HONG KONG: The Hong Kong Aircraft Officers' Association has hired
Gavin Anderson & Co on a retainer basis following a difficult period
that began with the sacking of 53 Cathay Pacific pilots last July.
Incumbent Weber Shandwick Worldwide had been working on a project-only
basis for the beleaguered association until October last year.
GA Asia president and chief executive Laurence Cook said the consultancy
won the business without a competitive pitch. Cook heads a team of ten
on the account, with a brief which includes 'being actively involved in
GA is believed to have worked for the association's sister organisations
in the US, but Cook would not comment.
HKAOA general secretary, John Findlay, confirmed the consultancy's
advisory role, adding: 'GA has a unique specialisation in aviation and
transportation issues and possesses the relevant relationships with