Air New Zealand Group Executive
Chief Executive Officer
Greg started as Air New Zealand's Chief Executive Officer on 3 February 2020.
Greg joins the airline from Walmart U.S where he was Chief Executive Officer from 2014 to 2019. He was responsible for the strategic direction and performance of the company's 4,600 stores and more than 1 million staff. Last year Walmart U.S. served more than 140 million customers a week and had revenues of $307 billion.
Greg joined Walmart International in 2011 and served in several capacities, including President and Chief Executive Officer of Walmart China. Prior to joining Walmart International he held several senior positions with Woolworths, the leading retailer in Australia and New Zealand.
Greg has attended Advanced Management Programs at Harvard University and the University of Virginia. He also holds a Diploma in Management from the New Zealand Institute of Management.
Chief Financial Officer
Jeff joined the airline in 2000 and in 2018 was appointed Chief Financial Officer. In his role Jeff is responsible for the airline’s finances, strategy, networks and government affairs.
Jeff is an experienced finance executive, having worked in many senior commercial and finance roles within the airline. These include Group General Manager Corporate Finance where he was responsible for Corporate Finance, Treasury, Fleet Strategy and Investor Relations; and Group General Manager Commercial, with responsibility for pricing, revenue management and ancillary revenue.
Prior to joining Air New Zealand, Jeff spent six years as a management consultant with PwC in New Zealand, Singapore and the United States, and three years with Mobil Oil in New Zealand and the United Kingdom.
Jeff has a Bachelor of Commerce and Administration from Victoria University, is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and a certified member of the Institute of Finance Professionals NZ.
Chief People Officer
Nikki Dines has been with Air New Zealand for over 7 years working across a range of leadership and legal counsel roles. Nikki has been involved in supporting or leading many of Air New Zealand's large-scale change projects affecting employees. In her current role as Chief People Officer, Nikki is responsible for developing and executing the airline's people and culture strategy.
Prior to joining Air New Zealand, Nikki worked as an employment lawyer in the United Kingdom and New Zealand for more than 15 years, becoming a Partner at boutique labor law firm, LangtonHudsonButcher.
Nikki has a BA/LLB (Hons) degree from the University of Auckland.
Chief Customer and Sales Officer
Leanne joined the airline in 2004 and was appointed the Chief Customer and Sales Officer in 2020. In this role she oversees the sales, brand, marketing, customer and cargo functions.
During her time with Air New Zealand, Leanne has held a number of senior commercial and sales positions in both Australia and New Zealand. Before joining the Executive team, Leanne was the Group General Manager Airports, and was responsible for more than 1,800 employees and operations across 50 airports internationally.
Leanne holds a Bachelor of Economics and Finance from the University of New South Wales and has studied International Business management at IMD in Switzerland and Marketing at the Australian Institute of Marketing. She is also a graduate of the Company Directors course from the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Chief Operating Officer
Carrie Hurihanganui is the Chief Operating Officer, where she oversees our Pilots, Cabin Crew, Airports, Engineering & Maintenance, Properties & Infrastructure, Supply Chain, Resourcing and Airline Operations teams. She has an abundance of strategic and operational experience having been with the airline 21 years and has held several senior roles including General Manager Offshore Airports, General Manager Customer Experience, and Group General Manager Regional Airlines & Airline Operations.
Carrie left the airline in 2017 to join National Australia Bank (NAB) based in Melbourne as Executive General Manager Customer Experience before returning in 2018 to the Chief Ground Operations role. She has a Bachelor of Business Studies from Massey University and has completed various programmes of study, including INSEAD and Harvard.
Chief Operational Integrity and Safety Officer
David is no stranger to the aviation industry, joining the airline as a pilot in 1985 and later joining the Flight Operations team in 1996. In 2006, David was appointed the Chief Operational Integrity and Safety Officer, taking on the responsibility for determining the Flight Operations policy, standards and procedures by which our aircraft are operated, as well as overseeing the Learning, People Safety and Sustainability functions for the airline.
In this role, David is also accountable for the Aviation Group Security Business Continuity and Emergency Management. He is a current Boeing 787 pilot.
Chief Digital Officer
Jennifer Sepull joined Air New Zealand in 2019 as Chief Digital Officer. Jennifer has more than 25 years of experience working in senior leadership roles at a range of organisations across the retail, consumer products, automotive, tech, healthcare, financial services and manufacturing industries including USAA Financial Services, Kimberly-Clark, Honda Motor Corporation and IBM. She most recently served as CEO and Executive Advisor for JMS Digital Advisory Group, LLC.
Jennifer currently serves as a member of the London Stock Exchange Group's Technical Advisory Board. She is also certified as a Leadership Fellow for the National Board of Director's Association in the United States.
Jennifer has a law degree from Chapman University School of Law in California as well as a Bachelor of Arts in criminal justice from Chapman University. She also attended Cambridge University in England with a focus on international legal and technology business studies and received certification from Harvard University for advanced cybersecurity management.