QANTAS has announced Richard Goyder will assume the position of chairman of the national carrier following the departure of Leigh Clifford, who will step down after 11 years in the role (TD breaking news).
Goyder joined the Qantas Board in Nov 2017 and is currently independent non-executive director and a member of the Audit Committee.
He was previously md and ceo of Wesfarmers Limited and is also chairman of Woodside Petroleum Limited, the Australian Football League Commission, JDFR Australia, the West Australian Symphony Orchestra, and of the Channel 7 Telethon Trust.
“Qantas is an iconic Australian company and one of the best performing airline groups in the world,” Goyder said.
“I’m honoured to be named its chairman and look forward to working with my Board colleagues to help it take advantage of the opportunities ahead,” he added.
Goyder will take to the helm following the Oct 2018 AGM, which will mark the end of Clifford’s current three-year term on the Qantas board.
Clifford became chairman of Qantas in Nov 2007 and said it had been an “absolute privilege” to lead the board.
“Richard is one of the most experienced business leaders in Australia and an excellent choice to lead the Qantas Board into the future,” he said.

Source: Travel Australia