Air New Zealand has named Greg Foran, US chief executive for Walmart, as CEO. He will assume the role in the first quarter of 2020. A New Zealand native, Foran has led Walmart’s US division for the past five years, a period in which the company achieved multiple consecutive quarters of sales growth.


Hilton has appointed David Kelly as senior vice president, operations, continental Europe, overseeing the operations of 57 properties across 26 countries. It also named Jochem-Jan Sleiffer as area president, Middle East, Africa and Turkey, beginning Jan. 1, 2020. Kelly, who joined Hilton in 1995, has been overseeing greater China and Mongolia for the brand and has served in multiple roles on several continents. He has been in China since 2012 and led multi-brand growth of the China portfolio from 34 to over 210 hotels. Sleiffer has had a three-decade career at Hilton, most recently as senior vice president operations, continental Europe.

Amadeus has promoted Sylvain Roy to senior vice president of the technology, platforms and engineering group. He started at Amadeus as a software engineer 16 years ago and had most recently been vice president of research and development.