QANTAS ceo Alan Joyce has been announced as the new chair of the Governing Board of the oneworld airline alliance.
Joyce has been appointed for a two-year term, taking the place vacated by Finnair’s outgoing ceo Pekka Vauramo who is taking a role with Finnish industrial conglomerate Metso Corporation.
The oneworld Governing Board comprises the ceos of all of the alliance’s member airlines, which include American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Finnair, Iberia, Japan Airlines, LATAM Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Qatar Airways, Royal Jordanian, S7 Airlines and SriLankan Airlines, along with Qantas itself.
Joyce will work closely with his former colleague at Qantas, Rob Gurney, who is now based in New York as oneworld ceo.
“As a founding member of oneworld, we are pleased the alliance has evolved over time to deliver greater value to more customers worldwide and expand its joint network,” Joyce said.
“I look forward to serving as chairman of the Governing Board and working with our oneworld partner airlines as the alliance reaches the 20th anniversary of its launch,” he added.