09 Dec 2013 12:30
Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates,has announced key new appointments within its commercial division which span the globe and cater for the airline’s growing requirements.
The changes see Adam
Phillips return to Abu Dhabi to take the position of Vice President Commercial
Strategy and Planning; Craig Thomas will move to Bangkok to replace Adam as
Vice President Asia Pacific North and the Indian Subcontinent; and Alan Glover
will move from Dublin to Australia to replace Craig as Manager Sales Victoria.
Etihad Airways’ Chief Commercial Officer said: “These are exciting moves within
Etihad Airways’ Commercial Division and support the continued transformation of
our business. Adam, Craig and Alan have been part of the Etihad Airways family for
several years and will bring this crucial knowledge of the business to their
Adam Phillips’ new
role as Vice President Commercial Strategy and Planningwill see him develop and
implement innovative sales and distribution strategies across the global commercial
division as well as evolving the methods that Etihad Airways uses to sell
flights and increase ancillary revenue. Adam will report directly to Peter
Craig Thomas will
move from his current role as Manager Sales Victoria in Melbourne to replace
Adam as Vice President Asia Pacific North and the Indian Subcontinent, and will
relocate to Bangkok.
Craig will be
responsible for sales in the markets of Bangladesh, Belarus, China, India,
Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Russia, Sri Lanka, and
Thailand. Craig will report directly to Abu Dhabi-based, Vice President Global Sales,
Alan Glover will move
from his role as Manager Corporate Sales in Dublin to replace Craig as Manager Sales
Victoria in Melbourne. He will report to Luisa Pastrello, Country Manager Australia,
and look after sales in Melbourne and across the state of Victoria, as well as
neighbouring states of South Australia and Tasmania.