UK defence official to be Etihad chief

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Head of defence procurement to join the airline in January
Etihad Airways parent Etihad Aviation Group has confirmed the appointment of Tony Douglas as group chief executive officer, who will join the company in January 2018.
He joins from the United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defence, where he has been head of its Defence Equipment and Support section responsible for procuring and supporting all of the equipment and services for the British Armed Forces.
Douglas has also held senior positions with UK airport operator BAA and as chief operating officer and group chief executive designate of the construction multinational Laing O’Rourke.
At BAA, he was managing director of the Heathrow Terminal 5 project, group supply chain director, group technical director, and finally CEO of Heathrow Airport.
Previously, he held positions in the UAE such as CEO of Abu Dhabi Airports Company and CEO of Abu Dhabi Ports Company, where he was responsible for the successful delivery of Khalifa Port.
“We are delighted to have Tony return to Abu Dhabi to lead Etihad,” said group chairman Mohamed Mubarak Fadhel Al Mazrouei.
“He has guided the transformation of large organisations in the UAE and the UK, and he understands the UAE and the region. He is also deeply knowledgeable about commercial aviation and keenly familiar with Etihad’s challenges and opportunities in a rapidly changing industry.”
TTG Nordic