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Qantas announces changes to Jetstar management

5-Aug-2010 12:05 PM

Qantas CEO, Alan Joyce, announced (05-Aug-2010) changes to the management of Jetstar, to position the organisation for future growth.

  • Group CEO: Jetstar CEO, Bruce Buchanan, will become the Group CEO;
  • CEO Jetstar Australia and New Zealand: David Hall, currently Group Executive Corporate Services and Technology at Qantas, has been appointed to this new position and will report to Mr Buchanan. Mr Hall will be responsible for flying operations, airports, pilots, cabin crew, engineering, safety and technical programmes, including the introduction of the B787 Dreamliner to the Qantas Group fleet. Mr Hall will retain responsibility for Business Information Solutions in the near term, before new arrangements are finalised. The QFuture program will move to Finance, under the leadership of CFO, Gareth Evans;
  • CEO Jetstar Asia: current CEO, Chong Phit Lian, will have her role expanded to include responsibility for Jetstar investments and businesses in Asia, which includes responsibility for building its Singapore long-haul flying hub;
  • Group Executive Corporate Services and Technology: Jayne Hrdlicka will assume responsibilty in an acting capacity. [more]

Qantas: “This change in structure builds a strong foundation for continued growth for Jetstar. This will ensure we are well placed to successfully expand our footprint to new markets throughout Asia. The Jetstar brands have grown significantly since inception six years ago, cementing Jetstar as a leading low-fares airline across Australia, New Zealand, Asia and the South Pacific. With Qantas and Jetstar, the Qantas Group has two strong and complementary brands to ensure we are able to respond to opportunities and changing market conditions,” Alan Joyce, CEO. Source: Qantas, 05-Aug-2010.