British Airways chairman Sir Colin Marshall is to hand over his executive responsibilities to the group's current managing director, Bob Ayling, on 1 January, 1996. Under the changes, Ayling becomes chief executive, and Marshall becomes non-executive chairman. Ayling is a solicitor who joined BA in 1985 as legal director. He joined the airline's board in 1991, and has been managing director since 1993. Marshall joined BA in 1983 as chief executive, and succeeded Lord King as chairman in 1993.


Source: Flight International