Dnata makes three senior management appointments

posted on 26th April 2021 by Edward Robertson
Dnata makes three senior management appointments

Dnata has made three new appointments to its senior management team as it seeks to adapt to the new demands made of the travel industry by Covid-19.

Having managed the company’s international ground handling and cargo business since 2004, Stewart Angus has now been appointed divisional senior vice president for airport operations.

The new role will also mean he is in charge of the company’s extensive airport operations at the two Dubai airports in the UAE.

Meanwhile, Robin Padgett, who has been leading dnata’s global catering operations for seven years, will also expand his responsibilities and become divisional senior vice president for catering and retail.

His promotion comes as dnata seeks to grow its buy on board offer as well as further diversify its catering operations in 12 different countries.

Finally, John Bevan has been appointed divisional senior vice president for travel and will oversee all aspects of dnata’s travel business, managing a portfolio of over 30 B2B and consumer brands across more than 20 countries when he takes the job on June 1.

Bevan has worked for dnata for more than three years, most recently leading dnata Travel Europe as CEO.

All of dnata’s three new divisional senior vice presidents will report to Steve Allen, executive vice president.

Allen said: “I’m pleased to announce enhancements to our global leadership team.

“The appointment of John to the management team and the expansion of our experienced leaders’ roles will help us emerge from the current, challenging environment as a fitter, leaner business that consistently provides service excellence to customers across the globe.

“With our highly-trained, customer-oriented team we will continue to work hard and enhance our operations to be the world’s most admired air and travel services provider.”

Dnata is a partner with over 300 airline customers and provides ground handling, cargo, catering and travel services in 35 countries.

In the financial year 2019-20 dnata’s customer-oriented teams handled 681,000 aircraft, moved 2.9 million tons of cargo, uplifted more than 93 million meals and recorded a total transaction value (TTV) of travel services of $3 billion.