World airline body International Air Transport Association (IATA) on Friday announced that its Director General and Chief Executive Officer, Tony Tyler, will retire in June 2016, after serving in the position for five years.
Tyler was appointed as the DG and CEO of IATA in July 2011. His successor will be appointed at the next Annual General Meeting of IATA, slated to be held in Dublin in June 2016, the body said in a statement.
“Tony Tyler is a very effective leader of IATA, who is achieving much in his role as Director General and CEO. I regret that he will be leaving the association, but respect his decision to retire next year after a long and successful career in aviation. The search will now start for a successor to be appointed at the next IATA AGM in Dublin in June 2016. In the meantime the board will continue to guide and support Tony and his team in their mission to deliver a safe, efficient and sustainable airline industry,” Andrés Conesa, CEO of Aeromexico and Chairman of the IATA Board of Governors, said.
“After five years as Director General and CEO of IATA, I believe it will be time for me to retire and leave the organisation. It is a great privilege and responsibility to lead IATA, and I am proud of what the IATA team is achieving during my term of office,” Tyler said, adding, “I remain fully committed to leading IATA until my successor is appointed in June next year.”