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
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
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