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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.

Rupert Hogg

Rupert Hogg became Chief Executive Officer of Cathay Pacific on 1 May 2017. He is also Chairman of Hong Kong Dragon Airlines Limited and AHK Air Hong Kong Limited and a Director of John Swire & Sons (HK) Limited and Air China Cargo Company Limited. He was appointed Director Sales & Marketing in August 2010 and Chief Operating Officer in March 2014. Mr Hogg joined the Swire group in 1986 and has worked with the group in Hong Kong, Southeast Asia, Australia and the United Kingdom.

Paul Loo

Paul Loo is Chief Customer and Commercial Officer of Cathay Pacific, responsible for all customer and commercial related activities of both Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon. Previously, he was Director Corporate Development & IT. Mr Loo joined Cathay Pacific in 1991 and has held a number of key roles in Hong Kong and overseas, including General Manager China and General Manager HKIA. Mr Loo is also Chairman of the Board of Airline Representatives Hong Kong and a Member of the Hong Kong Logistics Development Council.

Greg Hughes

Greg Hughes was appointed Chief Operations and Service Delivery Officer of Cathay Pacific on 1 June 2017. He is responsible for all aspects of the airlines' service and operational activities, including flight operations, engineering and service delivery. Previously, he served as Group Director Components & Engine Services of Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company Limited (HAECO), where he remains a non-executive Director. Mr Hughes joined the Swire group in 1987 and has worked with Cathay Pacific in Hong Kong, Korea, Indonesia, Japan and Australia. He was seconded to John Swire & Sons Pty. Limited, Australia in August 2009, where he served as Commercial Director from August 2009 and also as Chief Operating Officer from August 2010 until September 2015.

Martin Murray

Martin Murray is the Chief Financial Officer of Cathay Pacific and has overall responsibility for the airline’s financial reporting, corporate financing, taxation, risk management, internal audit and compliance. He is also in charge of the airline’s procurement activities and Asia Miles portfolio. Mr Murray is a Director of Cathay Dragon. Before joining Cathay Pacific in November 2011, Mr Murray was the 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. 

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. 

Algernon Yau

Algernon Yau is Director Service Delivery of Cathay Pacific, responsible for all service delivery aspects of both Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon. Mr Yau is also Chief Executive Officer of Cathay Dragon, and oversees the business operations of the Cathay Pacific Group’s subsidiaries, including Cathay Pacific Services Limited, Hong Kong Airport Services Limited, Cathay Pacific Catering Services (H.K.) Limited, Vogue Laundry Service Limited and Shanghai International Airport Services Company Limited. Mr Yau joined Cathay Pacific in 1982 and has considerable experience working in the commercial aviation field.

Captain Chris Kempis

Captain Chris Kempis   was appointed Director Flight Operations in July 2018, responsible for overseeing all aspects of the airline’s flight operations. Previously, he was General Manager Flying, where he was responsible for managing the airline’s flying standards, including check and training activities. Captain Kempis is also the Air Operators Certificate (AOC) holder for training at Cathay Pacific. He joined Cathay Pacific in 1993 as a First Officer on the Boeing 747 fleet, later becoming a Training First Officer on the Airbus fleet, and received his command in 2002. After joining the Flight Operations management team in a training management role in 2004, he was appointed Chief Pilot (Airbus) in 2008.

Simon Large

Simon Large is Director Customer of Cathay Pacific, responsible for managing brand, corporate communications, marketing communications, corporate affairs and loyalty programmes. Mr Large was previously Director Cargo, responsible for all aspects of the Group’s cargo business worldwide, including operations, marketing and sales; and prior to that General Manager Marketing, Loyalty Programmes & CRM. He joined the Swire group in 1991. 

