/ 12 October 2023

Qantas chairman prepares to disembark

Image source: Getty
Image source: Getty

Qantas chairman Richard Goyder will make a slow exit from the airline’s board with a plan to depart in November next year. The announcement comes after an extremely turbulent few months, what with a High Court ruling that the airline illegally outsourced jobs, the competition watchdog claiming they’d sold tickets for cancelled flights, and a political stoush over market competition. Alan Joyce left the CEO role in September, and there were loud calls for Goyder to go too. Yesterday, Goyder said “mistakes were made” and that “accountability is required to restore trust”. Not happy about the timeline is the Transport Workers’ Union… Secretary Michael Kaine said it’s “an attempt to retire in dignity” and he should go ASAP.

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