Teahan From Ireland, joined Nov 1999, 5339 posts, RR: 60 Posted (10 years 6 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2249 times:
There was a piece in yesterday’s Sunday Business Post about the search for a new Aer Lingus CEO which has become more urgent than ever with Willie Walsh now leaving next month instead of the end of May. Those ‘linked to’ the post include:
- Barbara Cassani: Former founder/CEO of Go. [Isn’t she still working as head of London’s Olympic bid?]
- Conor McCarthy: Former Aer Lingus executive and Ryanair director, runs an aviation consultancy firm and co-founded Air Asia which he own a 5% stake in.
- Jack Foley: Vice-president of Aer Lingus in North America.
- Tim Jeans: Former Ryanair commercial director, went off to MyTravelLite and is presently the managing director of Monarch Airlines.
- Niall McDonnell: Managing director of Panorama and Airtours Holidays (My travel Ireland).
- Niall Walsh: Aer Lingus COO.
Goodbye SR-LX MD-11 / 6th of March 1991 to the 31st of October 2004
Feroze From India, joined Dec 2004, 794 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (10 years 6 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2219 times:
Barbara Cassani stepped down as chair of London 2012 after the initial bid was made about 9 months ago. The vice chair, Sebastian Coe, took over and she took a back seat role. Many felt that she'd been forced out after doing the donkey work....
BestWestern From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2000, 7860 posts, RR: 57
Reply 5, posted (10 years 6 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1977 times:
Barbara did build up a good rapport with staff and vendors. Its also much easier to build a company ethos from scratch than it is to inherit one. Imagine the EI unions falling for the low wages over 'great work ethos' strategy.
Barbaras biggest issue is her lack of political know-how - under her guidance the british olympic bid came close to failure - so much so that she had to 'resign' from the post. With this in mind, the political minefield of Irish Aviation will be as big a hurdle.
Oh, and FYI Barbara is part Irish - one of her parents or grandparents is Irish.