Qantas chief financial officer Colin Storrie has announced that he will resign from the company and its board from March 5 to spend time with his family for personal and health reasons.
“Colin Storrie has contributed greatly to Qantas maintaining a strong financial position during his time as CFO and before that as deputy CFO,” said chairman Leigh Clifford. “During his time as CFO, Qantas was able to remain in profit as it weathered the global financial crisis. We are sad to see him go.”
As an interim replacement, the airline has appointed Gareth Evans as its acting group executive finance until a permanent replacement is appointed. Evans is currently the CFO of Qantas airline operations.
Storrie was appointed to the role of CFO in 2008 following the resignation of Peter Gregg as part of an executive reshuffle following the appointment of Alan Joyce as the company’s chief executive. Prior to taking on the role, Storrie held a number of other high level financial positions with the company, and had been a member of the executive committee since 2005.