British Airways aims to check in new government affairs director

British Airways is believed to be trawling the market in pursuit of a new director of government affairs.

British Airways is believed to be trawling the market in pursuit of

a new director of government affairs.



The search is being conducted by executive headhunters Saxton

Bampfylde.



The position - should the airline decide to turn its research into

reality - would report direct to BA director of corporate resources

David Holmes and chief executive Bob Ayling.



Saxton Bampfylde are understood to have approached several candidates

for the job, which could carry a salary of up to pounds 120,000.



Holmes, at 62, is nearing retirement age and it is possible that British

Airways is considering strengthening its senior team to prepare the

ground for his departure in the next few years.



The airline, however, denied that it was sounding out candidates.



’We are not recruiting a new director of regulatory or government

affairs.



We are not in the market for anything close to that,’ said British

Airways director of communications Kevin Murray.



British Airways has extensively restructured its in-house communications

operation over the past year and the airline has most recently been in

the headlines over its plans to spend around pounds 60 million to

introduce a new livery to its aircraft, vehicles and check-in

facilities.



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