Lynn McClelland has been appointed chief executive officer of dnata’s Catering and Retail division in the United Kingdom, effective immediately.

In her new role, Lynn McClelland will head dnata’s catering and retail operations at 18 airports across the UK. dnata currently provides quality catering and retail services to 38 airlines with a team of over 3,000 dedicated professionals in the UK.

With significant experience in previous executive roles, including as head of British Airways Global Catering and director of worldwide operations for IAG Cargo, McClelland has delivered large scale change in a wide range of positions within both the transport and food industries.

Robin Padgett, chief executive officer of dnata Catering and Retail, said: "We are delighted to announce the appointment of Lynn with dnata Catering UK. Lynn brings a wealth of international experience and has a demonstrable track record in building high performing businesses and teams, driving operational excellence, understanding our customer’s needs, as well as financial and change management.”

dnata’s flight catering operation uplifted 50.5 million meals in the period April to September 2022, a sharp increase of 204% compared to 16.6 million meals in the equivalent period in 2021.

As one of the world’s largest air and travel services providers dnata offers ground handling, cargo, travel and catering & retail services at over 130 airports in more than 30 countries across six continents.

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