People - Roger Maynard


Roger Maynard is a Special Advisor to Otus and was formerly Director of British Airways responsible for Investments and Alliances.
Prior to joining British Airways, Roger had a 22-year career in the UK Civil Service including four years working in Geneva with responsibility for international trade negotiations and four years in the British Embassy in Washington responsible for shipping, aviation and aerospace.
In 24 years at British Airways Roger held a variety of roles, in particular as EVP North America 1988-1989, responsible for 2000 employees and 2bn of revenue; Director of Strategy 1991-1996; Director of International Business and Alliances 1996-2005; and latterly as Director of Investments and Alliances. He was responsible for all BAs M&A activity, including the purchase of equity stakes in US Airways, Qantas Airways, Iberia, and TAT, and subsequent sales of TAT, US Airways and Deutsche BA; for negotiation of joint ventures, notably the BA/Qantas Joint Services Agreement; for negotiation of the merger with Iberia; and for the creation and development of the oneworld alliance.
In addition, he was Chairman of BAs low cost airline GO and led its successful sale; Chairman of Deutsche BA Supervisory Board, a subsidiary of BA established in Munich; Chairman of CitiExpress, BAs regional airline based at Manchester; Chairman of CityFlyer, the BA subsidiary based at London City Airport; and Chairman of OpenSkies, BAs low cost longhaul airline based in Paris.
Being responsible for BAs international investments, Roger also held non-executive directorships at partner airlines. He sat on the board of US Airways, representing BAs 22% shareholding. He was a non-executive director of Qantas following the acquisition by British Airways of a 25% stake in Qantas; he was also member of the board committee overseeing the Qantas IPO in 1995. From 2000-2010 he was a member of the board of Iberia following the acquisition of a 9% shareholding by British Airways; in this capacity he was active in Iberias IPO in 2001. Roger was also a non-executive director of Opodo.
Roger has a degree in Economics from Cambridge University. He is a non-executive director of AJW Aviation and was formerly Chairman of the British Airways pension scheme.

 


 
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