Mark Dunkerley received his B.S. in Economics from The London School of Economics and Political Science and his M.S. in Air Transport Management from Cranfield University in the UK. Between 1989-1999, he held various senior positions at British Airways Plc. in a corporate strategy capacity as well as in regional roles in Europe and the USA encompassing notably the management of sales, marketing, customer services, operations, finance, industrial relations, human resources and alliances.
Thereafter, Mr Dunkerley successively served as President and COO of Worldwide Flight Services, a leading multinational ground handling business, as Executive Vice President at the San Francisco-based aviation consultancy firm, Roberts Roach & Associates and as COO at Sabena Airlines Group.
In 2002, Mark Dunkerley joined Hawaiian Airlines, first as President and COO and from 2005 as President and CEO (including of the parent company, Hawaiian Holdings, Inc,) where he led the transformation of the company from bankruptcy into one of the world’s most successful airlines from which he retired in 2018.
Mr Dunkerley currently serves as Non-Executive Director of Spirit Airlines Inc., a NASDAQ listed US airline and of Volotea Airlines, a privately-owned low-cost airline operating in Europe. In addition, he serves as Member of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum.