Tony Douglas has been appointed as the new CEO of Etihad Aviation Group, effective January 2018.
Douglas joins Etihad from the United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defence, where he has served as CEO of the defence equipment and support department, responsible for procuring and supporting all the equipment and services for the British Armed Forces.
In the UK, he held senior positions with airport operator BAA, and as chief operating officer and group chief executive designate of Laing O’Rourke. His roles under airport operator BAA included managing director of the Heathrow Terminal 5 project, group supply chain director, group technical director, and CEO of Heathrow Airport.
Previously, Douglas held senior positions in the UAE, most notably as CEO of Abu Dhabi Airports Company and as CEO of Abu Dhabi Ports Company.
Ray Gammell, who has served as interim group CEO since May 2017, will return to his position as group chief people and performance officer.
Says Gammell: “With new challenges and new opportunities, Tony will guide the company into the next phase of its development.”
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