Cathay Pacific's chairman John Slosar, will be retiring at the conclusion of the next board meeting on November 6, 2019, according to a statement by the airline, and the board of directors has appointed Patrick Healy to succeed him in the chairman role.
Arabian Business reported that Slosar stepping down marks the latest high-profile executive to leave the troubled airline after it drew Beijing's ire over pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong.
The statement included comments from Slosar, who said: "I would like to thank the entire Cathay team for their support, commitment and friendship during my years as part of that team. They are always at their best in challenging times, when their dedication really shines through."
Healy said: "Cathay Pacific has been Hong Kong’s home carrier for over seven decades. Despite current challenges, I am confident in the future of Hong Kong and Cathay Pacific will remain fully committed to this great city as Asia’s key aviation hub."