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Virgin Australia Group executive team

Paul Scurrah
Paul Scurrah
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer

Mr Paul Scurrah was appointed Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer on 25 March 2019.

Paul has more than 20 years of leadership experience in the transport, logistics, travel and aviation sectors having previously been CEO of DP World Australia and Queensland Rail and held Executive Management roles at Aurizon, Flight Centre and Tourism Queensland.

Keith Neate
Chief Financial Officer

Keith Neate was appointed CFO on 2 September 2019. He is responsible for Treasury, Group Finance, Transaction Services and Investor Relations.

Merren McArthur - Group Executive, Virgin Australia Regional Airlines
Merren McArthur
Chief Executive Officer, Tigerair Australia

Merren McArthur is responsible for leading the airline's low cost carrier, Tigerair Australia.

Karl Schuster - Chief Executive Officer, Velocity Frequent Flyer
Karl Schuster
Chief Executive Officer, Velocity Frequent Flyer

Karl Schuster is responsible for Virgin Australia’s loyalty program, Velocity Frequent Flyer.

John MacLeod
Chief Commercial Officer

John MacLeod is responsible for Group Sales, Distribution, Alliances, Digital, and Revenue and Network Management.

Stuart Aggs
Chief Operations Officer

Stuart Aggs is responsible for the Group’s operations, including Flight Operations, Ground Operations, Network Operations, Engineering & Maintenance, Cabin Crew, Safety Systems and Virgin Australia Regional Airlines.

Danielle Keighery - Group Executive Public Affairs
Danielle Keighery
Chief Experience Officer

Danielle Keighery is responsible for the Group’s Customer Experience, including Product & Customer, Inflight Services, Brand, Marketing, Sponsorships and Community Partners, Public Affairs, Media Relations, and Internal Communications.

Lucinda Gemmell
Chief People & Culture Officer

Lucinda Gemmell is responsible for People, Learning & Development and Organisational Culture.

Dayna Field
Chief Legal and Risk Officer

Dayna Field is responsible for Business Resilience, Internal Audit, Legal, Privacy, Group Sustainability and Workplace Relations. 


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