MacFarlane, who served as Aer Lingus CFO from
2009 to 2014, replaces Mark Powers who left Etihad earlier this
year for personal reasons.
MacFarlane joins Etihad from state fund Abu Dhabi Investment
Authority (ADIA) where he has held a non-aviation role since
2014, according to his LinkedIn page.
He is the airline's second CFO since it announced it was
overhauling its management in 2017.
Etihad has begun a five-year turnaround strategy led by Group
Chief Executive Tony Douglas, who joined the Abu Dhabi carrier
The loss-making airline has scaled back its ambitions and
started reorganizing as a mid-sized carrier focused on
point-to-point traffic in 2018.
It has canceled dozens of Airbus and Boeing aircraft orders
worth tens of billions of dollars.
(Reporting by Alexander Cornwell, additional reporting by Hadeel
Al Sayegh. Editing by Jane Merriman)
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