Ray Gammell

Group Chief People and Transformation Officer 
Etihad Aviation Group

James BioRay Gammell was appointed as Chief People and Performance Officer of Etihad Aviation Group in April 2009.

Ray also served as Interim Group Chief Executive Officer of Etihad Aviation Group from May 2017 to December 2017. During this transition period, Ray was responsible for leading and overseeing the ongoing strategic review and the transformation of the group’s leadership team.

He joined Etihad Airways in 2009 as a member of the Executive Leadership Team, developing and leading the company’s people strategy to create a performance driven culture, enabling the growth of the business and positioning the group as one of the world’s most attractive employers. Ray has also been responsible for driving the award-winning Emiratisation strategy.

Ray has more 30 years’ leadership experience, gained internationally across the technology, financial and government sectors. He has held executive positions for the Intel Corporation in the US and Ireland, the Royal Bank of Scotland, and was an officer in the Irish Armed Forces.

Ray holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from University College Galway and a Master’s degree in Business Studies from University College Dublin. He is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development.