June 24, 2024

En Route appoints new MD

En Route International has announced the appointment of Nick Wiley as global managing director.

Nick brings more than 25 years of experience to En Route, having worked for leading organisations across food retail, food manufacturing, hospitality and transport & logistics, including Marks & Spencer, GrandMet, Exel and Geest. Most recently, Nick led the UK & Ireland operations of a global manufacturing and distribution business.

Nick said: “En Route is an incredibly exciting and creative business, developing and delivering engaging products to the world, in the air and on the ground. COVID-19 has accelerated already rapid development and change in our industry, with more airlines exploring creative ways to lift passenger choice and experience, while driving ancillary revenue.

“With the experienced team at En Route, I’m excited to invest in further innovation and open new business segments, developing more products consumers love and fostering a high-performance culture across our global network. I have always relied on building strong and effective relationships with customers and listening to and understanding their needs. I intend to do the same here, listening intently and delivering on our promises.”

Robin Padgett, divisional senior vice president, catering & retail at parent company dnata, said: “En Route is at the forefront of creative development and global supply for the travel sector. While the sector has been significantly impacted by the events of the past twelve months, the resulting opportunity for En Route is huge as airlines look to provide modern complimentary and retail menus on-board. It’s great to have someone of Nick’s calibre on board.”

Nick starts with En Route immediately and will be based at its head office in Windsor, UK.