Management changes as Menzies ‘trades well’

Edinburgh-based aviation logistics and news distribution firm John Menzies announced key management changes and said in a trading update that it continues to trade well and is confident of “being marginally ahead of current market expectations.”

Menzies said it “continues to benefit from foreign exchange tailwinds which will further enhance the full year result.”

Menzies has been under pressure from activist shareholders to split into two separate companies in aviation and distribution.

The company said that John Geddes, currently group company secretary, is appointed to its board as corporate affairs director.

Geddes has been with Menzies for 19 years.

Menzies also said that on November 1, Andy Lord joined Menzies Aviation as EVP, Europe, Middle East, Africa & India.

“With over 25 years’ experience of the aviation industry, Andy adds great strength to the senior leadership team,” said Menzies.

“His executive career prior to Menzies was spent with British Airways where he performed a number of senior roles and latterly was director of operations for the airline.”

Menzies said a further announcement regarding the leadership team of its distribution division will be made soon.