Trained in his family’s book store, Foyles, his aviation career with the Royal Air Force section of the Combined Cadet Force.

He founded Air Foyle in 1978 with one Piper Aztec. The company grew, becoming TNT’s principal aircraft operator and agent for Antonov 124 giant freighters.

In 2001, Air Foyle entered into a joint venture to become Air Foyle HeavyLift, which managed the operations of Antonov aircraft in the West.

He was Chairman of TIACA in 1997 – 1998 and continues as a Trustee. He is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society, a Liveryman of the Guild of Air Pilots, a Freeman of the City of London, Chairman of The Air League and a Trustee of the Foyle Foundation.