/ 21 February 2024

Two high-profile resignations…

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Queensland’s top cop Katarina Carroll will finish up next Friday – months before her contract is due to end in July. She’s been commissioner since July 2019 and has been under pressure over growing youth crime – that came to a head with grandmother Vyleen White’s stabbing murder this month. Carroll has also faced criticism inside the force after standing down an officer who authorised colleagues to ram a stolen car. She says the role has been “the most incredible and rewarding journey”.Virgin Australia is also searching for a new boss after CEO Jayne Hrdlicka announced her departure yesterday. She came on board during turbulent times in 2020 after the airline entered administration and new management returned the airline to profitability for the first time in 11 years. Hrdlicka (who you might have seen at the Australian Open as chair of Tennis Australia…) said she’s leaving after 4 years of “heavy lifting” and will “pass the baton on” ahead of Virgin’s speculated listing on the stock exchange. Up, up and away…

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