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CAST Special Advisors

Matt Roberts

Matt Roberts

Policy Principal Aerodromes

UK Civil Aviation Authority






Bringing a wealth of aviation industry experience, Matt joined the CAA in January 2024 from East Midlands Airport, where he worked for over 16 years in different roles within Air Traffic Control and Airfield Operations, his last role being the Developments and Safeguarding Projects Manager for East Midlands Airport. Matt had experience in other disciplines within aviation over his career of 26 years within industry prior to joining the CAA, this includes Executive Handling, Flight Operations and Pseudo Pilot for Air Traffic Control Simulators. Matt's core skills are within Aerodrome Safeguarding, SMS, Aerodrome Design, Aerodrome works and regulatory documentation.  

Amanda Purdye

Amanda Purdye

Aerodrome Safeguarding Officer
Gatwick Airport




Amanda managed a Local Planning Authority Admin/Tech Team for 10 years. She was one of the first people in the UK to gain Technical Membership (now known as Associate Membership) of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI). In 2004 she joined the BAA Aerodrome Safeguarding Team who safeguarded the 7 BAA airports. When BAA was broken up in 2009 she became Safeguarder for Gatwick Airport. In 2014, Amanda and Simon formed a safeguarding group, as none existed at the time. The first meeting was held in November 2014 and it has grown ever since. Latterly, the group became part of the AOA. Amanda very much enjoys safeguarding work and feels very strongly with regard progressing the safeguarding cause, hence her involvement with CAST.