The Board of Airline Representatives in the UK (BAR UK) has appointed Dale Keller as chief executive.
Chair of BAR UK, Sandra Bloodworth, announced to a General Meeting of the organisation tthat Keller would take on the role of Chief Executive, following the retirement of Mike Carrivick on 9 November 2012.
Keller is known to the members and the industry through his past airline management roles with Air Mauritius and Air Malta, and previously held the position of BAR UK board member representing the African region.
Immediately preceding the appointment he provided PR consultancy to BAR UK through KTA Public Relations and therefore has a good insight as to where the future challenges lay. His aviation, travel and tourism career spans 25 years in the UK and his native New Zealand.
Sandra Bloodworth commented: “On behalf of the Board we are delighted to welcome Dale as Chief Executive and we look forward to drawing upon his extensive aviation experience. There has, arguably, never been a more crucial time for aviation in the UK and BAR UK plays a vital role in communicating the widest collective voice of the industry. Dale will be working closely with Mike until his retirement to ensure a smooth handover”.