Mario-HardyMr Hardy has been Chairman of the PATA Foundation since June 2012 and has been at the forefront of the Foundation’s response to tropical storm Haiyan in the Philippines since November 8.

An investor, entrepreneur and senior executive with more than 28 years of combined leadership, corporate development and change management experience, Mr Hardy was Vice President – Asia Pacific of UBM Aviation (OAG) between 1999 and 2013, with postings in Singapore, Beijing and London.

Prior to that he was Head of Group and Charter Sales for Canadian Airlines for 12 years and was based in Vancouver and Montreal.

As COO of PATA, Mr Hardy, a Canadian national, will liaise closely with the CEO and take responsibility for delivering a wide range of internal enhancements to advance PATA’s Next Gen agenda on behalf of its member organizations.