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Will Jayne Hrdlicka be the new CEO of a reborn Virgin Australia?

Old 1st May 2020, 05:48
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Will Jayne Hrdlicka be the new CEO of a reborn Virgin Australia?

From The Australian a few days ago:

Former Jetstar boss in Virgin mix

Former Jetstar boss Jayne Hrdlicka is believed to be working with Bain Capital on a potential tilt at the collapsed airline Virgin Australia.
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Old 1st May 2020, 06:06
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Itíll be doomed before it starts if thatís the case. Another disgruntled former Qantas exec who was found wanting and moved on.
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As long as sheís finished work in time to pick up the kids from school...
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As long as sheís finished work in time to pick up the kids from school...
And she can get to the shops after work to buy some A2 milk for the kids breakfast.
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Originally Posted by Lord_Lucan View Post
From The Australian a few days ago:

Former Jetstar boss in Virgin mix

Former Jetstar boss Jayne Hrdlicka is believed to be working with Bain Capital on a potential tilt at the collapsed airline Virgin Australia.
I sincerely hope this is "Fake News"!
Otherwise we are totally [email protected]#$&d.........
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Old 1st May 2020, 06:32
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Can only work Weekdays 9-3pm
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She will also implement a policy of 50% of the pilots left must be female, the Chief Pilot must be female and she will insist on flexiworking (for herself) and will not move from Sydney but will phone in where required.
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Originally Posted by wheels_down View Post

Can only work Weekdays 9-3pm
Haha, that's been tried before! Didn't work.
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Originally Posted by Ollie Onion View Post
She will also implement a policy of 50% of the pilots left must be female, the Chief Pilot must be female and she will insist on flexiworking (for herself) and will not move from Sydney but will phone in where required.
Anorher useless specimen of a human being. Overpaid and inept. Leaves a trail of wreckage in her wake. But that seems to be a prerequisite for a CEO’s CV these days.
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Didnít she leave A2 Milk in mysterious circumstances? The company or her line was because they were NZ based and it was to much travel from memory... odd considering she worked for an airline I thought she would have been travelling the network and engaging with teams and key stakeholders in remote locations more than would be expected when you work for a milk company.

Sorry to sound a bit old school but if you want the CEO gig and want the multi million dollar salary extensive travel and time away from home should be an expectation....

In saying, that on a positive note, she seemed to do an ok job at JQ (from an outsiders point of view) and that continual cost focus and lean mentality is a much needed mindset at VA.
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yes definitely
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Her surname worries me.......
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my apologies.....not wearing my specs......I thought that her surname was "hrdlicka".....oh dear....!
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God help you if Bain gets it. They will gut you. Load you with even more debt and then float you to real idiots.
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Her performance at A2 left a very sour taste in the mouth, came in , was forwarded a tranche of shares, lasted 18 months, sold them for about $2 000 000 then said that she couldn't handle the travel so needed to resign. I would have thought that alone would have you blackballed from being a CEO at any company ever again. Here was her official departing statement:

The reality however is that the next 3-5 years will continue to require the CEO being present in our core markets of China and the US and that combined with running a New Zealand company based in Australia required more travel than I had anticipated when I joined the company. The Board and I agreed that this next phase is going to be too difficult to manage alongside my other commitments whilst also managing the health and wellness priorities of my family and me.
Does the Asutralian article actually say she wants to be CEO?
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Any CEO who has an adverse history with multiple employers should ring alarm bells for a company who is looking at a Virgin restructure.

Notice I have not mentioned Jane Hrdlicka in the above sentence.
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Ha ha Ha ha funniest thing I’ have heard for a long time
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Originally Posted by Ollie Onion View Post
She will also implement a policy of 50% of the pilots left must be female
Because you lot weren't doing that before?

https://newsroom.virginaustralia.com...etship-program



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Originally Posted by Blueskymine View Post
It’ll be doomed before it starts if that’s the case. Another disgruntled former Qantas exec who was found wanting and moved on.
No.

The success of the business is not in its ingredients but also the kitchen. Borghetti left a successful business to end up with a basket case business. VA is in a kitchen where the major competitor has everything aligned. The reality is that you need deep pockets, a good recipe and market share to win in the aviation market. Having 35% market share demonstrates that a business will not survive long term, and that was in a market pre COVID!

AN had 50% domestic market share with equipment and capital severely lacking.... It doest matter who is at the helm.
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Serious ethical issues raised on her departure from A2.

When has ethical issues ever been a problem with ASIC, the law or for any business in Australia for that matter?
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