Australasia’s two biggest airlines have rearranged their organisation charts, but in different ways. Qantas is splitting its flying business into two brands – Qantas and Jetstar. John Borghetti takes over as executive general manager of Qantas Airways, and Alan Joyce as chief executive of all Jetstar businesses. These include domestic Jetstar, Singapore-based Jetstar Asia, and Jetstar International, which plans to launch later this year.

Other senior Qantas managers, such as chief financial officer Peter Gregg, are taking on more responsibilities. Gregg is also becoming executive general manager strategy.

Borghetti and Gregg are seen as likely successors to chief executive Geoff Dixon. These and related changes reduce the number of executives reporting directly to Dixon, who wants to give the airline divisions more freedom to make decisions.

Rob Fyfe, Air New Zealand’s chief executive, is moving in the opposite direction. He is expanding his inner circle from six to 10, so he has a more “hands-on” role. They are: Chris Nassenstein, engineering; Steve Bayliss, marketing; David Morgan, operation standards and safety; and Ed Sims, international airlines.


Source: Airline Business