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Established in 2019, Edinburgh Midwest Aviation Partners is a group of experts in the aviation ground services, infrastructure and technology market. We have extensive, unrivalled, global aviation services leadership experience.


Phil Harnden

Phil had a 27 year career within the John Menzies group prior to leaving the business in January 2020.​

Phil was a founder member of the Menzies Aviation leadership team established to successfully manage the strategically transformative acquisition of Ogden Ground Services. From 2008 he led the expansion of the Americas region producing a business with annual revenues of $611M, a 370% increase, representing 45% of global revenues.

​A specialist in acquiring, building and integrating businesses Phil is highly adept at planning and executing complex projects to deliver synergies and enhance business operations. He has led acquisition and integration programs from Australia to Colombia, including the highly successful ASIG/Menzies integration.

​Phil is a qualified Chartered Corporate Secretary, holding the position of Fellow within the Chartered Governance Institute. Prior to his career at John Menzies he worked for KPMG, London and leading corporate lawyers Burness Paull.

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