David Hyde Retires

British Airways today announced the retirement of David Hyde, director of safety, security and environment, after 34 years with the company.

David will leave the airline at the end of March 2002 and will be succeeded by Geoff Want, general manager operations control. David will continue to be actively involved on behalf of British Airways in a number of key non-executive roles.

Rod Eddington, British Airways’ chief executive, said: “David has made a tremendous contribution to British Airways in a range of important positions over the last 34 years. He will retire as a full time employee with our thanks and very best wishes.

“I am delighted to welcome Geoff Want as David’s successor. Geoff’s leadership skills together with his knowledge of the airline make him ideally suited to one of the most demanding roles within British Airways.”