Cathay Pacific Airways announced that Charlie Stewart-Cox has been appointed as the airline’s General Manager South Asia, Middle East and Africa with effect from 21 January 2013. Stewart-Cox will be responsible for overseeing the business and operations of Cathay Pacific and Dragonair in the three regions and will be based in Mumbai, India.
Stewart-Cox joined Cathay Pacific in September 1982. He has held a number of positions within the airline including Assistant Reservations Manager – Central Reservations Control; Country Manager India, Nepal and Bangladesh; Airport Services Manager – Kai Tak; Marketing and Sales Manager- Hong Kong; and Marketing Communications Manager. From January 1998 to 2007 he was General Manager Marketing, responsible for the worldwide marketing operations of Cathay Pacific. He was also the Swire group’s General Manager Group Public Affairs from 1996 to 1997.
Previously, Stewart-Cox was General Manager Inflight Services, a post he took up in September 2007. He was in charge of managing Cathay Pacific’s Inflight services portfolio, with responsibility for the airline’s cabin crew and Inflight service development. He was also responsible for ensuring a smooth and efficient operation and maintaining a robust safety management system within the Inflight Services Department.
Stewart Cox will replace Tom Wright, who retires from the position after 27 years’ of service with the Group. Among his various roles in the Company Wright took up an assignment as General Manager Middle East, India and Africa based in the Kingdom of Bahrain in February 2006 and moved to Mumbai in August 2007.He was overseeing Cathay Pacific and Dragonair’s passenger and cargo operations in South Asia, Middle East and Africa from then until 20 January 2013.
Stewart-Cox was born in the United Kingdom in 1960. He studied at Marlborough College and the University of Nottingham where he graduated with a BA Hons in American Studies. He is married with two boys.