Mark B. Dunkerley has been a member of our Board of Directors and the president and CEO of both Hawaiian and Holdings since June 2, 2005.
Dunkerley previously served as president and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Hawaiian from December 2002 through June 2005, and president and COO of Holdings from February 2003 until he resigned the positions at Holdings following Hawaiian’s Chapter 11 filing and the appointment of the bankruptcy trustee. From August 2001 until March 2002, he was the COO of the Sabena Airlines Group located in Brussels, Belgium. In October 2001, Sabena Airlines Group filed for the Belgian equivalent of bankruptcy and began its liquidation process in November 2001. In 2001, Dunkerley served as a consultant with the Roberts Roach firm, which provides strategic and economic consulting services to the aviation industry.
From 1999 to 2000, Dunkerley was COO, president and a member of the Board of Directors of Worldwide Flight Services, one of the largest providers of ground services to airlines, including baggage and passenger check-in handling at airports worldwide. From 1989 to 1999, Dunkerley worked for British Airways, where he held a variety of management positions including his last position as senior vice president for British Airways’ Latin America and Caribbean division from 1997 to 1999.
Dunkerley serves on the Board of Directors of the Hawaiʻi Business Roundtable, the Chamber of Commerce of Hawaiʻi and Airlines for America (formerly Air Transport Association of America, Inc.).
Dunkerley received a bachelor's degree in economics from the London School of Economics (1984) and a master's degree in air transportation economics from the Cranfield Institute of Technology (1985). Dunkerley serves as a member of the Executive Committee.
Mr. Dunkerley’s day-to-day leadership of the company in his role as CEO allows him to contribute to the Board of Directors a deep understanding of the company’s operations and of the challenges and opportunities facing our business.