A British national, Rishton, 47, has been chief financial officer at British Airways PLC since 2001. He joined the airline in 1994 as financial controller in the United States, was appointed sales controller in 1996, operations controller in 1998 and commercial controller in 1999.
Prior to British Airways, Rishton worked for Ford of Europe in various international executive positions between 1979 and 1994. Rishton plans to relocate to The Netherlands.
Joost Sliepenbeek, currently Ahold's chief accounting officer, has been appointed interim cfo effective Sept. 1, when Hannu Ryƒ