Wikipedia, Willie Walsh and journalism

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  • Tom Otley

    There’s another forum thread about Willie Walsh standing down as CEO of IAG.

    Many pieces look at his career, and his previous jobs, including CEO of Aer Lingus and, of course, British Airways.

    Surprisingly (to me, at least) many mention a short stint at Virgin Atlantic.

    They got this from Wikipedia.

    This was news to me.

    British Airways chief executive officer
    Before joining British Airways he briefly worked at the top of Virgin Atlantic but left after a short while due to a falling out with his boss. After he left, a position opened up at British Airways where the board was seeking a successor to chief executive officer Rod Eddington who had announced plans to return to his native Australia at the end of his contract. Walsh was hired in May 2005 at age 43, with a six-month shadowing period to get to know the business before the departure of Eddington on October 2005.

    Willie Walsh to step down as chief executive of British Airways owner IAG

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