Cathay Pacific Airways has appointed Chris Kempis – who currently holds the role of general manager of flying – as director of flight operations with effect from mid-2018.
The Hong Kong-based carrier says he will oversee all aspects of the airline’s flight operations.
Kempis takes up the position after 25 years at Cathay Pacific and in his last two years, he has been responsible for managing the airline’s flying standards, including check and training activities. He is also the Air Operators Certificate (AOC) holder for training at Cathay Pacific.
Chris joined the airline 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 of flight operations, Anna Thompson, will take up the position of director human resources at Swire Properties Limited.