Robin Padgett has been named as the new chairman of the ACA (Airline Catering Association) Strategic Committee.
After three years in the position and in line with the association’s statutes, Erdmann Rauer of LSG Group, has stepped down from the role at the end of April.
Padgett, dnata’s DSVP catering & retail, will assume the role of chairman of the Strategic Committee. Rauer remains CEO of the LSG Group, of which he has been the head since 2014.
The decision was made shortly after the nomination of Jan-Peter Ross from LSG Group as president of the ACA Board of Directors. “After three years at the helm of the association, and while thoroughly enjoying it, I realise the time has come for me to pass on the baton to my successor and fully concentrate on LSG matters at this crucial period for us and the industry”, said Rauer.
“I am delighted to leave this growing association in the very capable hands of Robin, to whom I wish all the best.”
Padgett added: “I’m excited to further the great work we’ve already delivered as ACA since 2018. With me being based in Dubai, UAE, I’m looking forward to helping the association extend its reach more firmly beyond Europe into other parts of the world. My priority will be to make sure ACA gets out of this pandemic as strong as it entered it, and to convince other onboard catering companies to join and help us become even stronger. I am thankful to Erdmann for his great work and I cannot wait to work with Fabio and the wider team,” said Padgett.