British Airways' executive-management team is to be changed, to prepare for the retirement this year of chief operating officer Alistair Cumming. Mike Street, now director of operations will take on Cumming's responsibilities for co-ordinating operations. Charles Gurassa, director of passenger business, becomes director of passenger and cargo business. Kevin Hatton, managing director for world cargo, will report to Gurassa in future. John Patterson, director of strategy, will lead the business-efficiency programme and take on responsibility for Speedwing, the airline's third-party consultancy. Colin Matthews, who becomes engineering managing director, will report directly to chief executive Bob Ayling and join the executive team. Jeannie Bevan, director of purchasing, will report to David Holmes, director of corporate resources. Valerie Scoular, director of customer service, will head a new policy group focusing on passenger needs.
Source: Flight International