Magma Aviation appoints Brannigan as deputy CEO

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Brannigan joins Magma

Magma Aviation has appointed Conor Brannigan, an air cargo expert with over 15 years industry experience, as deputy CEO.

Brannigan joins the business following two years at Cargolux based in Luxemburg in a senior role as director strategic alliances and market development. Previously to that, he spent almost six years in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates at Etihad, in a global cargo position. His career in aviation began at Aer Lingus in 2006 where he progressed to cargo business analyst.

This experience prepares him well for his new role at Magma Aviation based at the London Gatwick headquarters, says the operator. He will be working closely with Ross Wilson CEO, Tom Wrigley COO and Tom Helyar, general manager as well as the wider group board of directors.

Ross Wilson, Magma Aviation CEO comments: “We are delighted and excited to welcome Conor to the team at Magma Aviation. His experience and industry knowledge will be paramount in moving us to the next level. The cargo industry is a tight knit community and Conor is already known to us and our colleagues across the wider group, making for an even smoother transition into the business. I have every confidence that he will be a great success in the new role”

Brannigan says: “I am looking forward to this new role and having experience working in large companies it’s great to be joining Magma Aviation that has that lean family feel to it but with a powerhouse behind. One of my tasks will be to look at synergies across the whole group and how we can take a collective approach as part of our growth strategy. Digitalisation is high on the agenda too”.