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Exeter-based airline Flybe has confirmed that former British Airways director will take up the role of chief financial officer on a permanent basis.
Milne was named interim chief financial officer in August 2017 following Philip de Klerk's decision to step down from the role at the end of September to join performance materials business Low & Bonar.
He previously worked at British Airways (BA) and its owner International Airlines Group (IAG) for 20 years. He held a variety of roles, including group financial controller at IAG and director of integration at BA. Milne left the group in 2016 to set up his own consulting business.
Christine Ourmieres-Widener, Flybe chief executive, said: "I am delighted that Ian is joining Flybe on a permanent basis. He brings a wealth of aviation industry experience along with strong financial management expertise.
"Ian has already made a positive impact on the business in the short time he has been working with us and I am confident that he will make a great contribution to both the board and the executive team in the future."
Ian Milne added: "This is a great opportunity to join Flybe at an exciting time in its development. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Christine and the Flybe team over the last six weeks and I am looking forward to working with them on a permanent basis."