Jonathan Astill


Director, International Affairs

Jonathan Astill is the Director of International Affairs for NATS, the UK’s leading Air Navigation Services Provider. He has been with the company for over 25 years, spending the first 10 years of his career as an operational Air Traffic Controller. Since 1999 he has held a variety of technical, change management and operational management roles. Immediately prior to taking on his current role he was the General Manager for the London Area Control Centre having accountability for operational efficiency and the safety of the unit with direct responsibility for almost 600 staff and anoperating budget of around £80m and handling 2.2M Air Traffic movements.

Jonathan is now responsible for NATS’ global engagement to develop the regulatory, political and business landscape in support of NATS’ overall objectives and strategic aims. This includes building strong cross industry alliances and collaborations targeted at delivering significant benefits to NATS and our customers and partners.