Flybe hires new top brass

Regional airline Flybe has picked SABMiller’s financial planning head Philip de Klerk as its new chief financial officer, almost a year after the search began for a replacement for Andrew Knuckey. The firm, which hired Saad Hammad as its chief executive last August as part of its turnaround efforts, said de Klerk will join the firm by November at the latest but might come on board as early as August.