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Willie Walsh retires as CEO of IAG
By: Ian Garland - Channels Editor Thu, 9 Jan 2020 09:22
Willie Walsh has decided to retire as CEO of our parent company IAG.

He will stand down from the role and from the Board of IAG on 26 March and will retire on 30 June.

Luis Gallego, currently Iberia chief executive, will succeed Willie.

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.

Willie said: “It has been a privilege to have been instrumental in the creation and development of IAG. I have had the pleasure of working with many exceptional people over the past 15 years at British Airways and at IAG. Luis has been a core member of the team and has shown true leadership over the years and I have no doubt he will be a great CEO of IAG“.

Luis Gallego said: “It has been a great pleasure to work with Willie over the last seven years. It is a huge honour to lead this great company. It is an exciting time at IAG and I am confident that we can build on the strong foundations created by Willie“.

Luis Gallego’s successor at Iberia will be announced in due course.

Read more about today's news on the IAG website.