Jon Conway – who recently left dnata – has been appointed director general of the Airport Services Association (ASA) and will take up his new position from 1 March, 2017.
A familiar figure in the ground handling world, Conway began his aviation career in 1973, when he joined BOAC Cargo (which later became British Airways Cargo) based at Heathrow Airport.
In 1981 he joined Cathay Pacific Airways, the start of a 27 year career with the Hong Kong based carrier. Initially working in the airline’s freight operation at Gatwick Airport.
Conway was then appointed airport manager at Manchester in 1989, where he spent a further five years before moving to Hong Kong in 1994 where he held a variety of senior management roles ending as director and general manager of Hong Kong Airport Services.
He joined dnata as its divisional senior vice president for UAE Airport Operations in 2008 – a post he held for eight years before stepping down at the end of 2016.