Menzies hires CFO, creates new executive board

UPDATE 2 — Edinburgh-based aviation logistics company John Menzies announced on Monday the appointment of a new chief financial officer (CFO) and the creation of an executive management board.

The new CFO is Alvaro Gomez-Reino, who has held senior financial positions with Amey plc, Ferrovial and Swissport and will take up his post and join the board on December 1, 2019.

MENZIES also said Mervyn Walker has been promoted to chief operating officer.

“The addition of Mervyn and Alvaro completes the senior leadership team,” said Menzies.

“Following these appointments, we can confirm the creation of an executive management board.

“The board will be chaired by Philipp Joeinig, executive chairman and will consist of Giles Wilson, chief executive, John Geddes, corporate affairs director and Claire Hall, EVP People together with Alvaro Gomez-Reino and Mervyn Walker.

“The executive management board will be responsible for the overall delivery of the group’s strategy and business performance.

“Its focus will be on bringing back a customer centric approach and becoming the provider of choice for our customers.

“The board will concentrate on both organic and inorganic growth and stay focused on delivering safe, secure and consistent services for our customers.

“We will deliver this focus by developing the corporate culture to recruit and retain the best team and driving sustainable returns to deliver shareholder value.”