Group Management Committee

The Qantas Group announced changes to its Group Management Committee on 28 August 2017. These changes will be effective from November 2017. The announcement can be viewed hereOpens in new window .

Alan Joyce

Alan Joyce has been Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Qantas since November 2008.

Under his leadership Qantas has implemented its biggest transformation since privatisation in 1995, renewed its fleet and technology, lifted customer satisfaction to record levels and expanded with new ventures and partnerships.

Mr Joyce served as founding Chief Executive Officer of Jetstar for five years from October 2003, establishing its operations in Australia and across Asia.

He was Chairman of the International Air Transport Association between July 2012 and June 2013.

Among other roles in business and the community, Mr Joyce is a Director of the Business Council of Australia and member of the Male Champions of Change.

He is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering and holds a Bachelor of Science in Applied Science (Physics and Mathematics) (Honours) and a Master of Science in Management Science.

Andrew David

Andrew David has extensive airline experience.

He commenced with Qantas as Chief Operating Officer in July 2014 and on 1 March 2015 was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Qantas Domestic.

Prior to joining Qantas he was Executive Director for Jetstar Japan.

Previous roles have included Chief Executive Officer of Tiger Airways Australia for eighteen months, and Chief Operating Officer of Virgin Australia for five and a half years.

Andrew moved to Australia in 2005 from New Zealand where he’d spent thirteen years with Air New Zealand in various executive roles.

Andrew began his career in IT consultancy.

He has an Executive MBA from Auckland University.

His work experience covers both full service and low cost carriers. He has been involved in start-ups, mergers, acquisitions and major change programs.

He has a broad range of commercial, operational and people leadership skills.

Gareth Evans

Gareth Evans was appointed CEO Qantas International & Freight in March 2015.

Mr Evans was the Chief Financial Officer of the Qantas Group from March 2010 to February 2015.

As Chief Financial Officer his portfolio included Finance, Strategy, Treasury, IT, Procurement (including Fleet), Investor Relations, Mergers & Acquisitions and the Group’s Business Transformation Program.

Prior to March 2010, Mr Evans’ roles with Qantas covered many areas including a number of senior financial roles within the Group, commercial and business analytics and the implementation of major business change initiatives; scheduling of the international and domestic network, ticket pricing, revenue management and airline operations on the day; as well as readiness activities for the arrival of the Airbus A380.

Prior to joining the Qantas Group in 1999, Mr Evans held a number of corporate finance roles with Caltex Australia and KPMG in Australia and the UK.

He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Andrew Finch

Andrew Finch is the Qantas Group General Counsel and Company Secretary, having joined the Qantas Group in 2012.

Mr Finch leads a team that is responsible for the management of legal risk and company secretarial matters across the Qantas Group.

Mr Finch has more than 24 years legal experience in Australia and overseas, joining the Qantas Group from the leading Australian practice of Allens, where he had been a partner specialising in mergers and acquisitions, equity capital markets and general corporate and governance advice.

Mr Finch holds a Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Laws from UNSW, a Master of Laws with First Class Honours from the University of Sydney, and a Master of Business Administration (Exec) from the AGSM.

He is a member of the ACC General Counsel Advisory Board, and ACC Australia’s GC100 and Advocacy Network.

John Gissing

John Gissing was appointed as Group Executive, Associated Airlines and Services in March 2015.

Mr Gissing previously held the position of Chief Executive Officer, Qantas Regional Airlines Group responsible for QantasLink branded operations including the Group’s Western Australia based airline, Network Aviation.

His current role includes these functions as well as shared services for safety, workforce planning and ground operations as well as Auckland based B737 operator Jetconnect, which operate Tasman services under the Qantas brand.

He held the position of Executive Manager, Group Safety and Health between 2009 and 2012, following six years at Jetstar as the Group General Manager, Flight Operations and Safety where he was a founding member of the Jetstar senior management team in 2004.

Mr Gissing joined Qantas Airways in 1999 and holds an Air Transport Pilot Licence with 10,000 hours flying experience.

He has more than 35 years' experience in the aviation industry across regional, domestic and international operations in both the premium and low cost carrier sectors.

Lesley Grant

Lesley Grant was appointed Chief Executive Officer Qantas Loyalty in July 2012 and has been with Qantas Group since May 2002, previously holding the position of Group Executive Customer and Marketing.

Lesley is a Director of Taylor Fry Pty Ltd since March 2015, a Director of the Qantas Foundation since March 2009, a Director of the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra since October 2015, a member of Chief Executive Women and was previously a non-executive director of UNICEF Australia from 2006 – 2015.

In addition to her current responsibilities, Lesley has played an active role within Qantas Group in talent development and inclusion and diversity.

Lesley has extensive senior executive experience in the airline industry successfully leading several large transformational change programmes in key customer, marketing and operations functions.

Prior to joining Qantas Group, Lesley held senior executive roles at both Ansett and Air New Zealand.

Jayne Hrdlicka

Jayne is the CEO of the Jetstar Group.

