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Old 28th May 2013, 22:17
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Who the hell is Anna T?
Sad to see the Mark 8 moving on. Who will be the one to turn out the lights on the 400?
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Old 28th May 2013, 22:28
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And I see R.D. is moving on from Line Ops to COO of AirHK.

And who the hell is Anna T?
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Old 28th May 2013, 23:07
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Anna T is a Swire prince(ss?) who has bounced around Cathay and AHK for the last 20ys. Basically cut from the same cloth as the last couple. So expect more of the same head knocking and 19th century HR.......
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Old 29th May 2013, 01:49
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I don't think she has the balls for the job!
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Old 29th May 2013, 02:44
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I just hope she has the brains to actually speak with pilots before making big decisions on how to manage them.
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Old 29th May 2013, 02:56
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Nothing for PH anywhere. Some good news then
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Old 29th May 2013, 03:05
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And NR moving again as well.... No money in Cargo then....
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Old 29th May 2013, 06:32
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I hope Swire realised the level of stife generated by the last individuals.
MH as GMO seems a step forward.
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Old 29th May 2013, 08:46
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And having done a great job at cargo our past DFO now becomes Director Personnel.
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Old 29th May 2013, 09:00
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The more things change- the more they stay the same

If tradition holds, the senior person on the Aircraft Flight Safety Video goes on to become DFO. I guess the swap of RD across to AHK for AT is just RD broadening his experience before replacing RH as DFO.

I wager AT will be a puppet of NR. Management by remote control. That is mildly amusing as one of the first things NR will have to deal with is the steamng pile of stinky p00 of SHP claims. Amusing, because it was his inaction that created this mess.

Karma.... What a bitch

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Old 29th May 2013, 15:02
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This is just another case of no significant change.

The DFO AHK slot is probably available due to retirement of the incumbent. The popular guy moving there will most likely stay in position until his retirement. This is a loss for CX Pilots and a gain for all at AHK. However, his replacement as GMO is same-same.

With NR staying in CX City he can continue his puppet show through the DFO.

The GMA position is a poisoned chalice. I guess that the good news on the promotion would have been followed by a quick brief. "Sort out this can of worms, ignore the court cases and deliver us a cost savings of 10% by the end of the year... any questions?"
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Old 29th May 2013, 15:18
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The appointment of a woman as GMA is either a stroke of genius or utter folly. If she has any brains, she will know what she is taking on. Either she will want to make some positive changes to the appalling relationship we have with our Managers or will just be given the 'chalice' and told to do as she's instructed. I'd love to sit in on the handover from PH. All I can say is 'Good Luck' because you can't do any worse than the present incumbent.
Well done to Mark 8 though. Genuine talent recognised.
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Old 29th May 2013, 15:52
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Undoubtedly..."do as instructed".

Swire has hired some seriously talented Chinese graduates over the years but without exception, they have all left due to tokenism and slow promotion.

Those that floated to the surface (with a few exceptions in shipping) like PC were sub-par.

Gweilos..would become outport managers within 5 years...locals 15-20 years.

We are now seeing some local talent as country managers which is a very good thing. FWIW.
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Old 29th May 2013, 17:01
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MH congrats and great choice.

GL for Boeing fleet manager or Pete L for the 747 otherwise.

AT I think will be better than PH.

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If she's a charmer watch out!

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Old 29th May 2013, 21:26
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Head of the table

SMOC Quote:-
" If she's a charmer watch out!
Sutch is moving up fast and Dad was a charmer!"

Indeed, let's not forget that he sat at the head of the table in the boardroom!
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Old 29th May 2013, 23:02
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Anyone know what the new GMA's position was in AHK?
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Old 1st Jun 2013, 13:47
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Does anyone know who is taking over from Mark 8 in the 747-8 Operations Office (also referred to as the 747 Fleet Office)?
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Old 1st Jun 2013, 14:56
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I bet you can figure it out in two guesses.
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Old 1st Jun 2013, 16:46
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Get a life people..who gives a ****'s all the same Masonic , round table crap on the little guy and marginalize the Pilot will be a corporate corriollis effect in the end and Swire will bid us all adios for the new pretenders at China S or East..FGS....
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Old 2nd Jun 2013, 07:50
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Thanks Pucka, que a million posts about blasphemy.
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