Holland-Kaye quits civil service recruitment panel for new DfT aviation…

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Holland-Kaye quits civil service recruitment panel for new DfT aviation…

Holland-Kaye quits civil service recruitment panel for new DfT aviation lead, after backlash from airlines
2022-02-23 09:31:00
Recently it was learned that John Holland-Kaye, CEO of Heathrow airport, had been included in the 6-person panel to select the next incumbent of the role of most senior DfT aviation official. There had been outcry, fury and condemnation from the airlines, due to the fear of bias and the threat to impartiality if Holland-Kaye was involved.  Now he has stepped down from the panel, following a backlash from airlines. Nigel Wicking, chief executive of the Heathrow Airline Operating Committee, a body that represents the carriers serving the airport, said: “We note and support the Civil Service values of ‘impartiality, objectivity, integrity and honesty’ and would question how the panel can be impartial when it contains the chief executive of Heathrow Airport, the regulated monopoly that the new director general will oversee. … Whether any bias is real or just perceived, it will cast shade on any future Government decisions involving Heathrow.” .Tweet   Heathrow chief quits civil service recruitment panel after backlash from airlines John Holland-Kaye steps down after airlines raised impartiality fears By Oliver Gill,  CHIEF BUSINESS CORRESPONDENT (Telegraph) 21 February 2022 The chief executive of Heathrow airport has stepped down from the panel selecting Britain’s most senior aviation official following a backlash from airlines. The Telegra

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