At last Shane Nollan of PlaneConsult, who was tainted with conflict of interest, is finally out of MAS for good. He was supposed to have been given an extension until end July 2012 by the top management of MAS. Shane Nollan’s pre-mature departure must be an abrupt decision.
Yours truly believes that upon hearing this news from AJ’s email 6:49 pm on 31-5-2012, the general responds from MAS staffs would be: “ALHAMDULILAH! BERSYUKURLAH KAMI … !”. This news came many months too late and a lot of damage have been done to MAS. A lot of heartache have been endured by MAS staffs over the ill thought out decisions of this Mat Salleh whose decisions have been blindly endorsed by AJ. One of which was the uplifting of the 35,000 passengers AirAsia X Sdn Bhd and the Re-accommodation Agreement, in HERE.
MAS badly needed people of integrity and has MAS interest at heart at all time. Yours truly has been told that Dr Hugh Dunleavy is what MAS needed. But he was under utilised since he joined MAS in mid January 2012.
Part of Dr Hugh Dunleavy’s illustrious careers have been listed down in AJ’s e-mail of today at 6:49 pm below. One would have thought AJ would have also clarify the report in the Sun about the resignation of Rashdan, the Amok’s most trusted crony, as Deputy Group CEO of MAS. Hopefully AJ would clarify as soon as possible whether Rashdan had in fact tendered his resignation.
It has been said that the appointment of Dr Hugh Dunleavy was the only sound decision that AJ has made after his 10 long months in MAS. Congratulation AJ! It is better late than never.
From: YOUR VOICE ONLINE <UVOICE@malaysiaairlines.com>
Date: 31 May 2012 18:49:11 GMT+08:00
Subject: Circular from Group CEO: Corporate Restructuring – Commercial Division
(STRICTLY FOR INTERNAL CIRCULATION ONLY)
CIRCULAR FROM GROUP CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
To : All Staff System-wide
Date : 31 May 2012
Ref : GCEO CIR 022/12
CORPORATE RESTRUCTURING – COMMERCIAL DIVISION
I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Hugh Dunleavy as Commercial Director effective 1 June 2012. In this role, Dr Hugh will head Commercial Division which will also include the functions of Network, Alliance and Planning.
Dr. Hugh joined Malaysia Airlines in mid-January 2012. He has been in the aviation industry for 30 years and his experience includes strategy and planning, revenue/yield management, airline alliances, decision support systems, operations research and regulatory affairs. Dr Hugh has held senior positions at WestJet Airlines, Lufthansa Systems, Star Alliance, Air Canada and at PROS (Passenger Revenue Optimization Systems) Revenue Management. He is a frequent speaker at international airline conferences, a publisher of numerous papers on IT, airline pricing and revenue management, and has also served as one of the North American editors to the Journal of Pricing & Revenue Management. With his past experience and a solid reputation, we trust that Dr. Hugh is capable of driving the Commercial team to deliver results for the Division and Company as a whole.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Shane Nolan who has been the interim Commercial Director for the past few months whilst allowing Management ample time to identify a suitable candidate for this position.
Please continue to give your support to Dr. Hugh Dunleavy and together let’s work to rebuild Malaysia Airlines as the Preferred Premium Carrier.
Ahmad Jauhari Yahya