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Joyce the new CEO of Qantas

Old 27th Jul 2008, 22:50
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Joyce the new CEO of Qantas

Wow, I think I am first with some news for once
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Old 27th Jul 2008, 22:52
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Yeah.

Bad news for Qantas that is..........
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Old 27th Jul 2008, 22:58
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I can't believe it more of the same..
I knew a change was in the wind, but that idiot.

I begin the process of looking for a new job.
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Old 27th Jul 2008, 23:05
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What's the source?
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Old 27th Jul 2008, 23:09
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It's official saw it on SKY news

Don't you think it is again interesting timing of the news. D**on again controls a masterfull stroke by announcing the change to save his tail before he is tarred and Lynched for the latest debarcle ....any thoughts ?????
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Old 27th Jul 2008, 23:11
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news.com.au

QANTAS has named Alan Joyce, the head of its Jetstar offshoot, as chief executive of the airline group.
Mr Joyce becomes chief executive designate from today and will take over when outgoing chief Geoff Dixon steps down after the company's annual general meeting in November.

Qantas (qan.ASX:Quote,News) chairman Leigh Clifford said Mr Joyce was an outstanding executive with wide experience in all facets of the airline industry.

"Alan will assume the role of chief executive designate from today and will also join the board of Qantas with immediate effect,'' he said.

"Geoff and Alan will work together over the next four months to ensure a smooth transition and continuity.''

Mr Dixon will remain available to Qantas on a consulting basis until March 31 next year.

Mr Joyce has been with Qantas since 2000.

He previously worked for the defunct domestic carrier Ansett and Ireland's Aer Lingus in senior management roles.

"Alan is, we believe, the best person to take Qantas forward in what is a very challenging environment,'' Mr Clifford said.

Mr Clifford praised Mr Dixon, who he said had led Qantas through numerous challenges since his appointment as chief executive in 2000.

"Qantas has successfully adapted and responded to the myriad challenges the industry has faced since 2001 and is duly recognised as one of the best managed airlines in the world,'' he added.

Meanwhile, it's been revealed that US authorities ordered airlines to check on-board oxygen cylinders just months before a huge hole was torn in a Qantas jumbo jet in mid-air on Friday, nearly causing a disaster.

Officials said an oxygen back-up cylinder is missing from the aircraft, and have ordered Qantas to inspect all such bottles on its fleet of Boeing 747s.

The Qantas Boeing 747 was flying from Hong Kong to Melbourne on Friday when an explosive bang led to a sudden loss of air pressure in the cabin.

The plane, which had originated in London and was carrying 365 passengers and crew, plunged 6,000 metres before stabilising, then made an emergency landing in the Philippines capital Manila.

An investigator from the Australian Transport Safety Bureau, Neville Blyth, told reporters in Manila yesterday that an oxygen back-up cylinder was missing.

"It is too early to say whether this was the cause of the explosion,'' Mr Blyth said. "But one of the cylinders which provides back-up oxygen is missing.''

He said investigators had ruled out terrorism.

An initial inquiry would take two to three days and a preliminary report on the findings should be released in two to three months.

Qantas shares closed at $3.49 on Friday.
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Old 27th Jul 2008, 23:15
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I wonder what Peter Gregg and John Borghetti are thinking this morning?


Wouldn't be surprised to see a few resume's being updated.
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Old 27th Jul 2008, 23:18
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Out of the frying pan into the fire.

I wonder if Alan knows how to expand the business and improve service rather than continuous cut backs on staff and resources?
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Old 27th Jul 2008, 23:24
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JQ

Who will be the new JQ CEO?
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Old 27th Jul 2008, 23:29
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Excellent for the Jetstar boys. May the legacy of Jetstar continue to live and prosper.
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Old 27th Jul 2008, 23:31
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Change in the wind

An insider close friend of mine (legal section) stated that Joyce has been voted in for a specific reason.

QF is going to be transferred over to LCC model within the next 2 years. They want to make this transition for the mainline fleet within 18 months, and then eventually only have international flights with the QF logo relying heavily on business and 1st class to keep the profit in the market.

Joyce was selected as the best person in the current market to control this transition.

I would suggest a lot of internal movement shortly in the lower and upper management sectors, as Joyce will want to surround himself with yes men and advisers to continue the current smoke and mirror's campaign being ravaged at JQ.
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Old 27th Jul 2008, 23:31
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i thought the board was stupid, now i know. The airline is so far gone that they needed to go outside to get a new CEO and start a fresh. Not good for the future.
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Old 27th Jul 2008, 23:33
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Interesting timing! With all the unwanted press about the 747 in Manila at the moment, interesting they announce this now. Not trying to divert any attention are they??
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Old 27th Jul 2008, 23:37
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Thumbs down Same M.O.

I would suggest a lot of internal movement shortly in the lower and upper management sectors, as Joyce will want to surround himself with yes men and advisers to continue the current smoke and mirror's campaign being ravaged at JQ.
Has a familiar ring to it, just like the GGM ACS (Line Maintenance) at QF engineering!

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Old 27th Jul 2008, 23:38
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Pollution

Geez, What's AJ going to do with the 2500 filthy polluted pilots at QF. What a sad day.
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Old 27th Jul 2008, 23:40
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At least that will secure a resounding NO vote for the LH EBA. Only a fool would accept it in its current form with Joyce getting the nod. We need all the protections that we can get, methinks!
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Old 27th Jul 2008, 23:45
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what can i say. Outstanding decision. Time to give up on that Aussie icon and start looking after number one.
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Old 27th Jul 2008, 23:46
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A No Vote

Don't you think the long Haul union already delivered a low cost cabin crew to the company seems like they might become the norm, I am not sure if a no vote will get a look in ???
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Old 27th Jul 2008, 23:52
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Phuck!Phuck! Phuck!
Joyce is aligned with no one...except Dixon...they are the same height.
There will be some executive resignations in the next few months
Borghetti and Gregg will be pissed off !
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Old 27th Jul 2008, 23:55
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