Cathay Pacific COO Rupert Hogg will replace Ivan Chu as the airline's CEO and chairman of Hong Kong Dragon Airlines (Cathay Dragon) from May 1, announced the Hong Kong-based carrier in a statement.
Chu, who led Cathay Pacific as the chief executive in the last three years, will become chairman of John Swire & Sons (China) to direct the group’s overall mainland China investment and development strategy. He will remain on the boards of Cathay Pacific as a non-executive director and Swire Pacific.
These changes come amid a wider reshuffle of the airline's leadership.
From June 1, Paul Loo, director corporate development & IT of Cathay Pacific, will become the airline's chief customer and commercial officer while Algernon Yau, CEO of Cathay Dragon, will be appointed director service delivery of Cathay Pacific, in addition to his current role.