People / WFS announces management changes in corporate restructure

first_img Craig Smyth, former boss of Menzies who took on the WFS challenge last year, has announced his changes to the management team.The company’s Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia regions are to be divided into two service product regions: cargo and ground handling.John (BJ) Batten is to head the cargo operations in Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia (EMEAA), as executive vice president.Barry Nassberg, group chief operating officer, becomes group chief commercial officer, while Justin Jaques, formerly vice president Asia and Middle East, becomes senior vice president commercial. Catherine Thomas has been named general counsel and heard of legal.On the ground handling side, Will Facey is to join the company from EasyJet, where he is head of network operations. From the end of August he becomes executive vice president ground handling for EMEAA.In past months, WFS appointed Dave Clark as global head of safety and security, while Pedro Garcia was named Chief information officer. Fabienne Bricaud became global head of people.Craig SmythMr Smyth said: “We have clear strategic goals for the future of WFS and the leadership team we are building will drive this next phase of our expansion. In putting this team together, we are combining the existing knowledge and extensive expertise already in the company with new blood as we develop our world class suite of aviation services for our customers through our one global network.” By Alex Lennane 23/05/2017last_img read more