Pat Roche is a 35-year veteran of the air cargo industry. He began his career with Meadows Airfreight before moving into the airline cargo sector with Middle East Airlines, Seaboard World Airlines and Flying Tigers. In the late 1980s, he became Managing Director and a shareholder in the new independent airline handler, London Cargo Handling, overseeing its rapid growth in the UK, Africa and Australia. With the sale of the business to BOC Distribution Services and, later, Menzies Aviation, he continued to hold director positions, latterly as Director of International Development for Menzies. In 2002, he joined Volga-Dnepr Airlines as Commercial & Marketing Director. Today, he is a shareholder and International Marketing Director of RedBerry Software and provides consultancy and executive recruitment services through his own business, Pat Roche Associates (PRa). Outside of work, he is a keen golfer and horseracing fan..