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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.

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.

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.

Juliet Thomson
EVP People - Appointed June 2020

Juliet joined the Group in 2014 in the role of Legal Counsel and has since held several Group roles, most recently leading Employee Relations & Group Compliance.  Juliet has been part of the Group’s HR Leadership Team since 2018, supporting the delivery of the Group’s People Agenda.  A qualified employment lawyer, Juliet formerly worked for law firms Pinsent Masons LLP and McGrigors LLP advising a wide variety of corporate clients on all aspects of HR and employment law.


Jamie Ross
EVP Commercial - Appointed May 2019

Jamie joined the Group in 2015 and leads Menzies Aviation’s global commercial efforts.  His career has encompassed operational and general management roles in the UK rail sector with GNER and Northern Rail as well as senior commercial and business development positions with the Go-Ahead Group Plc and Serco Group Plc.  Jamie also spent four years in the Scottish Government working across multiple sectors of the transport industry.