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Airline CEOs join Virgin Australia board

written by australianaviation.com.au | July 4, 2014
photo - Rob Finlayson
photo – Rob Finlayson

The CEOs of Air New Zealand, Etihad Airways and Singapore Airlines have formally joined the board of Virgin Australia.

The appointments of Christopher Luxon, James Hogan and Goh Choon Phong are effective immediately, and reflect the shareholdings each of these airlines have in Virgin Australia.

“We are privileged to have such a strong and diverse group of leading international airlines as our major shareholders and it is with great pleasure that I welcome their nominated representatives to the Board,” Chatfield said in a statement on Friday. “The new directors bring a wealth of global aviation experience which will further strengthen the Board.”

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“We have put in place strong protocols in relation to confidential information and any conflict of interest. The board will continue to ensure it serves in the best interests of all shareholders. The board will comprise of ten directors, four of which represent the major shareholders including Air New Zealand, Etihad Airways, Singapore Airlines and the Virgin Group. The remaining six directors include five independent directors and one executive director.”

How the new board works in practice will be closely watched. Notes business commentator Stephen Bartholomeusz on the businessspectator.com.au website: “Having the CEOs of three major airlines with competing aspirations and interests elsewhere on the board, as well as a representative of another airline group with its own interests to protect, could make for a combustible mix.”

Says Bartholomeusz, “there’s massive potential for conflicts of interest – and real conflict – around the new Virgin board table.”

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Airline CEOs join Virgin Australia board

written by australianaviation.com.au | July 4, 2014
photo - Rob Finlayson
photo – Rob Finlayson

The CEOs of Air New Zealand, Etihad Airways and Singapore Airlines have formally joined the board of Virgin Australia.

The appointments of Christopher Luxon, James Hogan and Goh Choon Phong are effective immediately, and reflect the shareholdings each of these airlines have in Virgin Australia.

“We are privileged to have such a strong and diverse group of leading international airlines as our major shareholders and it is with great pleasure that I welcome their nominated representatives to the Board,” Chatfield said in a statement on Friday. “The new directors bring a wealth of global aviation experience which will further strengthen the Board.”

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“We have put in place strong protocols in relation to confidential information and any conflict of interest. The board will continue to ensure it serves in the best interests of all shareholders. The board will comprise of ten directors, four of which represent the major shareholders including Air New Zealand, Etihad Airways, Singapore Airlines and the Virgin Group. The remaining six directors include five independent directors and one executive director.”

How the new board works in practice will be closely watched. Notes business commentator Stephen Bartholomeusz on the businessspectator.com.au website: “Having the CEOs of three major airlines with competing aspirations and interests elsewhere on the board, as well as a representative of another airline group with its own interests to protect, could make for a combustible mix.”

Says Bartholomeusz, “there’s massive potential for conflicts of interest – and real conflict – around the new Virgin board table.”

Steer your own in-flight experience – available on print and digital Whether our classic glossy magazine in your letterbox, daily news updates in your inbox, peeling back a few layers in the podcast or our monthly current affair reports, you can count on us to keep you up to date. Sign up today for just $99.95 for more exclusive offers here. Subscribe now at australianaviation.com.au.

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    I’m fascinated to know just how this would work in practice!

    How is this going to work to the benefit of VA and what are the ‘strong protocols’ that have been put in place?

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Airline CEOs join Virgin Australia board

written by australianaviation.com.au | July 4, 2014
photo - Rob Finlayson
photo – Rob Finlayson

The CEOs of Air New Zealand, Etihad Airways and Singapore Airlines have formally joined the board of Virgin Australia.

The appointments of Christopher Luxon, James Hogan and Goh Choon Phong are effective immediately, and reflect the shareholdings each of these airlines have in Virgin Australia.

“We are privileged to have such a strong and diverse group of leading international airlines as our major shareholders and it is with great pleasure that I welcome their nominated representatives to the Board,” Chatfield said in a statement on Friday. “The new directors bring a wealth of global aviation experience which will further strengthen the Board.”

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“We have put in place strong protocols in relation to confidential information and any conflict of interest. The board will continue to ensure it serves in the best interests of all shareholders. The board will comprise of ten directors, four of which represent the major shareholders including Air New Zealand, Etihad Airways, Singapore Airlines and the Virgin Group. The remaining six directors include five independent directors and one executive director.”

How the new board works in practice will be closely watched. Notes business commentator Stephen Bartholomeusz on the businessspectator.com.au website: “Having the CEOs of three major airlines with competing aspirations and interests elsewhere on the board, as well as a representative of another airline group with its own interests to protect, could make for a combustible mix.”

Says Bartholomeusz, “there’s massive potential for conflicts of interest – and real conflict – around the new Virgin board table.”

Steer your own in-flight experience – available on print and digital Whether our classic glossy magazine in your letterbox, daily news updates in your inbox, peeling back a few layers in the podcast or our monthly current affair reports, you can count on us to keep you up to date. Sign up today for just $99.95 for more exclusive offers here. Subscribe now at australianaviation.com.au.

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  • Raymond

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    I’m fascinated to know just how this would work in practice!

    How is this going to work to the benefit of VA and what are the ‘strong protocols’ that have been put in place?

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Airline CEOs join Virgin Australia board

written by australianaviation.com.au | July 4, 2014
photo - Rob Finlayson
photo – Rob Finlayson

The CEOs of Air New Zealand, Etihad Airways and Singapore Airlines have formally joined the board of Virgin Australia.

The appointments of Christopher Luxon, James Hogan and Goh Choon Phong are effective immediately, and reflect the shareholdings each of these airlines have in Virgin Australia.

“We are privileged to have such a strong and diverse group of leading international airlines as our major shareholders and it is with great pleasure that I welcome their nominated representatives to the Board,” Chatfield said in a statement on Friday. “The new directors bring a wealth of global aviation experience which will further strengthen the Board.”

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“We have put in place strong protocols in relation to confidential information and any conflict of interest. The board will continue to ensure it serves in the best interests of all shareholders. The board will comprise of ten directors, four of which represent the major shareholders including Air New Zealand, Etihad Airways, Singapore Airlines and the Virgin Group. The remaining six directors include five independent directors and one executive director.”

How the new board works in practice will be closely watched. Notes business commentator Stephen Bartholomeusz on the businessspectator.com.au website: “Having the CEOs of three major airlines with competing aspirations and interests elsewhere on the board, as well as a representative of another airline group with its own interests to protect, could make for a combustible mix.”

Says Bartholomeusz, “there’s massive potential for conflicts of interest – and real conflict – around the new Virgin board table.”

Steer your own in-flight experience – available on print and digital Whether our classic glossy magazine in your letterbox, daily news updates in your inbox, peeling back a few layers in the podcast or our monthly current affair reports, you can count on us to keep you up to date. Sign up today for just $99.95 for more exclusive offers here. Subscribe now at australianaviation.com.au.

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  • Raymond

    says:

    I’m fascinated to know just how this would work in practice!

    How is this going to work to the benefit of VA and what are the ‘strong protocols’ that have been put in place?

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