10 MAY 2010


© 2022 Business Travel News Ltd.

Article from BTNews 10 MAY 2010

UK trade body gains new chief

BRITISH AIR TRANSPORT ASSOCIATION (BATA), the trade body for UK airlines, has announced the appointment of a new Chief Executive.  Current incumbent Roger Wiltshire is retiring in July.  Taking up the post is Simon Buck, presently Head of Public Relations for AQA, the largest of the three English examination boards (GCE etc).  Simon joined the Department of Transport as a graduate entrant in 1983 and after holding various roles both in Westminster and the regions, he served as Private Secretary to the Minister for Aviation and also within the Department’s Civil Aviation Directorate before leaving to take up the role of External Affairs Manager at Air 2000 in 1995.  He was subsequently promoted as Group Head of Industry Affairs at First Choice Holidays plc.  He is a Justice of the Peace.  The ten BATA member airlines, representing all sectors of the UK airline industry, are: Air Southwest, bmi, British Airways, DHL, flybe, Jet2.com, Monarch, Thomas Cook, Thomson Airways and Virgin Atlantic. www.bata.uk.com

Index/Home page

OUR READERS' FINEST WORDS (All times and dates are GMT)

All comments are filtered to exclude any excesses but the Editor does not have to agree with what is being said. 100 words maximum