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Qantas Makes Changes to Jetstar Management

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Qantas has made the following changes to its low cost airline, Jetstar.

A number of new roles have been created in the Jetstar structure to position the business for continued strong growth throughout the Asia Pacific region. This includes a new role of Chief Executive Officer, Jetstar Australia and New Zealand to ensure continued success in these core markets.

David Hall, currently Group Executive Corporate Services and Technology at Qantas, has been appointed to this position, which will report to Bruce Buchanan who has been appointed as Jetstar Group CEO.

As Chief Executive Officer of Jetstar Australia and New Zealand, David Hall will be responsible for flying operations, airports, pilots, cabin crew, engineering, safety and technical programs, including the introduction of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner to the Qantas Group fleet.

David Hall’s appointment to the new Jetstar role will result in some changes to Qantas Group executive management and responsibilities:

- the QFuture program will move to Finance, under the leadership of Chief Financial Officer, Gareth Evans.

- Jayne Hrdlicka, who will join Qantas from Bain & Company, will assume responsibility for strategy from David Hall in an acting capacity. This will report to the CEO.

- David Hall will retain responsibility for Business Information Solutions in the near term, before new arrangements are finalised.

The Chief Executive Officer of Jetstar Asia, Chong Phit Lian, has also had her role expanded to include responsibility for Jetstar investments and businesses in Asia, which includes responsibility for building its Singapore long haul flying hub.

The Chief Executive Officer, Jetstar Australia and New Zealand and Chief Executive Officer, Jetstar Asia will join four other executives on the Jetstar Group executive team, reporting to the Jetstar Group Chief Executive Officer.

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