Thursday, May 17, 2018 — Cathay Pacific Airways today announced the appointment of Chris Kempis, currently General Manager Flying, as Director Flight Operations with effect from mid-2018.* He will oversee all aspects of the airline’s flight operations.
Chris takes up the position after 25 years of service at Cathay Pacific; his last two years as General Manager Flying, where he was responsible for managing the airline’s flying standards, including check and training activities. He is the Air Operators Certificate (AOC) holder for training at Cathay Pacific.
Chris joined Cathay Pacific 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 Flight Operations, Anna Thompson, will take up the position of Director Human Resources at Swire Properties Limited.
*subject to regulatory approval