Friday, 29 June 2018

Qantas names next chairman

Leigh Clifford
The Australian carrier, Qantas has announced this week that its chairman Leigh Clifford will step down from the national carrier in October 2018, after 11 years in the role.

Richard Goyder, will then take on the role of Qantas Chairman following the airlines annual general meeting on 26th October. Goyder is already a member of the board, having joined Qantas' board in November 2017 after previously serving as CEO of Wesfarmers Limited for 12 years. His other roles include Chairman of Woodside Petroleum Limited and the Australian Football League.

Mr Goyder said: “Qantas is an iconic Australian company and one of the best performing airline groups in the world. I’m honoured to be named its Chairman and look forward to working with my Board colleagues to help it take advantage of the opportunities ahead.”

Richard Goyder
Leigh Clifford became Qantas chairman in November 2007 and has lead the airline through many changes and achieving record levels of profitability, employee engagement and customer satisfaction.

“It has been an absolute privilege to lead the Qantas Board for these past 11 years. The national carrier has never been in a stronger position and that’s a credit to the management team and the 30,000 employees that make up the Qantas Group family.  Richard is one of the most experienced business leaders in Australia and an excellent choice to lead the Qantas Board into the future.” Mr Clifford said.