Virgin Atlantic Cargo has appointed a new managing director (MD) in the shape of David Geer (pictured below) who will succeed John Lloyd who will leave the airline in August after 30 years.
Geer joined Virgin Atlantic in April 2012 and has spent the last five years with Virgin Holidays, most recently as commercial, product and business development director, before being appointed as interim MD of Virgin Holidays in February.
Virgin Atlantic executive vice president for operations, Phil Maher says: “Cargo is an extremely important and vibrant part of our business and it makes a significant contribution to the overall success of the airline.
“John has been a great leader of Virgin Atlantic Cargo and has helped us to consistently punch above our weight in the cargo market.
“With his own proven track record within the Virgin organisation, David also understands our passion for customer service and I am confident he will continue to take the business forward with the support of our outstanding cargo team.”
Geer will be based at Virgin Atlantic’s VHQ close to London Gatwick Airport and says: “John is certainly going to be a hard act to follow but this is an exciting new challenge and I am really looking forward to working with our cargo team and getting to know our customers.
“Virgin Atlantic Cargo has a great reputation for its service levels, strong customer relationships and winning mentality, and the business has a very important role to play in the continued growth of the airline.”
In 2016, the airline carried over 218,000 tonnes of cargo, two per cent ahead of its target for the year.