Qantas’ Alan Joyce is IATA chairman

Third Qantas chief to head association’s Board of Governors

Alan Joyce chairman IATA Board of Governors Peter Hartman

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that Alan Joyce, Qantas Airways chief executive officer and managing director, has become the chairman of the IATA Board of Governors. Joyce has taken over from KLM president and ceo Peter Hartman, whose one-year term expired at the conclusion of the association’s annual general meeting (AGM) and World Air Transport Summit in Beijing. Joyce’s one year term will end at IATA’s AGM in Cape Town.

Joyce has headed Qantas since November 2008 and is the third from the carrier to serve as Chairman of IATA’s Board of Governors.