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03 Jan 2005
Cathay Pacific Senior Management Changes Take Effect

Cathay Pacific Airways today announced the following changes to the company's senior management, effective 1 January 2005.

James Hughes-Hallett has taken up a new role in London as Chairman of John Swire & Sons Limited and has stepped down as Chairman of the Board of the airline, but remains a non-executive director.

David Turnbull has succeeded Mr. Hughes-Hallett as Chairman, Philip Chen has become Chief Executive to succeed Mr. Turnbull, and Tony Tyler has become Chief Operating Officer to succeed Mr. Chen.

Mr. Turnbull, aged 49, joined Swire in 1976 and has worked with the group in Australia, Dubai, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Hong Kong. He has been a director of Cathay Pacific since 1994, was appointed Managing Director in 1996 and Deputy Chairman and Chief Executive of the airline in 1998.

Mr. Chen, aged 49, joined Swire in 1977 and has worked with the group in Hong Kong, Mainland China and the Asia Pacific region. He has been a director of the Cathay Pacific since 1997 and was appointed Chief Operating Officer in 1998. He served as Chief Executive of Hong Kong Dragon Airlines Limited from 1994 to 1997.

Mr. Tyler, aged 49, joined Swire in 1977 and has worked with the group in Hong Kong, Australia, the Philippines, Canada, Japan, Italy and the United Kingdom. He has served as Director Corporate Development of the airline since 1996.

The directors of Cathay Pacific are: Executive Directors: Robert Atkinson, Philip Chen, Derek Cridland and Tony Tyler. Non-Executive Directors: James Hughes-Hallett, Martin Cubbon, Henry Fan, Vernon Moore, Sir Adrian Swire, David Turnbull, Raymond Yuen, Carl Yung and Zhang Xianlin. Independent Non-Executive Directors: Peter Lee, Raymond Or, Jack So and Tung Chee Chen.

Cathay Pacific Airways
Corporate Communication Department