More board upheaval

Menzies loses another CEO as Wilson joins distiller

Menzies Aviation

Menzies board has restructured again

Airport services group John Menzies has lost its third CEO in four years after Giles Wilson announced he was leaving to join a whisky distiller.

Mr Wilson, who will become chief financial officer at William Grant & Sons, had been interim CEO at Menzies following the surprise departure of Forsyth Black in March 2019. He was appointed permanently last June, tasked with overseeing £10 million of cuts.

Mr Black replaced Jeremy Stafford who resigned in 2016 for what were described as personal reasons after just 15 months in the post.

Mr Wilson joined Menzies in 2011 and was appointed CFO in June 2016. He will leave at the end of August to join Glenfiddich owner William Grant & Sons.

Menzies will revert to an earlier executive structure without a CEO. Chairman Philipp Joeinig will take a more “active” role in overseeing the group with members of the senior executive team directly reporting to him.

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