WFS strengthens leadership team with two new appointments

posted on 20th February 2019 by Justin Burns

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has announced new leadership roles for two of its most senior executives in the Americas to strengthen its global network.

Mike Duffy (pictured left) and Mike Simpson (below left) will become executive vice president innovation and executive vice president Americas respectively, reporting to Craig Smyth, chief executive officer of WFS.

Duffy will use his considerable cargo and ground handling expertise, and industry network, to establish new ways of working, identifying and sharing best practice from across the business as well as taking advantage of new technologies.

When he takes up this new role in April, he will work across all WFS regions and functions with the single objective of using innovation to make the business better.

Using his strong financial track record across many different industries – including spending the last three years as CFO Americas for WFS – Simpson will step up to his new post on 1 March 2019.

Smyth said: “Driving innovation across our global business is one of our strategic priorities and in Mike Duffy we have the perfect person in our leadership team to bring great knowledge and inspiration to this role.

“This also creates the opportunity to give Mike Simpson a very well-earned promotion to lead our growing Americas operations to the next level. I am confident they will enjoy great success in their new roles and produce significant benefits for our business.”