JFKIAT, the operator of Terminal 4 at John F Kennedy International Airport in New York, has announced the appointment of James May as vice president, finance, and chief financial officer, effective February 1, 2020.
May joins JFKIAT from Phoenix Services, where he served as chief financial officer. He has more than 20 years of multinational experience in financial and non-financial roles across industries ranging from manufacturing to private equity. Prior to his role at Phoenix Services, May served as chief financial officer of Atlantic Aviation, where he redefined safety programs, leading to a substantial improvement in safety performance, and enhanced data capture and processing to improve the financial results and decision-making processes.
As a senior vice president at The Macquarie Group, May led more than US$3bn in debt refinancing, US$2bn in acquisitions and investments, 15% in cost reductions at Atlantic Aviation, and other performance measurement and enhancement initiatives.
In his new role at JFKIAT, he will oversee all financial activity for T4, including accounting, financial planning and analysis, risk management, procurement and legal functions.
“We are excited for James to join our team at JFKIAT,” said Roel Huinink, JFKIAT president and CEO. “His experience will help to support our strong results-focused culture, and we believe his unique mix of in-depth financial understanding, business awareness and commercial experience will be of a tremendous value to JFKIAT as we continue to elevate the customer experience within the terminal.”