Management Team


Chief Executive Officer


TANG, Kin Wing Augustus has been a Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Company since October 2008 and November 2008 respectively. He joined the Swire group in 1982 and has worked with Cathay Pacific Airways Limited in Hong Kong, Malaysia and Japan. He is also a Director of John Swire & Sons (H.K.) Limited.


Group Director Airframe Services


BARRINGTON, William Edward James was appointed a Director and Group Director Airframe Services of the Company with effect from 7th September 2015. He previously worked with Cathay Pacific Airways Limited in Hong Kong, Malaysia and Canada and was appointed Executive Director of Cathay Pacific Airways Limited. He joined the Swire group in 1982.


Chief Executive Officer of HAECO Americas


KENDALL, Charles Richard is Chief Executive Officer of HAECO Americas. He was previously Director & General Manager of Hong Kong Aero Engine Services Limited. He joined the Swire group in 1984 and has worked with the group in Hong Kong, Australia, Papua New Guinea, Japan, the United States, Singapore and New Zealand.


Group Director Cabin Solutions


RASMUSSEN, Doug was appointed President and Group Director of HAECO Cabin Solutions in October 2017. He has deep experience in the aviation industry and aircraft interiors market, with more than 15 years in industry leadership positions, most recently with Raytheon Missile Systems. Prior to that, he was Vice President & General Manager of B/E Aerospace’s Super First Class Seating business.


Group Director Human Resources


CHAU, Siu Cheong William was appointed Group Director Human Resources of the Company in September 2013. He joined the Swire group in 1973 and was previously Director Personnel of Cathay Pacific Airways Limited.


Group Director Components & Engine Services


GIBBS, Christopher Patrick has been a Director and Group Director Components & Engine Services of the Company since January 2007 and June 2017 respectively. He was previously Engineering Director of Cathay Pacific Airways Limited.


Group Director Finance


SHARPE, Rebecca Jane has been a Director and Group Director Finance of the Company since October 2017. She was previously Finance Director of The China Navigation Company Pte. Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Swire group. She joined the Swire group in 2008 and has worked with the group in Hong Kong, Mainland China and Singapore.




Directors and Officers


Executive Directors


SWIRE, Merlin Bingham has been a Director and Chairman of the Company since January 2009 and July 2018 respectively. He joined the Swire group in 1997 and has worked with the group in Hong Kong, Australia, Mainland China and the United Kingdom. He was Director and Chief Executive Officer of Taikoo (Xiamen) Aircraft Engineering Company Limited, a subsidiary of the Company, from May 2006 to June 2008. He is also Deputy Chairman and a shareholder of John Swire & Sons Limited, Chairman of John Swire & Sons (H.K.) Limited, Swire Pacific Limited and Swire Properties Limited and a Director of Cathay Pacific Airways Limited.


TANG, Kin Wing Augustus has been a Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Company since October 2008 and November 2008 respectively. He joined the Swire group in 1982 and has worked with Cathay Pacific Airways Limited in Hong Kong, Malaysia and Japan. He is also a Director of John Swire & Sons (H.K.) Limited.


BARRINGTON, William Edward James was appointed a Director and Group Director Airframe Services of the Company with effect from 7th September 2015. He previously worked with Cathay Pacific Airways Limited in Hong Kong, Malaysia and Canada and was appointed Executive Director of Cathay Pacific Airways Limited. He joined the Swire group in 1982.


GIBBS, Christopher Patrick has been a Director and Group Director Components & Engine Services of the Company since January 2007 and June 2017 respectively. He was previously Engineering Director of Cathay Pacific Airways Limited.


SHARPE, Rebecca Jane has been a Director and Group Director Finance of the Company since October 2017. She was previously Finance Director of The China Navigation Company Pte. Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Swire group. She joined the Swire group in 2008 and has worked with the group in Hong Kong, Mainland China and Singapore.

Non-Executive Directors


HUGHES, Gregory Thomas Forrest has been a Director of the Company since September 2015. He is a Director and Chief Operations and Service Delivery Officer of Cathay Pacific Airways Limited. He joined the Swire group in 1987 and has worked with the group in Hong Kong, Korea, Indonesia, Japan and Australia.

Independent Non-Executive Directors


CHA, Yiu Chung Benjamin was appointed a Director of the Company with effect from 7th September 2015. He is also Chief Executive of Grosvenor Asia Pacific Limited.


LEUNG, Yu Keung has been a Director of the Company since August 2016. He was previously Deputy Director-General of Civil Aviation of the Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department and an Alternate Director of the Airport Authority Hong Kong.


LEWIS, James Lindsay has been a Director of the Company since May 2016. He is also a Non-Executive Director of The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited, a Director of Sir Elly Kadoorie & Sons Limited and an Alternate Director of CLP Power Hong Kong Limited.


TSE, Pak Wing Peter has been a Director of the Company since December 2012. He was previously an Executive Director of CLP Holdings Limited and is an Independent Non-Executive Director of HSBC Bank (China) Company Limited and The Link Management Limited.

Executive Officers


CHAN, Ching Summit was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Taikoo (Xiamen) Aircraft Engineering Company Limited, a subsidiary of the Company, with effect from 1st September 2015. He was appointed Commercial Director of the Company in February 2009 and Group Director Commercial in June 2013. He joined the Swire group in 1988 and was previously Director Business Development of Swire Pacific Offshore Holdings Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Swire Pacific Limited.


CHAU, Siu Cheong William was appointed Group Director Human Resources of the Company in September 2013. He joined the Swire group in 1973 and was previously Director Personnel of Cathay Pacific Airways Limited.


KENDALL, Charles Richard is Chief Executive Officer of HAECO Americas. He was previously Director & General Manager of Hong Kong Aero Engine Services Limited. He joined the Swire group in 1984 and has worked with the group in Hong Kong, Australia, Papua New Guinea, Japan, the United States, Singapore and New Zealand.


KRUGER, Kevin Dennis was appointed Director and General Manager, Hong Kong Operations of the Company in July 2018. He joined the Company in 2000 and has previously worked with South African Airways.

Directors of Subsidiaries