Andrew Ford has a thorough knowledge of the global travel industry, particularly as it pertains to improving airport non-aeronautical revenues.
He commenced his career with 12 years at Allied Domecq, culminating as Marketing Director Asia Pacific overseeing the company’s portfolio of wine & spirit brands in the region. Following 7 years in Paris as CEO of TFWA (Tax Free World Association), in 2006 his fondness for Asia took him to Hong Kong to become Vice President, Global Business Development with DFS Group.
In 2016 Andrew developed Paccaya Resources Ltd. as a travel industry advisory firm based in Hong Kong. The team works primarily with governments and airports to improve traveller journeys and harness increased spend. Improving airport non-aeronautical returns, particularly those from retail, has been key to Paccaya’s success.
During his career Andrew has been an Executive Board Member of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), and President of the Asia Pacific Travel Retail Association (APTRA). He works extensively with Airports Council International (ACI) and is the recent past Chair of the WBP Advisory Board and Vice Chair of ANARA (Airport Non-Aeronautical Revenues & Activities).