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Former Hactl boss Mark Whitehead dies at sea

[ April 4, 2018   //   ]

Mark Whitehead, the recently-retired former chief executive of Hong Kong airfreight handler Hactl has died in his sleep whilst competing in an ocean yacht race.

He joined Hactl in 2010 and, under his outstanding leadership, the company successfully navigated a period of unprecedented change, while continuing its investment and modernisation programmes.  His tenure as Chief Executive was also distinguished by many industry “firsts”, and a host of industry awards.

Despite his recent retirement from Hactl on 7 March, he remained connected with, and firmly committed to Hactl’s future development, in the new role of advisor.

The Hactl flag on the company’s SuperTerminal 1 building was lowered to half-mast on 3 April  as a sign of respect.

Mark is survived by his wife Rebecca, daughter Francesca and son Charles, to whom the company extends its heartfelt condolences. Hactl is relaying messages of sympathy to Mark’s family, and anyone wishing to do so you may send a message to: