British Airways Plc today announced that Denise Kingsmill CBE will be joining the Board as a Non-Executive Director with effect from 1 November, 2004.

Until December 2003, Denise chaired the Department of Trade and Industry's Accounting for People Task Force and was Deputy Chairman of the Competition Commission. A lawyer, she is also a non-executive director of the Home Office and chairs the Advisory Forum for Laing O'Rourke plc.

Martin Broughton, British Airways' chairman, said: "We are delighted that Denise will be joining the Board. Her extensive experience and knowledge in competition and legal issues will provide further strength to the Board in these key areas."


October 11, 2004 101/JM/2004

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