Cathay Pacific Airways announced the appointment of Chris Kempis, currently General Manager-Flying, as Director Flight Operations effective mid-2018. He will oversee all aspects of the airline’s flight operations.
Chris takes up the position after 25 years of service at Cathay Pacific; his last two years as General Manager-Flying, and is the Air Operators Certificate (AOC) holder for training at Cathay Pacific.
Chris joined Cathay Pacific in 1993 as a First Officer on the Boeing 747 fleet, later becoming a Training First Officer on the Airbus fleet and received his command in 2002. After joining the Flight Operations management team in a training management role in 2004, he was appointed Chief Pilot (Airbus) in 2008, where he was responsible for standards, flight-technical and operational matters on the Airbus fleet.
The current Director Flight Operations, Anna Thompson, will take up the position of Director Human Resources at Swire Properties Limited.