19 OCTOBER 2020


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Article from BTNews 19 OCTOBER 2020

Cruz steps down

In an announcement to the London Stock Exchange last Monday (12 October) International Airlines Group (IAG) announced changes to its senior management team with immediate effect.

Alex Cruz, British Airways Chairman and Chief Executive, has stepped down as Chief Executive and remains the airline’s Non-Executive Chairman for a transition period. Sean Doyle, Aer Lingus Chairman and Chief Executive, becomes the new Chief Executive of BA and once established will also become Chairman.  

Fernando Candela, LEVEL Chief Executive, is joining the Group’s management committee in a new role of Chief Transformation Officer. At Aer Lingus, Donal Moriarty, currently the airline’s Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, will become Interim Chief Executive. A permanent appointment will be announced in due course.

Announcing the changes, IAG Chief Executive, Luis Gallego, said: “IAG has proved itself to be one of the world’s leading airline groups with a portfolio of successful companies. We’re navigating the worst crisis faced in our industry and I’m confident these internal promotions will ensure IAG is well placed to emerge in a strong position.

Also see Comment: Doyle follows Cruz, Airlines 2050 Monday morning, British Airways fined and Sean Doyle re-joins British Airways in this week's BTN.


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Jo Fish, London

Did Cruz run BA, or Walsh. Luis Gallego should let the new man get on with it and stand back.