Ray Gammell

Interim Group Chief Executive Officer
Etihad Aviation Group

James BioRay Gammell was appointed Interim Group Chief Executive Officer of Etihad Aviation Group in May 2017 from his position of Group Chief People and Performance Officer.

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 than 20 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.