18 JUNE 2012
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After more than 25 years as the head of the European Regions Airline Association (ERA), Director General, Mike Ambrose is to retire at the end of 2012.
The recommendation of a committee appointed by the ERA Board to find a successor has agreed that Simon McNamara, currently Ambrose’s deputy, would take up the post from the beginning of 2013. Simon, a Cranfield graduate, has been with ERA for over 10 years and previously with the International Federation of Airline Pilot Associations (IFALPA).
Ambrose joined ERA as Director General in 1987 after spending more than 20 years at British Airways. His first task was to transfer the organisation’s office in Geneva to the UK and then, progressively helping to build it into the energetic and influential body that it is today.
Marc Lamidey, President of ERA, said: “Mike has played a key role in defending the interests of European regional airlines and, as a result, the regions of Europe that we bring together. His hard work and investment over the last 25 years have greatly contributed to making ERA what it is today: a highly regarded Association that works constantly to promote the economic, social and environmental aspects of air transport”. www.eraa.org