PracticePeople In PracticeWillie Walsh to head up British Airways

Willie Walsh to head up British Airways

Former Aer Lingus boss claims chief executive position ahead of BA's FD.

Willie Walsh, the former boss or Aer Lingus, has beaten British Airways finance director John Rishton to the job of chief executive of the airline.

Link: British Airways FD in bid for top job

Walsh will take over from current chief executive Rod Eddington when he retires in September to return to his native Australia.

BA chairman Martin Broughton said that in Walsh the company had ‘captured the very best person for the job’.

The 43-year-old Walsh said of his appointment that it was ‘an outstanding opportunity to be at the helm of what many people see as the best airline in the world, and I’m very excited at the prospect of joining the team’.

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