Dragonair names new chief executive

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Cathay Pacific subsidiary Dragonair has named Algernon Yau as its new chief executive, succeeding Patrick Yeung who is moving to become Cathay’s group general manager for Taiwan and Korea.

Yau has been heading Cathay Pacific Services, which operates the airline’s cargo terminal at Hong Kong, since mid-2011.

He joined Dragonair in 1994 having previously worked with Cathay Pacific, which eventually took over Dragonair in 2006.

Cathay Pacific has also disclosed a number of senior management changes, with three new directors appointed.

Dane Cheng becomes director of sales and marketing, succeeding Rupert Hogg following his move to the chief operating officer role.

Cathay has also appointed James Ginns as director for service delivery while James Tong becomes director for corporate affairs.