WFS names Clark as global head of safety & security

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David Clark is to join Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) on 27 February next year as global head of safety & security.

Clark will report directly to WFS’ chief executive officer, Craig Smyth, and be based in Paris. He joins WFS after spending more than 17 years with British Airways where he has held various senior management roles in engineering and ground operations.

Most recently, Clark ran the ground operations safety, quality and training functions globally, working with the airline’s in-house ground handling teams, ground service providers, partner airlines and IATA to drive improvements in safety and security.

Smyth says: “Safety and security is our number one priority. As such, David’s appointment brings not only a deep understanding of aviation safety and security risk and regulatory frameworks, but also a current perspective from a major international airline and WFS customer.”

Clark adds: “I am delighted to be joining one of the world’s leading airport service organisations, especially at such an exciting time in the company’s history. I’m looking forward to joining the team and making WFS best in class in this industry.”