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.