Swissport Appoints Liam Mcelroy As Head of The Western Europe Region


Liam McElroy has been appointed Head of Swissport’s Western Europe region, comprising the UK and Ireland. He succeeds Jason Holt and assumes his new role today, 1 July 2020.

Liam McElroy, previously interim Chief Operating Officer of the airport ground services unit in the UK and Ireland, has been promoted to head up Swissport Western Europe with immediate effect. In this new role, he will steer Swissport’s ground services and cargo handling activities in the UK and Ireland. McElroy reports to Luzius Wirth, Executive Vice President EMEA and member of Group Executive Management of Swissport International AG. Jason Holt, former Head of Swissport Western Europe, has decided to leave the company, after successfully initiating the streamlining of the business to match the reduced demand in the post-Covid-19 market.

We are pleased to welcome Liam as new Head of Swissport Western Europe. He can build on many years of relevant professional experience and has been successfully leading our Western Europe ground services unit as its COO on an ad interim basis,” says Luzius Wirth, Executive Vice President EMEA. “We are grateful to Jason for his valuable contributions to Swissport over the years. He has been fully committed to the Western Europe area, where most recently he has done much to limit the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on our business and on our people, both economically and in terms of protecting the reputation of Swissport and its staff.”

Liam McElroy is an experienced executive with a proven track record in several industries. He was Regional Distribution Director at Tesco, a British groceries and general merchandise retailer, and Operations Director at Exel (now DHL), a supply chain and logistics company, where he was responsible for four distribution centers. Prior to joining Swissport, Liam spent 13 years at Wincanton, the UK’s largest logistics company, providing supply chain consultancy and solutions. In his most recent role at Wincanton, Liam was Managing Director Retail & Consumer and a member of the Executive Board.

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