Rupert Hogg became Chief Executive Officer of Cathay Pacific on 1 May 2017. He is also Chairman of Hong Kong Dragon Airlines Limited and AHK Air Hong Kong Limited and a board Director of Cathay Pacific, John Swire & Sons (HK) Limited and Air China Cargo Company Limited. Prior to taking up his current role, Mr Hogg was Chief Operating Officer from 2014 to 2017, responsible for overseeing the airline’s business and operations worldwide. He was appointed Director Sales & Marketing in August 2010 and Director Cargo in September 2008. Mr Hogg joined John Swire & Sons in 1986 and worked with Cathay Pacific from 1987 to 1997 in a variety of management positions, both in Hong Kong and Southeast Asia. From 2002 to 2008, Mr Hogg was Managing Director of James Finlay Limited - a wholly owned subsidiary of John Swire & Sons and one of the world’s largest diversified tea businesses. From 2000 to 2002, he was Managing Director of Swire subsidiary Kalari Holdings Limited, a national transport and logistics company based in Melbourne, Australia. He took up this position after a two-year secondment to John Swire & Sons Pty Limited as Commercial Manager, based in the Sydney office.