This article was first published in the summer of 2019 as part of a 100 part series on the history of British Airways and its predecessor airlines, Imperial Airways, BOAC and BEA. You can browse the full series of 100 stories in numerical order, by theme or by decade.
Rosalind “Roz” Hanby was the face of British Airways through much of the 1970s and early 1980s.
Roz joined BOAC as cabin crew in the early 1970s and worked for BOAC and BA on the Boeing 707 and VC10 aircraft, as well as Concorde, before taking up a full time role promoting BA.
Roz appeared in numerous print and TV advertisements all over the world, including a BA billboard that featured in the James Bond film “Moonraker”. Roz left BA permanently in 1982 to pursue a career in television.
Roz Hanby spoke to advertising industry publication “Campaign” about her time at BA as part of its 50th birthday celebrations in 2018: