Qantas names Joyce CEO

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Qantas Airways announced today that Alan Joyce is to become CEO of the airline upon the retirement of Geoff Dixon. Joyce is currently CEO of Qantas subsidiary airline Jetstar.

Geoff Dixon will step down as CEO after Qantas’ annual general meeting on 28 November 2008. However, Dixon  will remain available to Qantas on a consulting basis until 31 March 2009.

Joyce has been employed with the Qantas Group since 2000. He was appointed CEO of Jetstar in October 2003. Prior to his appointment at Jetstar, Alan spent over 15 years in leadership positions for full service carriers Qantas, Ansett and Aer Lingus.

At both Qantas and Ansett, he led the network planning, schedules planning and network strategy functions.