Christine Ourmieres-Widener has been elected as a new member of the ERA Board, effective immediately.
Ourmieres-Widener is the Chief Executive Officer of ERA member airline Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline. Ourmieres-Widener re-joins the ERA Board, having previously been a board member from October 2012 until March 2015.
The European Regions Airline Association (ERA) announced that Christine Ourmieres-Widener has been elected as a member of the ERA Board, further strengthening the association’s position as the voice of European aviation. The ERA Board is elected by the association’s members and works on their behalf to protect the interests of the European aviation sector.
Simon McNamara, ERA Director General, says: “I am delighted to welcome Christine Ourmieres-Widener to the ERA Board. The industry expertise that ERA Board members bring to the association is invaluable and Christine has a very strong background in European aviation. I know that Christine’s experience will bring significant benefits to the association and the ERA Board is looking forward to working with her to represent our members’ interests in Europe.”
Christine Ourmieres-Widener comments: “I am honoured to have been elected to the ERA Board. Regional aviation has a valuable role to play towards the growth and sustainable success of local economies and in connecting local communities.
“We operate in a vibrant, ever-moving and challenging environment, even more so given the current political landscape and ERA has a critical role to play. I’m delighted to be back and ready to get to work to help promote and champion all our members’ interests before Europe's major regulatory bodies.”