Our Leadership Team

Meet our leadership team that is responsible for the management of the CAA International.
Maria N. Rueda, MSc, BSc
Managing Director

Maria joined CAAi in 2011 and was appointed to the position of Managing Director in 2015. Maria is responsible for setting the long-term strategic vision for CAAi and establishing and maintaining senior stakeholder engagement and key partnerships. Maria has over 23 years of experience in the aviation sector and holds MSc in Airports and Air Navigation Services as well as BSc in Aeronautical Engineering.

Matthew Margesson
Head of International Operations
Asia Pacific, Exams & Licensing

Matthew joined the CAAi in 2009 and was appointed Head of International Operations for the Middle East, Africa and Americas in 2018. Matthew leads a multidisciplinary technical assistance and project management team across CAAi’s delivery function for some of the strategically significant regions for the UK CAA.  He is also responsible for international examination and licensing services. Matthew has 19 years’ experience working in the aviation industry, including to Chief Executive and Board level, and holds a Bachelor of Science Honours degree from the Oxford Brookes University.

Rob Erskine, BSc, MRICS APMP
Head of International Operations
Americas, Africa, UK & Europe, Middle East

Rob joined CAAi in 2011 and became Head of International Operations for the Asia Pacific region in 2017 responsible for our Programme Delivery. Rob has vast aviation operational and commercial experience with 17 years at BAA plc covering London’s South-East Airports. Rob has a Bachelor Honours Degree of Valuation and Estate Management from the University of West of England and maintains his professional qualification as a Chartered Surveyor.

Richard Dobson
Head of International Operations
Technical Resources

Coming soon.

Sophie Jones, MAPM
Head of International Operations
and Training

Sophie joined the CAA in 2016 and became Head of Operations in 2018 responsible for leading the strategic IT project implementation, people development, business planning and our quality management systems. In June 2020 Sophie expanded her role to include the CAAi Training Portfolio. Sophie has over 15 years aviation industry experience in operational, change management, project management, process improvement and training delivery. Sophie is a member of the association of project managers and holds an accreditation from the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development.

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Our Mailing Address Aviation House Gatwick Airport South West Sussex RH6 0YR T: +44 (0) 330 0224401 Our Registered Address Aviation House Beehive Ring Road Crawley West Sussex RH6 0YR
Malaysia Location
Malaysian Aviation Academy Department of Civil Aviation Jalan Pekeliling 2, 64050 Sepang Selangor, Malaysia T: +603 8777 9011
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