Published on June 23rd, 2021 | by Alan Dwyer


Chief Commercial Officer to Leave Aer Lingus

The Chief Commercial Officer at Aer Lingus is to leave the company and take up a position at IAG Cargo. David Shepard has held the position since 2019, previous to this he worked in a number of management roles at IAG Cargo including Commercial Director and Director of Digital Ventures. He will move in the opposite direction as Lynne Embleton who moved from IAG Cargo to take over as CEO at Aer Lingus earlier this year. He will take up the new role from 1st August

David Shepard

Commenting on the appointment, Chief Executive at IAG Cargo, David Podolsky said, “As we build on the success of 2020, we are excited to be welcoming David back who brings a wealth of experience. David will lead all aspects of our business in close collaboration with me, in this vital time in aviation. The past year has shown just how essential air cargo is for industries around the world and this appointment reflects the importance of cargo in the Group.”

Also commenting was David Shepard who said, “I am delighted to be returning to IAG Cargo working closely with David and the wider cargo team at this time of unprecedented change as we look to expand and further transform our cargo offering.”

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