Qantas makes changes to executive team

first_imgThe Qantas Group has announced changes to its executive leadership team as it continues its accelerated transformation program.As a result of the new structure the current CEO of Qantas International, Simon Hickey, and CEO of Qantas Domestic, Lyell Strambi, have decided to leave the Qantas Group.The changes represent a flatter structure for the broader Qantas Group executive team, with the positions of Deputy CFO, QantasLink CEO and Qantas Airways Chief Operating Officer not being replaced.Transition to the new structure will begin in the New Year, with changes finalised by March 2015, the last major restructure of the Qantas Executive Committee was in May 2012.Announcing the changes, Alan Joyce recognised the contribution made by Lyell Strambi and Simon Hickey.“In a number of roles at Qantas, but especially as the CEOs of our domestic and international airlines, Lyell and Simon have helped build a stronger Qantas. I would like to thank them for their tremendous contribution and wish them well for the future,” Mr Joyce said.Simon has been with Qantas for 10 years in a number of senior roles including the CEO of Qantas Frequent Flyer, more recently Simon was the CEO of Qantas International.“In the 12 months since we announced our accelerated transformation program, we have made excellent progress. But there is still a lot of work to build the foundation for a stronger, more sustainable and more successful Qantas,” Mr Joyce said.Simon Hickey said he felt privileged to have worked with a dedicated and passionate team of people at Qantas, however it was the right time to explore new opportunities.“During my time at Qantas, I am most proud of working with great teams to refocus the Loyalty business; restructuring Qantas Freight into the largest independent air freight business in Australia; and of course helping drive the turnaround in Qantas International,” Mr Hickey said.Source = ETB Travel News: Lewis Wisemanlast_img read more