Swissport has promoted Liam McElroy from his previously held post of interim Chief Operating Officer to the company’s Head of Western Europe region, comprising the UK and Ireland. He takes over from Jason Holt, Former Head of Swissport Western Europe, who has decided to leave the company after successfully streamlining the ground handler’s business to match the reduced demand in the post-COVID-19 market.

In this new role, McElroy will steer Swissport’s ground services and cargo handling activities in the region. He will report to Luzius Wirth, Executive Vice President EMEA and member of Group Executive Management of Swissport International AG.

“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,” said Luzius Wirth, Executive Vice President EMEA.

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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