Martin Broughton, chairman of British Airways, has been nominated for appointment as deputy president of the CBI.
Broughton’s nomination will go forward to the CBI’s Annual General Meeting next month for election.
He will serve as John Sunderland’s deputy with a view to succeeding him as president on 1 January 2007 for a two-and-a-half-year term.
Sunderland said: “[Martin’s] wealth of international business experience will be a great asset to the CBI and to Richard Lambert who will be taking over as director-general on 1 July.
“CBI members can be assured that the voice of British business will continue to be heard loudly and clearly both at home and in all our international markets.”
Broughton, 59, joined the board of British Airways in 2000 as a non-executive director, was appointed chairman in 2004. He previously spent more than 30 years with tobacco giant BAT in a variety of different roles, becoming group chief executive in 1993 and chairman in 1998.
Broughton has been associated with the CBI for many years, most notably as chairman of the Companies Committee from 1995-99.