Ryanair after O’Leary

IAG boss Willie Walsh would make a worthy successor to Ryanair’s boss, but departing may not be easy for O’Leary

30th September, 2018
Michael O’Leary, chief executive of Ryanair – for now PIc: Maura Hickey

Willie Walsh is an outstanding candidate to succeed Michael O’Leary as chief executive at Ryanair. Walsh has been chief of International Airlines Group since it was created in 2011 and was previously the boss at British Airways from late 2005 to the end of 2010.

He is credited with the considerable improvement of the cost base at BA through the introduction of new working practices, while maintaining most of the customer services that BA passengers demand....

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