Thursday, 16 January 2020

Air New Zealand Chief People Officer resigns

Jodie King joined Air New Zealand in 2013 as a General Manager in the People function and was appointed to Chief People Officer in February 2016. She has played a key role in further building the airline’s iconic culture and customer focus. During her tenure, the airline has seen strong progress in its talent attraction, people development and management, leadership development and diversity and inclusion agenda.

Air New Zealand Chief People Officer Jodie King will be leaving Air New Zealand to take up a new role
with Vodafone New Zealand.

She will be greatly missed by the Executive Team by whom she is highly regarded. Jodie King will work with incoming Chief Executive Officer Greg Foran to ensure a smooth transition occurs and a strong appointment to the Chief People Officer role is made.

Jodie was appointed Chief People Officer in February 2016. Jodie King joined Air New Zealand in 2012 as an HR General Manager and member of the HR Leadership Team after 16 years of living and working in the UK. 

During her time in London Jodie worked at KPMG in leadership and management consultancy roles across a range of industries, including infrastructure, oil and gas, banking and retail. Her last role at KPMG saw her as Director of Talent Management across 9 European countries. Prior to KPMG she worked for New Zealand Treasury and NZ Dairy Co-operative. 

Jodie has a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Otago and has graduated from executive management programmes at Stanford University Graduate School of Business and the Advanced Management Programme at INSEAD Fontainebleau. Jodie has been a member of Global Women since 2017 and is an Advisory Board Member of the Auckland University School of Business.

Jodie King will leave by the end of the financial year.

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