Air New Zealand has appointed Christopher Luxon
as its next Chief Executive Officer.
Mr Luxon will take over from
current Chief Executive Officer, Rob Fyfe, at the end of December.
Mr Luxon is presently Group General Manager International
Airline and has held the role since joining Air New Zealand in May 2011, following a successful career at Unilever in North
America, Asia and Australia. His most recent role there was President and Chief Executive Officer of Unileverís Canadian
New Zealand's International Airline carries approximately 1.6
million long haul passengers annually, has annual revenue of
approximately NZ$ 1.8 billion and employs more than 3,000 staff.
The International Airline is one of the most significant tourism businesses
in New Zealand carrying a third of all inbound visitors to New
Zealand. Inbound visitors to New Zealand collectively generate
foreign exchange earnings of $NZD 9.5 billion a year.
Luxon is married to his wife Amanda and they have two children -
William aged 12 and Olivia aged 10.
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