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BATA recruits new Chief Executive

April 13th, 2016

Tim Alderslade has been appointed as the next Chief Executive of British Air Transport Association (BATA), the trade body representing UK airlines.

Tim will join BATA in May, moving from the Airport Operators Association (AOA) where he has run Public Affairs and PR since December 2012. Prior to joining the AOA, Tim spent seven years working in public affairs and politics in a number of sectors, including infrastructure, international rescue and security, insolvency and healthcare. He has worked for public affairs and communications agency Insight Public Affairs and also for several MPs.

Tim will take over from Nathan Stower who is moving on to take up a senior role with Virgin Atlantic.

Jane Middleton, Chairman of BATA commented:

“Nathan will be a very hard act to follow, but we are confident that Tim will rise to the challenge. I would like to thank Nathan for all efforts, dynamism and energy over the last two years and wish him well in his new role. He has been responsible for new initiatives such as the Annual BATA lecture and our manifesto, as well as delivering much greater emphasis on effective engagement with politicians and the media.”

Tim Alderslade added:

“I am relishing the opportunity to take BATA forward and working with our members, the BATA team and wider stakeholders. It is a huge privilege and challenge to be joining BATA at such an important time for the UK airline industry. Passengers, businesses and the wider economy rely on BATA members and the organisation must continue to play a key role in representing and promoting the importance of the sector. ”


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