Delta’s Richard H. Anderson Named IATA Chairman

delta air linesRichard H. Anderson, CEO of Delta Air Lines, has assumed his duties as Chairman of the IATA Board of Governors, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA). 

Anderson succeeds Alan Joyce, CEO and managing director of Qantas Airways, whose one-year term expired at the conclusion of the Association’s 69th Annual General Meeting (AGM) and World Air Transport Summit  now underway in Cape Town. Anderson’s appointment is effective immediately and is for one year.

Anderson  was named Delta CEO in 2007 when he joined the airline from UnitedHealth Group. He began his aviation career in 1987 at Continental Airlines. In 1990, he started a 14-

IATA also announced that the Board of Governors appointed Air Canada President and CEO Calin Rovinescu to serve as Chairman from June 2014 following Anderson.