Alex Cruz, British Airways Chairman and Chief Executive, to step down

Alex Cruz, British Airways Chairman and Chief Executive, is to step down as Chief Executive and remain the airline’s non-executive Chairman. Sean Doyle, Aer Lingus Chairman and Chief Executive, will become the new Chief Executive of British Airways and take over as Chairman after a transition period.

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.

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