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Virgin Atlantic names American Airlines executive Craig Kreeger as CEO

Virgin Atlantic names American Airlines executive Craig Kreeger as CEO

Old Jan 8, 13, 6:43 am
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Virgin Atlantic names American Airlines executive Craig Kreeger as CEO

Virgin Atlantic Airways said on Tuesday that the 53-year-old will take up the role on February 1.

Mr Ridgway announced his intention to retire in September, after a 23-year association with Sir Richard Bransons company and 11 years at the helm of Virgin Atlantic. He leaves at the end of next month.

Mr Kreeger spent 27 years at American Airlines in commercial, financial and strategic roles in the United States and around the globe. He was appointed Senior Vice President, Customer, in 2012.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/n...new-chief.html
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Old Jan 8, 13, 11:31 am
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Good choice IMHO... A man that from various reports is a good boss to work for which can only be good for staff - something wridgeway was never known for and IMHO has been a blackhole at Virgin since Branson stopped running it.

He is also a man that has some serious knowledge of the industry and VS' main competitors from LHR.
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Old Jan 8, 13, 1:10 pm
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Why is Ridgeway so bad to work for?
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Old Jan 9, 13, 12:36 am
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Well from what I've heard from friends who work at VS he is not an inspiring nor motivational leader - which in MY opinion is needed when you are in a customer facing business... ie able to motivate the workforce.

In most interviews he also seems to lack any real passion for the business.

Hopefully the new CEO can re-inject some energy.

But as I said it is my opinions from what I see of ridgeway and of what I hear morale is like at Vs through some mates that work there currently.
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Old Jan 9, 13, 4:42 am
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Not to mention being a bit 'hands on'...

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Old Jan 9, 13, 10:31 pm
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VS leadership was noticeably lacking in the last few years so I welcome the change with the new CEO.
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