Peter Read was Director of Operations for British Airways until April of 2005. He was responsible for the planning, delivery, and control of the worldwide operation of aircraft and crew, and the co-ordination of all associated ground activity. Since joining from PWC in 1972, he held senior positions in Flight Operations, Engineering, Cargo, Operations, and BA corporate. For five years previous to his last role he was Director Heathrow, responsible for the operation of the airline’s principal hub. For 25 years he also flew for BA as a line pilot. He is a main Board Member of NATS Ltd., and holds non executive positions with two other organisations.