Australia's Qantas Group announces new executive appointments
May 2, 2019: Tino La Spina, current chief financial officer, will move to become chief executive officer of Qantas International, announced Qantas Group. This follows the recent resignation of previous CEO, Alison Webster.
The Group's current chief customer officer, Vanessa Hudson, will move to the role of chief financial officer. A process to appoint a replacement chief customer officer will start shortly.
These changes will take effect from October 1, 2019, allowing La Spina to close out the current fiscal year through to annual reporting.
From mid-May, Hudson will be CFO Designate and will work closely with La Spina to ensure a smooth handover.
Narendra Kumar will remain acting Qantas International CEO while the CFO transition is completed.
These newly appointed executives will report to Qantas Group CEO, Alan Joyce.
Joyce said: '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.'