Posted on: 03 March 2015 by Ross McSweeny
bmi regional has announced that Peter Simpson will succeed Cathal O’Connell as CEO, the latter having announced in early January his intention to leave pending the appointment of a replacement.
As managing director of the bmi Group in 2012, Simpson led the integration of the airline into British Airways and the subsequent transfer of bmi regional into independent ownership. His most recent role was director of BA Gatwick for British Airways.
Simpson has vast experience in the regional sector having been managing director at BA CityFlyer for five years. Prior to that he held senior management positions with BA Connect, British Regional Airlines Group PLC and Manx Airlines.
O’Connell had been CEO at bmi regional since 2012 and oversaw its transition from a wholly-owned subsidiary of bmi to an independent regional airline.