Steve Gunning, managing director of IAG Cargo, which includes British Airways and Iberia, has been elected chairman of the IATA cargo committee.
The committee was established in 1993 to provide a voice for the global cargo industry within IATA and advise its board of governors on cargo priorities.
A current focus is driving the implementation of the e-Air Waybill (e-AWB) which helps simplify the air freight supply chain.
Gunning: “Air cargo as an industry is vital to the global economy and a critically important part of the airline business. Essential to its future success is continued and sustainable growth, which is where the Committee plays an invaluable role. I’ve been part of the Committee since 2007 and look forward to taking on the mantle of chairman, in what are challenging times for the market.”
Gunning succeeds Ram Menen, divisional senior vice president cargo at Emirates Airline.