Hogan to depart in weeks as Etihad names interim CEO

To assume full management responsibilities from today, the airline said in a statement

Etihad Aviation Group appointed Ray Gammell as interim group chief executive officer (CEO), as James Hogan, the current president and group CEO, will leave on July 1.

Gammell is the group’s current chief people and performance officer and has been a member of the executive leadership since joining the business in 2009.

He will assume full management responsibilities from today [Monday], the airline said in a statement.

Separately, Ricky Thirion will take over the responsibilities of group CFO, with James Rigney leaving the company on July 1.

Thirion joined Etihad Airways in 2007 and is the current senior vice-president group treasurer.

Mohamed Mubarak Fadhel Al Mazrouei, chairman of the board of the Etihad Aviation Group, said: “Ray and Ricky are experienced leaders and have the complete confidence of the board. Ray will now take full management responsibility for the Etihad Aviation Group, ensure a coordinated group approach, and continue to advance the strategic review that was initiated by the board in 2016 to reposition the business for continued development in what we anticipate being a prolonged period of challenges for global aviation.

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