George Rolls is an advisor and investor who was previously Executive Chairman of the online booking service for private jets, PrivateFly. He also spent five years with private jet operators Hangar 8 plc and Gama Aviation plc. As Senior Independent Non-Executive Director, he advised on Hangar 8’s listing on AIM, introducing both the acquisition of International JetClub (IJC) and the subsequent reverse takeover of Gama Aviation.
Over the past 30 years, George has been a director, manager and adviser to many private and public companies in a variety of sectors such as manufacturing, publishing and print media, technology, real estate and consumer products. George has experience in corporate mergers, acquisitions and fundraising
Earlier in his career, George spent several years in Australia, primarily working in trading and insurance, before returning to the UK where he founded Beaufort Securities of which he was a director between 1992 and 2006. Since selling Beaufort Securities in 2008, George has acted as a consultant for private high net worth individuals and more recently was involved with the launch of a software technology fund.
George is a trustee of the Geoffrey de Havilland Flying Foundation and has served as honorary secretary to the Royal Air Squadron, as association established by those with a common interest in private light aviation.