The new strategy and accompanying structure is the next step for Air New Zealand as it continues to build on the work that has been done to reinvigorate the company over the past two years.

The new appointments are: Airlines division (reporting to Group General Manager Airlines, Rob Fyfe)

  • Ed Sims - General Manager International Airline. Currently Vice President of Marketing and Alliances, Ed will lead the Air New Zealand long haul airline operation.
  • Andrew David - Previously Vice President of Strategy, Andrew takes the role of General Manager Pacific Airline with responsibility for the Air New Zealand domestic, trans-Tasman and Pacific Islands airline operations.
  • Mike Flanagan - General Manager Business Performance.
  • Bruce Parton - General Manager Airline Services.
  • Captain David Morgan - General Manager Operations Standards, Safety and Security. David has acted as head of flight operations in recent months and has also had responsibility as B767 Fleet Captain since June 2001.
  • The role of General Manager Regional Airlines remains unfilled at this stage. In the meantime, Murray Page will continue to lead the Regional Airlines team in an acting capacity.

Ventures division (reporting to Group General Manager Ventures, Craig Sinclair)

  • Trevor Hughes - General Manager Air New Zealand Engineering Services (ANZES). Trevor has been operating as the acting head of ANZES and will continue in the permanent position.
  • Mary Horgan - General Manager Airport Services. A highly experienced airline manager, Mary will have accountability for all airports and line maintenance.
  • Stephen Jones - General Manager Business Performance. Stephen comes to Ventures from Corporate Finance where he has been responsible for financial planning and investor relations.
  • Wayne Dodge - General Manager Freedom Air. Wayne continues in this role supported on a day-to-day basis by Michael Young.
  • The role of General Manager Cargo has yet to be filled. In the interim, Murray Gregg will continue to lead the Cargo team in an acting capacity.

NOTE: The content of all Air New Zealand media releases are accurate at the time of issue, as stated at the top of each release. For updates on any changes, please contact Air New Zealand.

Air New Zealand is proud to be a member of Star Alliance. The Star Alliance network was established in 1997 as the first truly global airline alliance to offer worldwide reach, recognition and seamless service to the international traveller. Its acceptance by the market has been recognised by numerous awards, including the Air Transport World Market Leadership Award, Best Airline Alliance by both Business Traveller Magazine and Skytrax. The member airlines are: Adria Airways, Air Canada, Air China, Air New Zealand, ANA, Asiana Airlines, Austrian, Blue1, bmi, Continental Airlines, Croatia Airlines, EGYPTAIR, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, Shanghai Airlines, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, Spanair, SWISS, TAP Portugal, Turkish Airlines, THAI, United and US Airways. Aegean Airlines, Air India, Brussels Airlines and TAM have been announced as future members. Overall, the Star Alliance network offers 19,500 daily flights to 1,071 airports in 171 countries.

For more information about Air New Zealand visit www.airnewzealand.com and for more information about Star Alliance visit www.staralliance.com.