Richard H. Anderson, CEO of Delta Air Lines, has taken on the duty of the Chairman of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Board of Governors. Anderson succeeds Alan Joyce, CEO and Managing Director of Qantas Airways. Anderson’s appointment is effective immediately and is for one year, ending with the conclusion of IATA’s 70th AGM in Doha, Qatar. Anderson has spent more than 25 years in aviation. He was named Delta CEO in 2007 when he joined the airline from UnitedHealth Group. He began his aviation career in 1987 at Continental Airlines. In 1990, he started a 14-year career at Northwest Airlines, where he served as CEO from 2001 to 2004.