Mike Jeffery Retires

British Airways today announced the retirement of Captain Mike Jeffery, Director of Flight Operations, after 35 years with the company.

Mike Jeffery will leave British Airways at the end of June and will be succeeded by his deputy Lloyd Cromwell Griffiths.

Rod Eddington, Chief Executive of British Airways, said: “Mike Jeffery’s leadership of Flight Operations has been outstanding. He is renowned for his commitment and energy and is widely respected across the company.

“I am delighted to welcome Lloyd Cromwell Griffiths as Mike Jeffery’s successor into what is one of the most demanding roles in British Airways. His experience, drive and determination makes him the ideal choice.”

British Airways today also announced the retirement of Captain Colin Barnes from the British Airways’ Board. Colin will retire on 30th September after ten years as a non-executive director. It is intended that Mike Jeffery will join the Board in October and also replace Colin as Chairman of the Safety Review Committee.


Paying tribute, Lord Marshall, British Airways’ Chairman, said: “I will be very sorry to lose Colin’s knowledge and wisdom and would like to thank him most sincerely for his valuable work over the years, both for his work on the Board and during his 36 years in Flight Operations. He will retire with our very best wishes.

“Mike Jeffery has made a tremendous contribution to British Airways over the years and I believe the Board would benefit enormously from his immense experience and knowledge.”