Jan 9, 2020

Willie Walsh to step down as chief of British Airways parent IAG

Willie Walsh has announced plans to step down as chief executive of British Airways parent International Airlines Group after 15 years at the helm. Mr Walsh will step down from the role on March 2020 and be replaced by Luis Gallego, who currently heads up Spain's Iberia, which merged with BA in 2011 to form IAG. The announcement comes after Mr Walsh, a former pilot and chief executive of Ireland's Aer Lingus, said last November he would step down within two years. Antonio Vázquez, IAG chairman, said: "Willie has led the merger and successful integration of British Airways and Iberia to form IAG. Under Willie's leadership IAG has become one of the leading global airline groups." IAG said it will announce a successor for Mr Gallego at Iberia in due course. Get alerts on Willie Walsh when a new story is published.

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