05 December 2007 | Helen Gilbert
British Airways has appointed a new head of procurement.
Paul Alexander, previously general manager of the airline's aircraft and engineering procurement, began the role last month.
Alexander has worked in the airline industry for more than 20 years, having held various posts within BA and around the world.
Six years ago he returned to BA as part of the procurement leadership team, during which time he pioneered online procurement systems and the move to a more process-led organisation.
Speaking about his new role, Alexander said: "These are exciting times at British Airways as we look towards our move to Terminal 5 and a major fleet replacement programme. Initially I wish to focus on extending the range of skills within the department."
Alexander replaces Silla Maizey who was recently appointed head of corporate and social responsibility for BA.