Mr Adrian Harley has taken up the position of Director and Chief Representative of John Swire & Sons (China) Limited, effective 1 March 2014. Mr Harley has taken over from Mr Guy Bradley, who will focus on his current role as Chief Executive Officer – Mainland China of Swire Properties Limited.
Mr Harley is responsible for the development of government and stakeholder relationships, coordination of Swire’s Mainland China activities, and talent development and management at John Swire & Sons’ China office. He joined the Swire group in 1988 and has held a number of management roles with Cathay Pacific Airways in Taiwan, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, India, the Philippines, Germany and Hong Kong. Before taking up his current position, Mr Harley was General Manager Airports for Cathay Pacific Airways, based in Hong Kong. He is British and graduated from Cambridge University with a degree in Chinese.
About John Swire & Sons (China) Limited
John Swire & Sons (China) Limited is a wholly-owned subsidiary of John Swire & Sons Limited. It has resident offices in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou handling liaison, coordination, negotiations and research on behalf of Swire’s companies. Swire has a staff of some 26,000 people in mainland China, employed in a wide range of businesses, including property development and management, aeronautical engineering, manufacture and marketing of products of The Coca-Cola Company, cold storage, manufacture and distribution of food products, shipping agencies, wholesale and retail of sports footwear and apparel, import and retail of motor vehicles and manufacture and distribution of paint.