Steve Allen and Fabio Gamba appointed as the new chair and DG of ASA

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Airport Services Association (ASA) has appointed Fabio Gamba as director general while dnata divisional senior vice president Steve Allen has been elected by the board as the new ASA chair.

Both appointments are effective immediately. Gamba (pictured above left) takes on this role in addition to his position as managing director of the Airline Catering Association (ACA).

Jon Conway stepped down as director general of ASA at the end of March after completing his two-year term. Allen (pictured above right) replaces Sally Leible, president of Airport Terminal Services, who is stepping down after serving as chair of the association since 2017.

Allen said: “Fabio is the perfect fit for the Airport Services Association to lead our organisation into the 2020s. Given his wealth of experience in managing associations in the aviation sector, he will hit the ground running.

“With his deep expertise and passion for aviation, he will be able to deliver for our members and the 1.6 million employees working in the airport services sector globally.

“I would also like to thank Jon Conway and Sally Leible for their tremendous service over the past two years. They have taken ASA to a new level.”

Gamba said: “I am honoured to be trusted to lead two organisations that represent crucial parts of the aviation industry. My clear priority is to strengthen the reputation of both the ground handling and airline catering industry.

“The men and women working at airports around the world make sure that air travel is safe, comfortable and enjoyable. I look forward to representing them and the members of ACA and ASA.”

Gamba is based in Brussels, has over 20 years’ experience in the aviation and aerospace sectors. Prior to ACA, he was the CEO of the European Business Aviation Association and the deputy secretary general of the Association of European Airlines.