Our Directors

ORTAC’s three Directors – Tobi Mathews, Lee McConnell and Philip Stott –  each has over 30 years of extensive experience working in aviation.  Their combined expertise is unique within the sector and together they provide the specialist skills required to deliver first class safety and operational services, to the owners of privately owned, non-EASA registered aircraft.  Without compromising on safety or regulatory compliance, their unique market positioning enables full compliance with ICAO Annexe 6 Part II for operations within the EU.

If you would like to know more about how ORTAC can support your flight operations, please contact us directly for confidential advice.

Tobi Mathews

Compliance, Airworthiness and Maintenance Management

Tobi Mathews has practiced in the offshore international transaction structuring environment for over 30 years. Tobi was a founding partner of Jersey-based Lovell Jackson Mathews, which went on to become Capita Trustees Limited and is the owner of Lateral 4T Limited, which provides specialist legal consultancy services in aviation and other areas, including commercial contracts and the structuring of complex cross-border transactions.

As a Director of ORTAC in Jersey, Tobi has detailed and unrivalled knowledge of the registration process and operational structuring for aircraft, as well the legislative requirements for ongoing maintenance and safety for aircraft operating within the private and public transport sectors.   He is also officially qualified to demonstrate compliance to all applicable laws, regulations and procedures.

Tobi is accepted as a technical co-ordinator of aircraft for Cayman Islands Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) purposes and as a Nominated Airworthiness and Technical Representative (NATR) and Flight Operations Representative (FOR) for Isle of Man CAAto European Aviation Safety Organisation (EASA) standards – and Guernsey Aircraft Registry – to International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) standards.  He is also approved for the purposes of Part M, sub-part G as an authorised person for corporate aircraft continuing airworthiness oversight.

Philip Stott

Flight Operations Management, Safety Management, Operations Management

Philip Stott is an Air Transport Pilot and as one of the founders of ORTAC, brings more than 30 years of expertise within commercial and business aviation. With a diverse experience of worldwide operations, Philip has captained flights to many of the more challenging locations across the world.  He has flown and taken care of countless international clients, many of whom place a high value on their privacy, requiring the utmost professionalism and discretion.

He is currently a Captain on the Gulfstream G450/550 and Challenger 605, but has flown a wide range of corporate aircraft, including substantial demonstration experience with Bombardier on the Learjet 45 series.

Philip is well known and respected within the business aviation sector and can offer invaluable advice when it comes to the complexities of safety and operations.

His substantial experience with Bombardier has led Philip to be involved in a large number of aircraft acquisitions.  He has also overseen the acceptance of these aircraft and their entry into service.

Lee McConnell

Accountable Manager, Operations Management, Compliance Monitoring Management

Lee McConnell’s career in aviation spans over 30 years, during which time he has amassed over 8,000 flying hours, piloting a wide range of aircraft – from Learjets to Boeing 737s – on behalf of small, high calibre organisations, through to large corporate and airline flight operations.

His breadth of flying experience enables him to offer unique insight and in-depth knowledge of corporate jet management and operations.

Operationally, Lee has developed and set up a number of business aviation ventures, his remits including:- establishing aircraft fleets; the selection and training of aircrew to high standards; setting up private and commercial operations; developing marketing and business aviation strategy to target the private jet market and establishing and constructing safe operating practices and procedures for private jet operations.

Lee also has an accomplished track record in aviation safety and crew training and has specific expertise in creating and implementing Safety Management Systems; managing regulatory compliance and organising the channels of approval from relevant aviation authorities.

Recently assisting the Ports of Jersey, Lee has guided Jersey Airport’s business aviation development plan, by leading and implementing a growth strategy.  This has included the formulation of an investment case for a major infrastructure enhancement programme. This programme aims to ensure Jersey positions itself at the forefront of the business aviation market, by way of considered development, design and operation of a new Fixed Base Operation (FBO) and aircraft hangar projects.