14 OCTOBER 2019


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Article from BTNews 14 OCTOBER 2019

New CEO named for Air New Zealand

The New Zealand-born head of the American multinational retail corporation Walmart, Greg Foran, has been appointed the new CEO of Air New Zealand. He succeeds Christopher Luxon, who announced his resignation this summer (BTN 24 June).

Air New Zealand chairman Dame Therese Walsh said Foran, who grew up in Hastings and Hamilton, would be an “outstanding leader”. She added: “We are thrilled to have attracted a world-class Kiwi back home.”

Foran, who will join the airline in the first quarter of next year, said: “I am a proud Kiwi, and to have the job of nurturing and building on the legacy of a company that represents the best of our nation at home and around the world really excites me.

“Air New Zealand is deservedly recognised as one of the world’s great airlines and I look forward to working alongside its people, with their absolute love and passion for the business, to take it to the next level.”

Foran said the level of customer focus and care shown by the airline’s staff was one of the carrier’s major competitive advantages and he looked forward to building on it.

He added: “I want Air New Zealand to continue to be at the forefront of its industry across the world and to deliver strong commercial results in the process.”


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