Gareth Evans to lead Qantas freight

New leader for the division as airline reshuffles its group executive team.

Gareth Evans to lead Qantas freight
Gareth Evans will be tasked with completing the turnaround of Qantas International.


Qantas has announced several changes to its executive team, including a new leader for the airline’s freight operations.

Gareth Evans, currently chief financial officer of the wider Qantas Group, will take over as CEO of Qantas International and Freight from the start of the New Year.

He replaces current CEO of Qantas International Simon Hickey, who has decided to leave.

Current CEO of Qantas Domestic Lyell Strambi has also departed in the shake-up that brought five new people into the executive team.

Tino La Spina, formerly deputy chief financial officer has been promoted to take on Evans’ current role.

Evans will continue to report to Qantas CEO Alan Joyce.

"In the 12 months since we announced our accelerated transformation program, we have made excellent progress," Joyce says.

"But there is still a lot of work to build the foundation for a stronger, more sustainable and more successful Qantas.

"This new executive team will lead this work forward to deliver for our customers, shareholders and employees according to the strategy we have laid out."

Evans has been with Qantas for 15 years in roles that included finance, pricing, and operations. The company says his major focus will be completing the turnaround of Qantas International.

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