Tony Tyler is the of Director General and CEO of International Air Transport Association (IATA) since 1 July 2011. With over three decades of airline industry experience.
Tony has visited more than 25 countries to raise awareness on aviation’s key issues. He carries with him a message that the aviation industry delivers extensive social and economic benefits supporting some 57 million jobs and enabling over $2.2 trillion of business annually.
Prior to joining IATA, Tony built his career at John Swire & Sons in Hong Kong. He joined the company in 1977 and in 1978 moved within the Swire Group to Cathay Pacific Airways, rising to the position of Chief Executive (2007 to 2011). During that time he served on the IATA Board of Governors, including as its Chairman from June 2009 to June 2010.
Tony, a British national, was born in Egypt in 1955 and graduated from Oxford University in Jurisprudence. He has broad international working experience in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, the Philippines and the United Kingdom. At IATA, he works from both its main offices in Montreal, Canada and Geneva, Switzerland. He is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society.