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About Us

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.

Geoff Smith - Acting Chief Financial Officer
Geoff Smith
Chief Financial Officer

Geoff Smith is responsible for Finance, Investor Relations, Procurement, Group Strategy and Fleet.

Merren McArthur - Group Executive, Virgin Australia Regional Airlines
Merren McArthur
Chief Executive Officer, Tigerair Australia
Chief Commercial Officer (Acting), Virgin Australia Airlines

Merren McArthur is responsible for leading the airline's low cost carrier, Tigerair Australia. As Chief Commercial Officer (Acting), Merren is also responsible for Sales, Cargo, Network & Revenue Management, Alliances, Product & Customer, and Digital Experience.

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.


Stuart Aggs
Chief Operations Officer (Acting), Virgin Australia Airlines

Stuart Aggs is responsible for Flight Operations, Ground Operations, Network Operations, Engineering & Maintenance, Cabin Crew, Safety Systems and Inflight Services.

Danielle Keighery - Group Executive Public Affairs
Danielle Keighery
Group Executive Brand, Marketing and Public Affairs

Danielle Keighery is responsible for the Group’s Brand, Marketing, Sponsorships, Public Affairs, Media Relations, Internal Communications and Community Partners.

Lucinda Gemmell
Group Executive, People

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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