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VATSIM UK is led by the Division Director and is managed at a strategic level by the Division Staff Group comprised of the heads of each department. Department staff may be appointed that report to the relevant member of the DSG.

Our current staff are listed below. You can also view an organisation diagram of the current staff. In order to contact our staff, please use the links below to our ticketing system.

Simon Irvine Division Director (VATUK1)
Nathan Donnelly Deputy Division Director (VATUK2)
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Operations Manager

Chris Pawley

Responsible for maintaining the UK Sector File, airfield procedures, information and documentation.

Barrie Joplin Community Director (VATUK3)
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Responsible for membership of the division - including transferring and visiting controllers.


Community Marketing
VACANT James Brierley

ATC Training
Samuel James ATC Training Director (VATUK5)
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Administrative Manager

Alex Beard

Head Examiner

George Wright


Division (I1) Senior (I3)
Gregg Donohoe Chris Pawley
Henry Cleaver George Wright
Phillip Speer Samuel James
Mike Pike Andy Ford

Training Groups

  TG Managers TG Instructors (I1)
New Controller Fraser Cooper -
Training Group 1   Matt Collier
Nick Marinov Jamie Paine
  Nathan Donnelly
Training Group 2   Luke Collister
Leon Grant Johan Grauers
Enroute Oliver Parker

Phillip Speer (I3)
(on leave)

Samuel James (I3)

Heathrow Oliver Rhodes Sebastian Rekdal
Pilot Training
Daniel Crookes Pilot Training Director (VATUK6)
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Pilot Training Manager


Pilot Instructors

Initial Pilot Instructor Matthew Wilson
VFR Pilot Instructor Oliver Gates
IFR Pilot Instructor Oliver Hall
FTE / Bespoke Courses Instructor Vacant
Web Services

Neil Farrington

Calum Tοwers

Web Systems Director (VATUK7)

Web Support Director (VATUK8)

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Assistants & Roles

Development Assistant Alex Toff
Development Assistant George Jones
Development Assistant Craig Milne
Support Assistant Matt Collier
Support Assistant Nathan Davies
CTS Development Jamie Fox
CTS Development Andy Ford


In addition to the Division and Department staff, the Division is required to appoint a DCRM as required by Article VI of the VATSIM Code of Regulations. The DCRM adjudicates UK member suspensions referred by the network supervisors only and does not sit on the DSG.

DCRM Sean Reedman



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