The Tesna syndicate, which will take over Australian airline Ansett on 1 February, has named two new executives for the carrier. James Hogan, former chief operating officer of British Midland and previously an Ansett customer services executive, has been appointed chief executive officer. Adam Moroney, appointed as chief financial officer, is a former Qantas executive who worked with ex-Air New Zealand president Gary Toomey in his attempted Ansett/ANZ merger. Both are currently working as advisers to the Tesna syndicate, which is led by Melbourne businessmen Lindsay Fox and Solomon Lew. BAE Systems has appointed Howard Jones, formerly vice-president business development at Lockheed Martin Tactical Systems, to vice- president strategic planning for its Information &Electronic Systems Integration sector. The company has also named Norman Iverson as the new vice-president of business development for its Integrated Systems unit. Iverson comes from Litton, where he was responsible for business development for two business units. Floris van Pallandt, currently chief executive of KLM and the low-cost airline Buzz, will succeed Peter Legro, long-serving president and chief executive of Dutch carrier Transavia, this spring. Legro retires after 22 years as Transavia head. John Thackrah, former vice-president of worldwide engineering at Otis Elevator, has been named vice-president of aftermarket for Pratt &Whitney's Large Commercial Engine business. Delta Air Lines' vice-president corporate safety and compliance John Marshall has been named chairman of the Air Transport Association's safety council. Marshall was formerly vice-chairman of the council. Edward Fred, chief financial officer and secretary of aerospace and defence electronics contractor CPI Aerostructures, has been promoted to president. His predecessor, Arthur August, will remain with CPI as chairman and chief executive.

Source: Flight International