High flyers on the move

Former Daily Telegraph transport correspondent Paul Marston has been appointed head of media relations for British Airways.

Marston will run the airline’s 24-hour news operation, reporting to head of corporate communications, Iain Burns.

Focusing
on promoting corporate and consumer news, Marston will be responsible
for BA’s global media strategy and crisis management. He will oversee a
team of six press officers, based at the airline’s Heathrow
headquarters.

Marston’s journalism career began in 1977 when he
joined the Mirror Group as a trainee, later moving to the Press
Association as a political correspondent.

In 1987 he became The
Daily Telegraph’s education correspondent, before becoming transport
correspondent in 1996, specialising in aviation and rail.

Carolyn McCall, Guardian Newspapers’

chief
executive, has been confirmed as the new chair of Opportunity Now,
which works towards gender equality and diversity in the UK workplace.

McCall
takes over from Clara Freeman OBE, who steps down after six years in
the role. The new appointment takes effect from June 2005.

McCall,
who has been chief executive of Guardian Newspapers Ltd since July
2000, having joined the company in 1986, said: “I hope in this role I
can encourage businesses to put renewed focus on issues which affect
the recruitment, retention and development of women, and in doing so,
make a positive contribution to UK plc.”

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