Norse Atlantic Airways appoints new Chief Financial Officer and Chief Strategy and Investment Officer

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As Norse Atlantic Airways prepares for take-off, the Company strengthens its leadership team by appointing Ben Boiling as Chief Financial Officer and James Lightbourn as Chief Strategy and Investment Officer.

“Both Ben and James have been instrumental to establishing Norse and preparing the organization for take-off. With operations to commence in the second quarter, we are making these adjustments to position ourselves for the next phase of the company. I am very pleased that Ben will become a part of the leadership team as Chief Financial Officer and that James will step into the new role as Chief Strategy and Investment Officer. I look forward to collaborating with them and the rest of Team Norse to make this airline a great success,” said CEO Bjørn Tore Larsen.

Ben Boiling has served as Senior Vice President Finance and Corporate for Norse and James Lightbourn as Chief Financial Officer, and both have been part of the founding team of Norse.

Ben Boiling is a Chartered Accountant and has extensive senior financial management experience from several Oslo-listed companies, most recently as Chief Financial Officer of ADS Maritime Holding Plc. Ben has also previously worked for EY and is a State Registered Auditor in Norway. 

James Lightbourn played a critical role in the founding of Norse through his role as an Investment Director at Shiphold Management Serviced Ltd before taking on the role as Norse’s CFO. James has spent his career as a financier to the transportation sector as a banker, private equity investor, and asset owner.

Norse will take to the skies in the second quarter 2022 and will operate affordable flights between Europe and North America with a fleet of 15 modern and more environmentally friendly Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.

Lasse Sandaker-Nielsen
Chief Communications and Public Affairs Officer

This information is subject to the disclosure requirements pursuant to Section 5-12 the Norwegian Securities Trading Act. This stock exchange release was published by Lasse Sandaker-Nielsen, Chief Communications and Public Affairs Officer, Norse Atlantic ASA, on 23 February 2022 at 08:00 CET.

About Norse Atlantic Airways
Norse Atlantic Airways is a new airline that will offer affordable fares on long-haul flights, primarily between Europe and the United States. The company was founded by CEO and major shareholder Bjørn Tore Larsen in March 2021. Norse has a fleet of 15 modern, fuel-efficient and more environmentally friendly Boeing 787 Dreamliners that will serve destinations including New York, Florida, Paris, London and Oslo, among others. First flights are expected to take off in the second quarter 2022.