The European Training and Simulation Association was formally formed on 12th November 2003 at an inaugural meeting in Paris of;

Captain John Rees, RN

Formerly Director Naval Training & Education, Naval Recruiting & Training Agency. UK

Martin Deister

EADS Dornier, Germany

Peter Bertschinger

Oerlikon Contraves, Switzerland

Anne Thomas

AMS, UK/Italy

Commander Jim Hammersley, RN

Director General Training & Education, MOD, UK

Richard Curtis

Andrich International Limited, UK

Hans Jense

TNO, The Netherlands

Not at the meeting but on the initial Board were Jean-Louis Igarza of the French MoD, DGA and Christian Mathey of Thales.

Originally formed as a company limited by guarantee, ETSA converted to become a

Community Interest Company (CIC) and registered with Companies House on 16th June 2010.

(Company Number 07287729).