readytotaxi From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 3569 posts, RR: 2 Posted (2 years 9 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 13206 times:
Did a search but found nothing.
Steve Ridgeway told the GBO that he was going back in January this year,he will stay on till the end of the year to help find a successor.
Names mentioned are Julie Southern,the current Chief commercial officer.
Rob Fyfe CEO of Air New Zealand
"In an interview with the Sunday Times last month Steve admitted he was not happy with his pay, £350,000 and my bosses know that."
Will he be snapped up or perhaps wants a change of life.
(Source London Sunday Times)
you don't get a second chance to make a first impression!
jcwr56 From United States of America, joined Jul 2012, 636 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (2 years 9 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 12553 times:
Personally, he's the one who failed at placing a higher value on himself, not the other way around. He also agreed to the salary, so for me it comes across as whining, not too professional if you ask me.
aerorobnz From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 7616 posts, RR: 16
Reply 9, posted (2 years 9 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 12500 times:
I doubt Rob Fyfe is interested.
1) He gets paid 3x that salary already as NZ CEO without bonuses
2) He stated to media that he doesn't want another airline CEO job - feels after what he has been through with NZ that it would feel wrong to work at a competitor and that he just wants to enjoy life for a while without work.
jonnyclark From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2011, 114 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (2 years 9 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 11968 times:
Quoting readytotaxi (Thread starter): Steve Ridgeway told the GBO that he was going back in January this year,he will stay on till the end of the year to help find a successor.
Actually, I think it's spring next year he will step down according to official Virgin sources (press release). It also hints in the press release he's retiring from the industry. Although i'm sure he'll continue to work in other roles for Virgin as stated by Sir Richard Branson:
“Steve has been a close friend and confidant since the early days when we bounced across the Atlantic ocean in Virgin Atlantic Challenger; bringing the Blue Riband back to the UK. He has been a hands-on, inspirational leader and has shaped the airline into the company it is today with his carefully developed management team. His industry knowledge and business acumen has ensured Virgin Atlantic remains a consumer favourite. He will be very much involved with the airline into next year and will doubtlessly be involved in other Virgin projects as we value his skills so highly. I personally thank him for his dedication to Virgin Atlantic over the past 23 years.” full report here: http://thedesignair.wordpress.com/20...om-virgin-atlantic-after-23-years/
AAMDanny From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2008, 410 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (2 years 9 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 9911 times:
Would anybody want him after the price fixing scandal?
After being stationary for such a long time VS really have been pushing a lot of change recently, retrofitting aircraft, launching new products, A330, 787's on the way and now a new CEO is on the cards.
I doubt its anything to do with pay, he has worked for VS since 1989 and is a personal friend of SRB, according to the FT he is going to be involved with other Virgin projects, this doesnt sound like someone leaving on bad terms.
According to the FT Steve Ridgeway is leaving to be involved with other Virgin projects, Steve is a close friend of SRB and I doubt pay would be an issue, he has been with Virgin Atlantic since 1989 and has been CEO for 10, surely if pay was the problem he would have left before now? Sounds like hearsay to me.
RWA380 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3955 posts, RR: 5
Reply 16, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 4090 times:
Quoting gingersnap (Reply 1): I'm not sure how employable he's made himself with his "not happy with his pay" remark.
If what I read about SRB is correct, or even half correct, SRB would find his comment refreshing and honest, qualities I am pretty sure he would find appealing. Now whether or not he would entertain this gentleman for a job remains to be seen.
But most people I think, would have negative reactions to that brash & ballsy statement, depends on the individual I guess.
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