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Virgin Atlantic Cargo confirms new Regional Vice President line-up

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(EMEA), the Americas and Asia Pacific regions with responsibility for the commercial aspects of its in-market activities.

       

• Nick Jones has rejoined the airline as Regional Vice President EMEA after three years with Emirates, based in Dubai. Nick

       

has a wealth of cargo, commercial and international aviation experience gained from his time at Emirates and previously

       

at Virgin Atlantic Airways. In his new post, he is based at London’s Heathrow Airport. During his previous eight year stint

       

with Virgin Atlantic, Nick was employed in roles within both the passenger and cargo divisions. After leaving Virgin Atlantic

       

in 2007, Nick held a senior role in a strategic team charged with determining the future expansion of the Emirates network,

       

encompassing fleet planning, scheduling, crew management, cargo, finance and governmental relations, with particular

       

emphasis on Emirates’ growth into Europe.

       

• James Williams takes up the post of Regional Vice President, Americas, based in New York and responsible for Virgin’s

       

commercial cargo activities throughout the region. He was previously Vice President, Asia Pacific for Virgin Atlantic Cargo

       

and during this period the airline successfully insourced its cargo operation and set up offices in Hong Kong, Shanghai and

       

Australia. James began his logistics career in 1993 with a customs broker in Sydney before moving to Europe and joining

       

Virgin Atlantic Cargo as an Internal Sales Agent and, later, Area Sales Manager and Senior Account Manager. As VP Asia

       

Pacific in Hong Kong, he managed the Asia Pacific Region including the online stations of India, China, Hong Kong, Japan

       

and Australia.

       

• Dominic Jones, newly-appointed Regional Vice President, Asia Pacific was formerly Vice President, EMEA for Virgin Atlantic

       

Cargo. In his previous post heading up the EMEA region, he successfully set up Virgin’s offices in Kenya and South Africa.

       

Having spent seven years in the UK market, his strong knowledge of business to Asia Pacific will be a strong asset as

       

he now focuses on traffic moving from his new region to the rest of the world. Dominic Jones, now based in Hong Kong,

       

began his career working for Walt Disney and Madame Tussauds Group in Florida and London respectively before joining

       

Virgin Atlantic as Internal Sales and Reservations Manager.

       

Dan Parker, Vice President Commercial for Virgin Atlantic Cargo, said: “We have a great pool of talent right across our business

       

and that is essential to our objective of delivering the best customer service at all times. We want to give our people the best

       

possible choice of career opportunities to develop their skills and knowledge and to retain them within the business because

       

our customers place great value in working with them. As part of this commitment, our strategy is to rotate our Regional Vice

       

Presidents periodically to ensure our leadership team gains the biggest possible view of our network and customers at a local

       

and international level.”

       

Virgin Atlantic Cargo has also announced the appointment of Marie Epstein as Regional Sales Manager for the United States,

       

based in New York. She has 26 years experience in the freight forwarding, brokerage and airline industry having started her

       

career with Eagle Transport Services in New York. Since then, Marie has held sales and account management roles in the US

       

with Pakistan International Airlines, Pan Am and American Airlines. Prior to joining Virgin Atlantic, she was Strategic Partner

       

Manager for Delta Air Lines Cargo/Northwest Airlines Cargo.

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