Abu Dhabi-based carrier Etihad Airways has named UK Ministry of Defense executive Tony Douglas as group CEO, succeeding James Hogan in the role.
Douglas is no stranger to Abu Dhabi. He has previously held CEO roles at Abu Dhabi Airports Company and Abu Dhabi Ports Company.
Most recently, Douglas has been working as CEO of the UK MoD defense equipment and support department. Prior to that, he held senior roles with UK airport operator BAA, including Heathrow Airport CEO and MD of the Heathrow Terminal 5 project.
Douglas will join Etihad in January 2018, taking over from Ray Gammell, who has held the role on an interim basis since May 2017. Gammell will return to his role as group Chief People & Performance Officer.