Ronald Lam

Ronald Lam is Director Commercial and Cargo of Cathay Pacific. He is responsible for passenger revenue management, sales and distribution and network planning, as well as commercial and planning functions of cargo. Previously, he was a Director of Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company Limited, looking after its business in Hong Kong. Mr Lam joined Cathay Pacific in 1996. He has worked for the airline in a variety of managerial roles in Hong Kong, Sri Lanka and Japan. His previous senior positions include General Manager Information Management and General Manager Sales & Distribution at Cathay Pacific.

Neil Glenn

Neil Glenn is Director Engineering of Cathay Pacific, responsible for the Group’s engineering activities and management. Previously, he was General Manager Europe based in London. Mr Glenn joined the Swire group in 1990 and has held a number of key positions in Hong Kong and overseas. In November 2011, he was appointed Managing Director of Swire Pacific Offshore (SPO). Prior to that, Mr Glenn was Director & General Manager of Hong Kong Aero Engine Services Limited (HAESL), a joint venture between Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company and Rolls Royce providing aero engine and components repair and overhaul services. He has also served a number of senior management roles in transport, logistics and shipping companies within the Swire group.

Non-Executive Directors

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

CHU, Kwok Leung Ivan, has been a Director of the Company since March 2011. He served as Chief Operating Officer from March 2011 to March 2014 and Chief Executive from March 2014 to April 2017. He is also a Director of John Swire & Sons (H.K.) Limited and Swire Pacific Limited and Chairman of John Swire & Sons (China) Limited. He joined the Swire group in 1984 and has worked with the group in Hong Kong, Mainland China, Taiwan, Thailand and Australia. 

LOW, Mei Shuen Michelle, has been a Director of the Company since October 2017. She is also Finance Director of Swire Pacific Limited and a Director of John Swire & Sons (H.K.) Limited and Swire Properties Limited. She joined the Swire group in 1987. 
SONG, Zhiyong, has been a Director of the Company since March 2014. He is Vice Chairman and President of Air China Limited. 
SWIRE, Merlin Bingham, has been a Director of the Company since June 2010. He is also Deputy Chairman and Chief Executive and a 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.
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. 
XIAO, Feng, has been a Director of the Company since January 2017. He is Chief Financial Officer of Air China Limited. 
ZHAO, Xiaohang, has been a Director of the Company since June 2011. He is Vice President of Air China Limited, Chairman of Dalian Airlines Company Limited and a Director of China National Aviation Corporation (Group) Limited and China National Aviation Company Limited.

Independent Non-executive directors

HARRISON, John Barrie, has been a Director of the Company since May 2015. He is an Independent Non-Executive Director of AIA Group Limited, Grosvenor Asia Pacific Limited and BW Group Limited and Vice Chairman of BW LPG Limited. He was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of KPMG, China and Hong Kong and Chairman of KPMG Asia Pacific from 2003 to 2009 and was Deputy Chairman of KPMG International from 2008 until his retirement from KPMG in September 2010.

LEE, Irene Yun Lien, has been a Director of the Company since January 2010. She is Chairman of Hysan Development Company Limited, an Independent Non-Executive Director of CLP Holdings Limited, HSBC Holdings plc, The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited and Hang Seng Bank Limited. She was a member of the Australian Government Takeovers Panel from March 2001 until March 2010.

TUNG, Lieh Cheung Andrew, has been a Director of the Company since May 2015. He is an Executive Director of Orient Overseas (International) Limited and Director and Chief Executive Officer of Orient Overseas Container Line Limited. He is also an Independent Non-Executive Director of Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited.
WONG, Tung Shun Peter, has been a Director of the Company since May 2009. He is currently Deputy Chairman and Chief Executive of The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited, a Group Managing Director and a member of the Group Management Board of HSBC Holdings plc, a Non-Executive Director of Hang Seng Bank Limited and Vice Chairman and Non-Executive Director of Bank of Communications Co., Ltd. He is also President of the Hong Kong Institute of Bankers and a member of the Exchange Fund Advisory Committee of Hong Kong Monetary Authority.