29 SEP 2017: The chairman of Etihad Aviation Group, Mohamed Mubarak Fadhel Al Mazrouei, confirmed the appointment of Tony Douglas as Group CEO, who will join the company in January 2018. Douglas joins Etihad from the United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defence, where he has served as CEO, responsible for procuring and supporting all the equipment and services for the British Armed Forces. 

In the UK, he held senior positions with airport operator BAA, and as COO and group chief executive designate of Laing O’Rourke. His roles under airport operator BAA included managing director of the Heathrow Terminal 5 Project, group supply chain director, group technical director, and CEO of Heathrow Airport.
 
Previously Douglas held senior positions in the UAE, most notably as CEO of Abu Dhabi Airports Company and as CEO of Abu Dhabi Ports Company where he was responsible for the successful delivery of Khalifa Port.
 
As group CEO, Douglas will work with the board and leadership team to expand and implement a range of strategic initiatives to position Etihad for sustained success in an increasingly competitive regional and global aviation market.

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