Qantas has confirmed that Tino La Spina, the current
Chief Financial Officer, has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Qantas
International, following the resignation of Alison Webster.
Vanessa Hudson, who is currently the
groupís Chief Customer Officer, will become the new Chief
The changes will take effect from 1
October 2019, allowing Mr La Spina to close out the current fiscal
year through to annual reporting.
From mid-May, Ms Hudson will be
CFO Designate and will work closely with Mr La Spina to ensure a
Narendra Kumar will remain Acting Qantas
International CEO while the CFO transition is completed.
process to appoint a replacement Chief Customer Officer is
expected to start
All three roles will continue to report to Qantas Group
CEO, Alan Joyce.
Mr Joyce said,
ďThese changes show the depth of talent in our Group executive
team, and a large part of that comes from our practice of giving
people exposure in different areas across a diverse portfolio of
businesses. Vanessa started with Qantas 24 years ago in
finance and audit, before moving to senior roles in inflight
services, commercial planning, sales and distribution, and
regional head of Qantas in the US. It means she brings a deep
understanding of our business as well as a strong background in
finance to the role of CFO. Tino has been with Qantas for 13
years in a series of senior finance roles, which has given him a
detailed understanding of what drives results in each part of the
Group. There is a lot of positive momentum across the Qantas
Group. We have a great executive team in place and I look forward
to working with them over the years ahead as we deliver for our
customers and shareholders.Ē