations, quality assurance and training. During this time Graeme also undertook the role of custodian of the Group Management System as well as being a Group Manco and Exco Member.
In 2008 Graeme took on the Managing Director Asia position retaining his Group Maintenance role, Group Manco and Group Exco positions. In 2014 after a structural change at ExecuJet, Graeme became president of the separate entity ExecuJet MRO Services to then in 2017 move on to head all maintenance in the Luxaviation group worldwide as Executive VP MRO Services in addition to taking on the role as VP Africa.