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Robert Shepherd

Airport and Airline F&B and M&A Specialist

Expert in Aviation Catering, Inflight Retail and Airport F&B 

  • Above the Wing NPD

  • Board Advisor

  • Commercial 


Robert has over 30 years’ experience leading all aspects of aviation services – from mergers and acquisitions to marketing, business development and new product innovation.


With Executive leadership roles throughout Infight Retail, Airport Food & Beverage and Flight Catering, across Europe and the USA.


He has a strong, pragmatic approach and resilience to the challenging climate in fiercely competitive markets. 


Adept at building excellent working relationships, defining strategic objectives and striving to achieve ambitious targets; set by competitive businesses.

Robert brings the following skills to ‘The Hayward Partnership’:

Executive leadership; Contract negotiations; Mergers & Acquisitions; Financial management/forecasting; Contract management; Market analysis; Strategic planning; Supply chain management; Stakeholder management; Resource management; Equity financing; Accountability at board level; Change management; Business transformation and Mentoring.

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