ERA’s Director General to stand down later this year


The European Regions Airline Association (ERA) today announced that its Director General, Simon McNamara, would be standing down later this year to take up a senior role at one of ERA’s airline members.

The Board of ERA has put in place a succession plan to appoint a new Director General and Simon remains committed to the association to help ensure a smooth transition.

Commenting, Simon McNamara said:

It has been a privilege to have spent the last five years as Director General of ERA. The association has huge momentum and I will leave the role in the knowledge that ERA is stronger than it has ever been, delivering real results for members. I am pleased to have played my part in leading ERA, but the thanks really lie first and foremost with the dedicated staff team who continue to drive ERA forward, its Board and our members.

ERA’s President, Boet Kreiken:

Simon McNamara as ERA’s Director General has been effective in the further development of our association and to represent our vital interests in Europe’s regional air transport. We thank him and wish him good luck in his career. Given also the new circumstances and challenges in European aviation, our focus is fully dedicated to find and select the right successor to keep ERA thriving and growing.

ERA head office, UK, 11 May 2017


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