She joined Qantas in August 2010 as Group Executive Strategy and Information Technology and began her role in Jetstar in July 2012.

Jayne is a former senior partner with Bain & Company in the firm’s Customer Strategy and Marketing Practice, led Bain’s Customer Practice for the Asia region for many years and was also an inaugural member of Bain’s Global Women’s Leadership Council.

Early in her career, Jayne left consulting and spent six years as an executive running transformations as the COO and then CEO of two publishing and marketing related businesses.

She later returned to Bain as a senior leader in the Australian practice.

Jayne holds an MBA from Dartmouth College, New Hampshire USA and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics and Economics from the Colorado College, Colorado USA.

In addition to her role at Jetstar, Jayne is also a Board Director of Tennis Australia, a member of Chief Executive Women and a member of the Scotch College Council in Melbourne.

Tino La Spina

Tino has significant experience in the Transport industry in both Commercial and Financial roles having worked for a number of Airlines.

He joined Qantas in 2006 as General Manager Strategy, then CFO and Head of Commercial for Loyalty and was Group Deputy CFO from August 2009 before being appointed Group CFO in March 2015.

Tino’s airline experience also includes roles at Ansett & Skywest.

Prior to joining Qantas, Tino was the CFO of National Express Group Australia (the Australian operations of National Express Group plc), a public transport provider.

Tino commenced his career in professional firms, including Ernst & Young, where he held Tax Accounting and Audit positions in Australia and the UK.

Tino is a Chartered Accountant and is a member of the Securities Institute of Australia and the Institute of Company Directors.

Tino’s portfolio includes Group Finance, Group Procurement, Treasury, Investor Relations, Mergers and Acquisitions and Shared Services.

Rob Marcolina

Rob Marcolina joined Qantas in October 2012 as Executive Manager Strategy and has expanded his role over the past few years to now having responsibility for driving the overall strategy of the Qantas Group, leading the group wide transformation program and day-to-day responsibility for Qantas’ IT systems, including innovation and their ongoing efficiency and effectiveness.

Prior to joining Qantas, Rob was a Partner with Bain & Company in Los Angeles and Sydney working across multiple industries, with an emphasis on media, technology and telecom businesses.

Rob holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Economics) from the University of Melbourne and a Master of Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in the USA.

In addition to his role at Qantas, Rob is also Chairman of Basketball Australia and currently Acting Chairman of Helloworld Limited.

Andrew Parker

Andrew manages the Group’s government, industry, political, policy, regulatory and international affairs worldwide.

Andrew is a member of the IATA Industry Affairs Committee and is an Advisory Board Member of the Tourism & Transport Forum. Before Qantas, Andrew was Senior Vice President – Public, International, Environment and Industry Affairs at Emirates, based in Dubai.

Over six years he helped grow the airline’s network across six continents.

He was also a key architect in the Qantas Emirates alliance that launched in 2013.

Andrew was previously the founder and Managing Director of a large public affairs firm that was acquired by the Ogilvy Group in 2001.

He has also been a press secretary and senior political adviser to various Australian political leaders and Ministers and worked as a journalist in newspapers and television in Australia, the US and UK.

Jon Scriven

Jon Scriven joined Qantas Group in April 2009 as Group Executive People.

In April 2011, Mr Scriven’s responsibilities at Qantas were extended to include oversight of the Office of the CEO comprising Safety, Security, Environment, Risk, Legal, Internal Audit and the Company Secretariat while continuing his responsibility for all aspects of Human Resources across the Group.

Prior to joining Qantas Group, Mr Scriven was the Group HR Director for Coca-Cola Amatil taking on that role in 2002.

Between 1999-2002 Mr Scriven was a Human Capital Services Partner at Andersen.

From 1991, Mr Scriven held various roles within Coca-Cola Amatil including Group Remuneration & Benefits Manager and Group Learning & Development Manager.

Earlier in his career Mr Scriven held Learning & Development roles at both Westpac and PriceWaterhouse.

Mr Scriven studied at Cambridge University and holds a Masters in Mathematics.

He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia and also a Fellow of the Australian Human Resources Institute.

Mr Scriven is also a Director of the Australian Human Resources Institute.

Olivia Wirth

Olivia Wirth is responsible for the Qantas Group’s external and internal communications including managing the Qantas Brand, marketing, media, PR and corporate affairs.

This portfolio also includes management of the company’s digital, social and entertainment strategies, customer insights and research and inflight entertainment as well as partnerships with sporting, arts and community organisations.

Olivia joined Qantas in 2009 and has held several positions, including the Group Executive for Government Relations and Corporate Affairs. She has over 20 years of experience in public affairs, marketing and government relations.

Olivia joined Qantas from the Tourism & Transport Forum, Australia’s peak tourism industry group where, as Executive Director, she led its public advocacy and engagement with federal and state governments.

She has worked in a range of public and corporate affairs roles, including for the UK based, Business in the Community (part of the Prince's Trust) and the Australian Tourist Commission (now Tourism Australia).

Olivia is also on the Board of UNICEF Australia.