Qantas Airways CEO and Managing Director, Mr.
Alan Joyce, has assumed his duties as Chairman of the IATA Board
Joyce succeeds KLM President and CEO Peter Hartman,
whose one-year term expired at the conclusion of the Association’s
68th Annual General Meeting (AGM) and World Air Transport Summit
in Beijing. Joyce’s appointment is effective immediately and is
for one year, ending with the conclusion of
IATA’s 69th AGM, to be held in Cape Town, South Africa.
A 24-year veteran of the airline industry, Joyce has
led Qantas since November 2008. He was CEO of Jetstar from 2003 to
2008. Prior to that, he spent over 15 years in leadership
positions at Qantas, Ansett, and Aer Lingus. Joyce is the third
Qantas CEO to serve as Chairman of IATA’s Board of Governors,
following most recently James Strong (1999-2000).
“IATA plays a critical role in the industry and I am honored to
take on the role of leading its Board of Governors. The top priorities, as always, will be safety, security, and
sustainability. On top of that, I want to see IATA continue to
deliver value to its members by being a strong advocate for the
industry. Aviation delivers enormous economic benefits - supporting
some 57 million jobs and $2.2 trillion in economic activity. We
need to ensure that governments understand what is at stake when
they are making key decisions on taxes, regulation, and capacity
IATA’s Board of Governors has also appointed Richard
Anderson, CEO of Delta Air Lines, to serve as Chairman from June
2013, following Joyce’s term.
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