Press Release: European Business Aviation Association Announces CEO Departure

EBAA and Brandon Mitchener Have Agreed to Part Ways; Association to Maintain Operational Continuity While Conducting Search for New Leader of the Secretariat

BRUSSELS — The European Business Aviation Association today announced that Brandon Mitchener, Chief Executive Officer, has departed the Association. A search for a new leader of the Secretariat will be conducted. 

EBAA has a robust organisational structure to ensure the successful realisation of key events and initiatives such as its Annual General Meeting and the launch of a bold communication strategy this March. Additionally, preparations for the European Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (EBACE) in May, together with co-organiser the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), will continue uninterrupted. Chairman of the Board of Governors Juergen Wiese will be actively supported by Board Members Marwan Khalek, Graham Williamson, Robert Smith and Maxime Bouchard in the leading and supervising of the Secretariat, reinforced by EBAA’s very capable Senior Management team, until a new leader of the Secretariat joins the Association.

Chairman Juergen Wiese said: "EBAA has built a strong foundation for future growth, with a range of exciting projects and opportunities ahead of us. On behalf of our Members, the Board, the Secretariat and I will continue our strong advocacy of Business Aviation in Europe and will continue to move our Association forward as we have done for the past 41 years.”


Taunya Renson-Martin
Strategic Communications Advisor
M +32 475 604 096

About EBAA:

Representing more than 650 aircraft operators, ground services, business airports and the wider ecosystem around Business Aviation, the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) exists to enable responsible, sustainable growth for Business Aviation, enhancing connectivity and creating opportunities. EBAA was founded in 1977 to defend the interests of Business Aviation and provides value to its members and society by promoting best practices in safety and environmental sustainability, efficient and proportionate rule-making and increased connectivity within Europe. For more information, visit