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Page 26 • AIRCARGO ASIA-PACIFIC • FEB - MARCH 2017 people on the move Jerome Gillett Ahmed Fahour Ross Barnett Gillet appointed ceo of DHL’s new Singapore cluster JEROME Gillet has been ap- pointed chief executive of DHL Supply Chain’s new Singapore cluster which covers Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines. In this role, Gillet will contin- ue to report to Terry Ryan, ceo DHL Supply Chain Asia Pacific, while remaining a member of the regional board. The appointment is aimed at bringing synergy for the three markets and driving new growth for the region. The DHL Supply Chain businesses locally continue to be led by the respective coun- try heads - Jason Goh, managing director Singapore, Mike Davies, managing director Malaysia and Suzie Mitchell, managing direc- tor Philippines -- who now report to Gillet. Gillet’s career in logistics spans 20-years-plus (the past 17 years in Asia Pacific) and includes roles in general management, opera- tions and business development. His last appointment was as chief customer officer of DHL Supply Chain Asia Pacific. # IAG Cargo has appointed Lew- is Girdwood its chief financial officer. Girdwood comes from easyJet, where he was head of financial planning and analysis. He replaces Sarah Nichol, who is on sabbatical. Girdwood will drive the business to achieve financial and related targets, plus ensure compliance with corpo- rate governance requirements. # Emirates SkyCargo has ap- pointed Ross Barnett its Lon- don-based UK cargo manager. He most recently was the car- rier’s cargo manager Northern England and Scotland, where he was responsible for more than 20 staff. He now will oversee cargo op- erations for 18 daily passenger flights and two London Heath- row freighter services. # Australia Post chief executive Ahmed Fahour has resigned after seven years. Fahour, who took the job in 2010, had faced criticism over his annual salary of A$5.5million but said this was not the reason he decided to step down. Fa- hour said he would leave Aus- tralia Post in July and had been planning the move since last year. # The British International Freight Association (BIFA) board has named Robert Windsor and Spencer Stevenson direc- tors of BIFA. Windsor joined the BIFA sec- retariat in June 2009 and will continue to lead the trade as- sociation’s work with govern- ment and other organisations BIFA seeks to influence on behalf of its freight forwarding members, while Stevenson will continue to oversee member- ship and training activities as well as co-ordinating the activi- ties of others in the secretariat who have roles dealing with training. # Mark Slade has been appoint- ed managing director of Hong Kong and Macau for DHL Global Forwarding. He was previously managing director Japan at the same company. While in that role, Slade also established the Japan Power Net- work, a global forum for overseas Japanese sales professionals to support one another in business development and finding local support; and wrote frequently for national newspaper The Nikkei on cross-cultural business com- munication. Slade has been the chairman of Japan’s Logistics and Freight Committee for the Euro- pean Business Council since 2012. # Art Torno, senior vice president – International and Cargo, Ameri- can Airlines will retire in April after 38 years with the airline. Torno joined American as a flight attendant and has held numerous leadership positions, including vice president – New York, vice president – Caribbean and Latin American Operations and vice president – Miami. From 2012 to 2015, Torno was senior vice president – Mexico, the Caribbean and Latin America, overseeing the airline’s operations in more than 80 cities in the re- gion before taking on his current role in 2015.