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 BA’s 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 BA’s 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,
BA’s regional airline based at Manchester; Chairman of CityFlyer,
the BA subsidiary based at London City Airport; and Chairman of
OpenSkies, BA’s low cost longhaul airline based in Paris.
Being responsible for BA’s international investments, Roger also
held non-executive directorships at partner airlines. He sat on the
board of US Airways, representing BA’s 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 Iberia’s IPO in 2001. Roger was also a non-executive director of
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.