Tony Tyler, director general and CEO of the International Air Transport Association, has announced that he will be retiring from his position in June 2016.
"After five years as Director General and CEO of IATA, I believe it will be time for me to retire and leave the organization,” said Tyler. “It is a great privilege and responsibility to lead IATA, and I am proud of what the IATA team is achieving during my term of office.”
Andrés Conesa, CEO of Aeroméxico and chairman of the IATA Board of Governors, says he regrets to see Tyler leave, but respects his decision to retire next year.
“The search will now start for a successor to be appointed at the next IATA Annual General Meeting in Dublin in June 2016,” said Conesa. “In the meantime the Board will continue to guide and support Tony and his team in their mission to deliver a safe, efficient and sustainable airline industry."
Before joining IATA in 2011, Tyler was CEO at Cathay Pacific Airways in Hong Kong, where he also served on the IATA Board of Governors as its Chairman from June 2009 to June 2010.