New IATA Chairman

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that Qantas Airways’ CEO and Managing Director Alan Joyce has assumed his duties as Chairman of the IATA Board of Governors.  He will hold the position for one year.
As part of the airline industry for 24 years, Mr Joyce has led Qantas since November 2008.  Prior to that, he has been CEO of Jetstar and held leadership positions at Qantas, Ansett and Aer Lingus.  He is the third Qantas CEO to serve as IATA Chairman.
Mr Joyce stated:  “IATA plays a critical role in the industry and I am honoured to take on the role of leading its Board of Governors.  The top priorities, as always, will be safety, security, and sustainability.  On top of that, I want to see IATA continue to deliver value to its members by being a strong advocate for the industry.  Aviation delivers enormous economic benefits, supporting some 57 million jobs and [US]$2.2 trillion in economic activity.”