After facing charges ranging from outsourcing jobs during the pandemic to selling tickets for already canceled flights, former Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce resigned months before his scheduled departure.
As his airline faces legal action from Australian regulators, disgraced Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce is quitting his job two months ahead of his scheduled departure.
THE the airline announced that his departure was effective immediatelyending his 15-year career at the head of the carrier.
Joyce quits after action by Transport Workers Union and Australian regulators
Alan Joyce joined Qantas in 2000, after spending 12 years with Irish airline Aer Lingus. In 2003, he took over the management of Jetstar Airways, a subsidiary of Qantas. He would eventually become head of the entire airline five years later.
Although his leadership was marred by controversy, Joyce’s latest troubles eventually forced him to be ousted from the company. In 2022, Australia ABC News reports the airline lost an appeal in a lawsuit brought by the Transport Workers Union, accusing the airline of outsourcing union jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2023, the The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has announced that it will take legal action against Qantas. on the basis of allegations, they would have sold tickets on already canceled flights.
The replacement in this position is Vanessa Hudson, chief financial officer of Qantas, who will become the airline’s first female chief executive. She joined Qantas in 1994, working her way up from supervisor of internal audit to managing the company’s finances. In previous commentsHudson said his priority was to move from “recovery to growth.”
“The success of our recovery plans means we are in a position of strength,” Hudson said in a press release. “And that will only remain true if we manage to find the right balance for our customers, our employees and our shareholders in the years to come. »
For his tenure as Managing Director of Qantas, BBC News Joyce could receive an exit package worth an estimated US$15.31 million. Any project must be approved by the company’s board of directors.
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