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Executive Management board

John Menzies | Boardroom
Philipp Joeinig
Executive Chairman - Appointed July 2019

Philipp brings a deep understanding of the Aviation Services industry to the Board, having occupied a number of executive director roles within Swissport International Limited over a ten year period (2007-2016) as a member of the Management Board, latterly being in charge of all businesses in Europe Central, East and West. Prior to this his career included management consultant roles with both Management Consulting Group PLC and Lausanne Consulting Group Limited.

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Giles Wilson
Chief Executive Officer - Appointed June 2019

Giles was appointed CFO of the Group in June 2016 and assumed the position of Chief Executive Officer on 6 June 2019. Having joined the Group in 2011, Giles has held a variety of senior roles, including Finance Director of Menzies Aviation and Senior Vice-President of the Group’s African, Middle East and Indian Operations. A chartered accountant, he was formerly Finance Director of Commercial Estates Group and held senior finance positions at Gallaher Group PLC, including Finance Director UK.

Giles brings great financial acumen and a deep knowledge of the Aviation Services market to his role on the Board.

Alvaro Gomez-Reino
Chief Financial Officer – Appointed December 2019

Alvaro brings significant financial and international business experience in the Aviation Services industry where he previously was Chief Financial Officer at Swissport International Limited. Alvaro led the Group’s financial matters across more than 45 counties including complex financing structures and several M& A transactions.  Alvaro previously held positions with Amey plc, Ferrovial and Hewlett Packard.

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John Geddes
Executive Director: Corporate Affairs Director & Group Company Secretary - Appointed November 2016

John has held the position of Group Company Secretary since 2006, having joined the Group in 1997, and was appointed to the Board in late 2016 as Director of Corporate Affairs.

John possesses a keen and comprehensive understanding of the Aviation Services market and his responsibilities include Governance, Risk and Investor Relations. As a Chartered Secretary, John’s career has included Company Secretariat posts at both Bank of Scotland plc and Guinness plc.

Mervyn Walker
Chief Operating Officer - Appointed October 2019

Mervyn graduated from Queens University Belfast in Business Economics. He worked for Aer Lingus in various operations and sales positions for eight years before joining Servisair (now Swissport). In Servisair he held various senior positions including SVP Continental Europe. He joined Menzies Aviation in 2001 and as EVP Operations helped grow the business until he left the company in 2015. Mervyn then worked in numerous private equity-backed projects including Interim Chairman of Mallaghan GSE.

Mervyn rejoined Menzies in early 2019 and now is the post holder as Chief Operating Officer.

Claire Hall
EVP People - October 2017

Claire brings experience in leading large cultural change programmes, talent solutions and leadership development and has a wealth of knowledge of working in partnership with unions to drive organisational step-change.

Claire joined Menzies Aviation with a wealth of operational and HR experience gained over several decades from brands such as Tesco, Boots, British Gas and McDonalds. At the latter, Claire was the driving force behind McDonald’s UK moves on culture and hospitality. She was also instrumental in helping to ensure the business continues to be recognised as a leading employer through its progressive moves on contracts, pay and benefits.

Claire also holds a NED role at Sellafield Ltd.