The newly appointed chairman of the Aviation Membership of the UK, Karl Brünjes, informed members and company on the iconic Institute of administrators: “We’re the UK’s Aviation Membership but with a global fame and membership, and one we search to increase.”
His assertion got here as he briefly outlined the alternatives and challenges for the Membership going ahead and in addition paid tribute to outgoing chairman Jane Johnston, saying she had handled a ‘boatload of challenges in a tough surroundings’.
flybe chief government, Christine Ourmières-Widener, was the speaker on the lunch and instantly flagged she would discuss gender and Brexit in addition to outlining the present methods for the UK’s regional provider.
She dismissed reported feedback from Qatar Airline’s chief government Akbar Al Baker made on the latest IATA assembly in Sydney that ‘a girl couldn’t run an airline’ and mentioned she had been requested many instances how she bought the job.
“Would the identical query be requested of a person?” she added.
Ourmières-Widener, who amongst different senior appointments was a former head of Air France/KLM within the USA and chief government of Cityjet, went on to say she needed to create a tradition the place ladies may do nicely as a result of they’re one of the best for the job stating: “We have now a necessity for change”.
On Brexit, mentioned there was a way of Brexit “fatigue” and that it was time to easily get on with it.