Eddington jets to JPMorgan Australia

Former BA chief returns to Australia for non-executive chairman role.

JPMorgan has appointed Sir Rod Eddington as its new non-executive chairman for Australia and New Zealand. Eddington officially starts his new role with JPMorgan in January 2006 and will remain in his non-executive roles with News Corporation, John Swire Sons and Rio Tinto, the world's second largest diversified miner.

The global banking firm scoops Eddington from British Airways, where he has served as chief executive for five years. Prior to this role, the Australian also operated as managing director for Cathay Pacific between 1992-1996, following this position with a three-year stint as executive chairman of defunct domestic carrier Ansett Airlines.

Before these high-flying positions, Eddington...

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