Willie Walsh is set to retire as Chief Executive of International Airlines Goup (IAG) in June.
He will stand down from the role and from the board of IAG, the parent company of Aer Lingus, British Airways and other airlines, on 26 March, 2020 and will retire on 30 June, 2020.
The current head of IAG’s Iberia, Luis Gallego, will succeed Willie Walsh as group CEO.
Willie Walsh began his career as a pilot and later an executive with Aer Lingus, before leaving for IAG which subsequently bought the Irish carrier.
In a statement, Mr Walsh said: “It has been a privilege to have been instrumental in the creation and development of IAG.
“I have had the pleasure of working with many exceptional people over the past 15 years at British Airways and at IAG.”