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Virgin Blue Welcomes Sam Mostyn to the Board as Non-Executive Director


BRISBANE 1 SEPTEMBER 2010:  Virgin Blue Group of Airlines today welcomes Ms Sam Mostyn to the Group's Board of Directors, effective immediately.


Chairman of the Virgin Blue Group Mr Neil Chatfield said the appointment added to the company’s already strong board.


"I would like to welcome Sam to the Virgin Blue Board as Non-Executive Director. Sam comes with great executive and non-executive experience across a range of large publicly listed companies, sporting and charitable organisations.


“Her expertise in the areas of HR, OH&S and sustainability will provide great counsel to the Virgin Blue Board and we look forward to working with Sam,” Mr Chatfield said.


Ms Mostyn is currently the Director of the Institute for Sustainable Solutions at the University of Sydney, responsible for building collaborative and cross disciplinary projects involving research excellence on a number of sustainability topics. 


Sam has held senior executive roles in Human Resources, Corporate and Government Affairs, Internal Communications and Corporate Sustainability functions at IAG. Prior to this she held positions with Optus Communications in Sydney and Cable & Wireless Plc in London. She was a policy advisor to two Federal Communications Ministers before joining the office of the Prime Minister Paul Keating as a senior communications policy advisor.

In 2005, Sam was appointed as a Commissioner with the Australian Football League, the first woman to hold such a position.

Sam is President of the Australian Museum Trust and a Board Member of Australian Volunteers International and the Sydney Theatre Company. She is the Chair of the Stakeholder Advisory Council of the CSIRO’s Climate Adaptation Flagship, a member of the NSW Climate Change Council and serves on the advisory board of ClimateWorks Australia. She also serves on the Minister for Climate Change’s Coasts and Climate Change Council.

Ms Mostyn joins Mr Chatfield, CEO John Borghetti and Non-Executive Directors Mark Vaile; Rob Thomas; David Baxby; and Patrick McCall.