Cathay Pacific has appointed Mr. Patrick Healy
as Chairman after the current Chairman, Mr. John Slosar, announced
that he will be retiring at the conclusion of the next board
meeting on 6 November 2019.
Mr. Healy joined the Swire Group in 1988. He
spent fourteen years with the group’s Beverages Division in
Mainland China, followed by four years as CEO, HAECO Xiamen.
Healy is currently Managing Director of Swire Coca-Cola Limited.
He is also a Director of John Swire & Sons (H.K.) Limited and a
Non-Executive Director of Swire Properties Limited.
Swire, Chairman of Swire Pacific, said, “I would like to thank
John for his tremendous contributions to the company over the past
39 years. Under his leadership as the Chief Executive Officer and
then as Chairman, Cathay has built on its already enviable
reputation for quality service and the extensive global network
which underpins the success of Hong Kong as Asia’s largest
international passenger hub. The three-year transformation programme now nearing completion leaves Cathay well-positioned for
continued growth in the future.”
Mr. Healy said, “I look forward to working
closely with CEO Augustus Tang, my long-term Swire colleague, his
talented team and the entire Board of Directors. Together, and
with the support of the Cathay team, we will ensure that our
airlines focus relentlessly on safety, on enhancing the travel
experiences of our customers, on being efficient in everything
that we do, and on competing effectively to create positive
business performance. Cathay Pacific has been Hong Kong’s home carrier for over
seven decades. Despite current challenges, I am confident in the
future of Hong Kong and Cathay Pacific will remain fully committed
to this great city as Asia’s key aviation hub.”
Mr. Healy will
also assume the role of Chairman of Swire Coca-Cola and retain
responsibility for the Group’s worldwide beverages business. His
biography can be found in the attachment.
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