The British Midland Airways Limited chief executive officer, Nigel Turner, is visiting Sierra Leone to assess the business.
Nigel was appointed CEO of bmi plc in October 2004 but before that he became a Main Board director of NATS in 2001, the air traffic control provider for UK airspace having been involved in the purchase, by Airline Group Ltd of a controlling interest from Her Majesty’s Government.
But he resigned from NATS directorship in 2004 still remaining a director of Airline Group. After graduating from Sheffield University in 1980, Nigel qualified as an accountant in 1983 and following that he joined the retailer Hepworths, working with ‘Club 24’ the in-house store card and assisted in the launch of Next.
He spent four years with Northern Foods, one of the major food processors within the UK before joining bmi where he was promoted to finance director in 1994. In that position he was responsible for the entire finance and treasury function within the company on to becoming chief financial officer of British Midland Airways Limited plc group in 2002.