Taking responsibility for the airline’s strategic planning and business development in Europe, Neil will oversee the operation of the airline within the region.
Having joined John Swire and Sons in 1990, Neil most recently worked in Singapore as Managing Director of Swire Pacific Offshore Operations (Pte) Ltd (SPO). Prior to that, he held senior positions including General Manager, Logistics for John Swire & Sons in Australia, Managing Director of Kalari Transport in Australia, and Director and General Manager of Hong Kong Aero Engine.
Neil’s appointment comes at a significant time for the airline which is constantly evolving its product and services and has expanded its presence in Europe with the addition of several new routes, including Manchester in 2014 and Zurich, Dusseldorf and Madrid in 2015. Cathay Pacific has also just been awarded Best First Class cabin at the Business Traveller Awards 2015.
Talking about his appointment, Neil said: “It is a hugely exciting time to be joining Cathay Pacific as it continues to expand its offering for customers throughout Europe. In addition, this year Cathay Pacific is celebrating its 35th anniversary of flying business and leisure travellers from the UK to Hong Kong and beyond, ensuring they can enjoy a life well-travelled - the philosophy that has been shared by the airline for almost 70 years.”
Neil added: “Cathay Pacific is clearly committed to providing the best experience possible to passengers, and I am looking forward to being part of the journey.”