Phil Boyle Takes Up Prestigious Global Aerospace Position as President of the Royal Aeronautical Society
Southampton, UK – 22 May 2012 – Phil Boyle, the Managing Director of Southampton based HR Consultancy, The Ramsey Hall Group, has been appointed as President of the Royal Aeronautical Society, the world’s oldest and most prestigious aerospace organisation. Established in 1866 and with over 17,000 members worldwide, the RAeS is head quartered in London but has nearly 100 branches across the world. A completely multi-disciplinary Society, the RAeS has members from each and every part of the aerospace sector.
Commenting on his appointment, Boyle said, “I am deeply honoured to become the President of the RAeS, one of the most prestigious roles in the world of aerospace and aviation. Having been a member of the Society for over 40 years, I look forward to guiding the Society over the next year as we first undertake the biggest changes to our governance in over 50 years and then roll out an innovative “New Media” based membership offering that will completely globalise the Society with every member no matter where they are in the world enjoying essentially the same benefits.
“This has been an exciting time for Ramsey Hall too, as we saw our business grow by 80% in 2011.
“As a pilot, chartered engineer and HR professional I hope that my skills and experience will benefit the RAeS as it continues to encourage young talent to consider aviation and engineering as their career path. Having chaired the local Solent branch which covers the whole of the Portsmouth and Southampton conurbation, I know how important our members are at a local level and will continue to strive to encourage them all to promote this amazing industry.”
Boyle will become part of a proud history of Society RAeS leaders, whose past presidents include HRH Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh and military aviation pioneer Sidney Camm – the designer of the Hawker Hurricane. Phil is the longest serving Trustee of the Royal Aeronautical Society and also the current Chair of the Solent branch – recognised across the society as being an exemplar branch and especially highly regarded for the support it provides to young people wishing to study for a career in aviation.