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Senior Management Team

Let us take you behind the scenes and show you who's who at Cathay Pacific:

John Slosar

John Slosar became Chairman of Cathay Pacific on 14 March 2014. He has been a Director of the airline since July 2007.  He was appointed Chief Operating Officer in July 2007 and Chief Executive in March 2011. He joined the Swire group in 1980 and has worked with the group in Hong Kong, the United States and Thailand. Mr Slosar is also Chairman of John Swire & Sons (H.K.) Limited, Swire Pacific Limited, Swire Properties Limited and Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company Limited.

Ivan Chu

Ivan Chu was appointed as Chief Executive of Cathay Pacific on 14 March 2014.  He is also Chairman of Hong Kong Dragon Airlines Limited and a Director of John Swire & Sons (H.K.) Limited and Swire Pacific Limited. He was appointed Director Service Delivery for Cathay Pacific in September 2008 and Chief Operating Officer in March 2011. Mr Chu joined the Swire group in 1984 and has worked with the group in Hong Kong, Mainland China, Taiwan, Thailand and Australia. 

Rupert Hogg

Rupert Hogg became a Director and Chief Operating Officer of Cathay Pacific on 14 March 2014. He was appointed Director Cargo in September 2008 and Director Sales & Marketing in August 2010.  He joined the Swire group in 1986 and has worked with the group in Hong Kong, Southeast Asia, Australia and the United Kingdom. He is also Chairman of AHK Air Hong Kong Limited and a Director of Hong Kong Dragon Airlines Limited.

Paul Loo

Paul Loo became Director Corporate Development in August 2015 and is responsible for the development of the Cathay Pacific and Dragonair networks and helping to plan the long-term strategic direction of both airlines. He also oversees international affairs. Mr Loo joined Cathay Pacific in 1991 and has held a number of key roles in Hong Kong and overseas. His previous position was General Manager China.

Martin Murray

Martin Murray has been Finance Director of the Company since November 2011. He is also a Director of Hong Kong Dragon Airlines Limited. He was previously Deputy Finance Director of Swire Pacific Limited. He joined the Swire group in 1995 and has worked with the group in Hong Kong, the United States, Singapore and Australia.

Dane Cheng

Dane Cheng was appointed as Director Sales & Marketing in July 2014. He is responsible for all sales and marketing activities worldwide for both Cathay Pacific and Dragonair. Mr Cheng’s previous position was General Manager China. He joined the Cathay Pacific Group as a management trainee in 1986 and has worked in a number of managerial positions in Hong Kong and overseas.

James Ginns

James Ginns became Director Service Delivery at Cathay Pacific in August 2014. He is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the airline’s service, both on the ground and in the air. Mr Ginns joined Cathay Pacific in September 1991. He has held a number of key positions within the airline, in Hong Kong and overseas, including General Manager Inflight Services, General Manager Marketing, Loyalty Programmes & CRM and General Manager Japan.

Tom Owen

Tom Owen was appointed as Director People in August 2015 and is responsible for all people strategy and human resource issues at the airline. His previous position was Senior Vice President, Americas. Mr Owen joined Cathay Pacific in 1995 from the British Army. He has since held a number of senior leadership positions within the airline in both Hong Kong and overseas, and from 2011 to 2012 worked as Chief Operating Officer Logistics for the Swire group’s Steamships Trading Company Ltd in Papua New Guinea. 

Anna Thompson

Anna Thompson took up the position of Director Flight Operations on 10 April 2015. Her previous post was General Manager Aircrew in Cathay Pacific’s Flight Operations Department. Ms Thompson joined the airline in 1990 and has held a wide range of managerial positions in Hong Kong and overseas. She was also seconded to Cathay Pacific subsidiary Air Hong Kong as Chief Operating Officer.

Simon Large

Simon Large was appointed Director Cargo in August 2015. He is responsible for all aspects of the Group’s cargo business worldwide, including operations, marketing and sales. His previous position was General Manager Marketing, Loyalty Programmes & CRM. He joined the Swire group in 1991 and in addition to working for Cathay Pacific has held senior positions with Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Ltd and tea grower/importer Finlays.

Joe Locandro

Joe Locandro was appointed Director Information Technology in August 2012. His responsibilities include the strategic positioning and delivery of the airline’s information management and technology requirements. Prior to joining Cathay Pacific, he held similar roles with various organisations in industries ranging from energy to entertainment.

James Tong

James Tong was appointed Director Corporate Affairs in August 2014 and is responsible for overseeing every aspect of the airline’s activities in respect of government and stakeholder relations, corporate communications and environmental affairs. Mr Tong joined the Cathay Pacific Group in July 1987. His previous senior positions include General Manager Revenue Management and Chief Executive Officer of Dragonair. 

Christopher Gibbs

Christopher Gibbs is currently Engineering Director. He joined Cathay Pacific's Engineering Department in 1992 and his previous positions include General Manager Engineering Commercial and General Manager Engineering Technical. Christopher is also a Director of the Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company Ltd, Taikoo (Xiamen) Aircraft Engineering Company Limited, Hong Kong Aero Engine Services Ltd (HAESL) and Ground Support Engineering Ltd (GSEL).

Non-Executive Directors

CAI, Jianjiang, has been a Director of the Company since November 2009 and Deputy Chairman since March 2014. He is General Manager of China National Aviation Holding Company and Chairman of Air China Limited.

CUBBON, Martin, was a Non-Executive Director of the Company from September 1998 to May 2009, and was reappointed as a Director on 1 January 2015.  He is also a Director of John Swire & Sons (H.K.) Limited, Swire Pacific Limited and Swire Properties Limited. 

FAN, Cheng, has been a Director of the Company since November 2009. He is Director, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Air China Limited.

SHIU, Ian Sai Cheung, has been a director of the Company since September 2008. He joined the Company in 1978 and has worked with the Company in Hong Kong, the Netherlands, Singapore and the United Kingdom. He was appointed Director Corporate Development in September 2008 and served as an Executive Director of the Company from October 2008 until June 2010. He is also a Director of John Swire & Sons (H.K.) Limited and Hong Kong Dragon Airlines Limited.

SONG, Zhiyong, has been appointed a Director of the Company with effect from 14 March 2014. He is President of Air China Limited.
SWIRE, Merlin Bingham, has been a Director of the Company since June 2010.  He is also a Director and shareholder of John Swire & Sons Limited and a Director of Swire Pacific Limited, Swire Properties Limited and Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company Limited. He joined the Swire group in 1997 and has worked with the group in Hong Kong, Australia, Mainland China and London.  He is brother to Samuel Swire, a Non-Executive Director of the Company.
SWIRE, Samuel Compton, has been a Director of the Company since January 2015. He is also a Director and shareholder of John Swire & Sons Limited and a Director of Swire Pacific Limited. He joined the Swire group in 2003 and has worked with the group in Hong Kong, Singapore, Mainland China, Sri Lanka and London.  He is brother to Merlin Swire, a Non-Executive Director of the Company.

ZHAO, Xiaohang, has been a Director of the Company since June 2011. He is Vice President of Air China Limited.