Former Cable and Wireless PR chief Adrian Moorey this week joined
the Civil Aviation Authority as its new corporate communications
The authority regulates aviation safety and, through its subsidiary
National Air Traffic Services (NATS), is responsible for providing air
traffic services in the UK.
One of the greatest issues Moorey is likely to face is the PR
surrounding the Government’s planned privatisation of NATS.
He will also have to tackle the controversial delay in the opening of a
new state-of-the-art traffic control centre at Swanwick, which has added
to fears over the safety of the current traffic control system.
Moorey will report to the Civil Aviation Authority’s chairman, Sir
Malcolm Field, and oversee its 11-strong communications team.
He was previously corporate communications director at Cable and
Wireless for more than four years.
Before joining Cable and Wireless, Moorey worked in the Government
Information and Communication Service, most recently as information
director at the Home Office from 1990 to 1994.