About Us

Virgin Australia Group Executive Team

John Borghetti - Chief Executive Officer
John Borghetti AO
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer

John Borghetti has more than 40 years' experience in the aviation sector having previously held a number of senior positions at Qantas, including the role of Executive General Manager for six years prior to leaving the company in May 2009.

Email: john.borghetti@virginaustralia.com

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

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

Email: geoff.smith@virginaustralia.com

Rob Sharp
Group Executive Virgin Australia Airlines

Rob Sharp is responsible for Virgin Australia Airlines including Inflight Experience, Ground Experience, Network Operations and Operations Services, Flight Operations, Engineering & Maintenance, Safety, Pricing, Network, Scheduling & Yield, Sales & Distribution, Alliances & Product and Business Transformation.

Email: rob.sharp@virginaustralia.com

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.

Email: merrenmcarthur@tigerair.com.au

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.

Email: karl.schuster@virginaustralia.com

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.

Email: danielle.keighery@virginaustralia.com

Lucinda Gemmell
Group Executive, People

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

Email: lucinda.gemmell@virginaustralia.com

Jane McKeon - Group Executive Government Relations
Jane McKeon
Group Executive Government Relations

Jane McKeon is responsible for the Group’s Government Affairs, International Relations and Industry Representation activities.

Email: jane.mckeon@virginaustralia.com

Dayna Field
Chief Legal and Risk Officer

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

Email: dayna.field@virginaustralia.com