dnata promotes Barker to divisional SVP operations role

David Barker. Source: dnata

Handler dnata has promoted David Barker to divisional senior vice president for airport operations.

In his new role Barker will oversee dnata’s global ground handling and cargo business at 91 airports in 14 countries, managing a team of over 23,000 people.

He has worked for dnata for more than six years and currently leads the company’s airport operations in the US as chief executive.

Previously, he held C-suite roles at JetSource and various general manager and regional operational roles with ASIG. He also led the global mergers and acquisitions for BBA Aviation Flight Support.

Barker will be based in Dubai and will report to Steve Allen, dnata’s executive vice president.

He will take on his new role on August 1, replacing Stewart Angus who decided to leave dnata for family reasons, after 16 years.

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Damian Brett

Damian Brett
I have been writing about the freight and logistics industry since 2007 when I joined International Freighting Weekly to cover the shipping sector.After a stint in PR, I have gone on to work for Containerisation International and Lloyds List - where I was editor of container shipping - before joining Air Cargo News in 2015.Contact me on [email protected]