New British Airways fund chief

British Airways has named Paul Spencer as the chairman of its pension trustees. Spencer, the former head of National Savings & Investments, is also a trustee of the Rolls-Royce, BT and BAT pension schemes. He is set to play a crucial role in BA’s planned merger with Spanish airline Iberia. Iberia has said it would pull out of the deal unless BA can produce a plan to sort out its pension scheme deficit.