Air New Zealand Group Executive
Find out more about our executive management team.
Chief Executive Officer
Christopher Luxon has been Chief Executive Officer since January 2013 having previously held the role of Group General Manager International Airline for almost two years. Prior to joining Air New Zealand, Christopher was President and Chief Executive Officer at Unilever Canada. This was one of several senior leadership roles he held during an 18-year career at the multi-national that saw him work in roles in Europe, North America and Asia/Pacific. Christopher has a Master of Commerce in Business Administration from the University of Canterbury.
Chief People Officer
Jodie King joined Air New Zealand in 2012 as an HR General Manager and member of the HR Leadership Team after 16 years of living and working in the UK. Jodie was appointed Chief People Officer in February 2016. Prior to this she had managed Air New Zealand’s Organisational Effectiveness and Talent, HR Corporate and HR Airports and Sales and Commercial teams.
During her time in London Jodie worked at KPMG in leadership and management consultancy roles across a range of industries, including infrastructure, oil and gas, banking and retail with companies like London Underground, BP, Royal Bank of Scotland and Diageo. Her last role at KPMG saw her as Director of Talent Management across nine European countries. Prior to KPMG she worked for New Zealand Treasury and NZ Dairy Co-operative after graduating from Otago University with an Arts and a Commerce degree.
Chief Sales and Commercial Officer
Cam was appointed as Chief Sales & Commercial Officer in January 2014 and is responsible for generating Air New Zealand’s passenger and cargo revenue, currently a portfolio with a turnover of $5 billion. His responsibilities include revenue management, global pricing, online sales, grabaseat, retail marketing, corporate, distribution, government sales and contact centres. In this role, he leads a team of General Managers with over 1,500 employees in total across his portfolio, based in New Zealand and other international markets, including Australia, North America, Argentina, Singapore, China, Japan, the United Kingdom and Europe. Cam joined Air New Zealand in 2001 and has held a number of senior positions in the airline including Group General Manager New Zealand and Pacific Islands and General Manager Australia. Cam has completed business management programmes at Darden School of Business, Kellogg School of Management - Northwestern University Chicago and the London Business School. Most recently he studied at INSEAD, France where he completed the Advanced Management Programme.
Chief Operations Officer
Bruce has a Bachelor of Business degree from Massey University. He has worked in a variety of businesses, including five years for Coca-Cola in London in the logistics and supplier management field, and three years with Tegel Foods in New Zealand in logistics. He joined Air New Zealand in 1996. His roles have included Group General Manager Australasia, Logistics and Components management at ANZES, General Manager of Operations for the Airline, General Manager of the Pacific Airline (Australia, Pacific Islands and Domestic Jets), and General Manager Domestic Jet (737 Fleet and New Zealand Airports).
Captain David Morgan
Chief Operations Integrity & Standards Officer
David joined Air New Zealand in 1985 after a career in general aviation and subsequently joined the Flight Operations management team in 1996. David has held various senior operational management positions and was appointed to the Executive in 2008. In his current role David is responsible for determining the Flight Operations policy, standards and procedures by which our aircraft are operated, is accountable for both operational and people safety and is responsibility for Air New Zealand’s sustainability programme.
Chief Marketing & Customer Officer
Mike has responsibility for Air New Zealand’s global marketing and its customer experience related functions together with accountability for Corporate Affairs, Government Affairs and Industry Relations, Sponsorship and Community Partnership programmes. Mike was previously General Manager of Marketing and Communications and prior to that General Manager of Communications. He joined Air New Zealand from Fonterra where he held the roles of Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer and Shareholder Communications Manager. Prior to these roles he held senior positions with Television New Zealand and in the print industry. Mike is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and a graduate of Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Programme.
Chief Financial Officer
Rob McDonald started his finance career as a commerce graduate with a large building products company in 1980. He worked overseas before joining Coopers and Lybrand in the corporate advisory and valuation practice in 1985. Rob took up the position of Group Financial Planning Manager at Air New Zealand in 1993 and was appointed Group Treasurer in 1995. In October 2004 Robert was appointed as Chief Financial Officer of Air New Zealand. Rob has a Bachelor of Commerce from Auckland University and in 1999 completed the Program of Management Development at Harvard Business School. He is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, a member of the Institute of Finance Professionals New Zealand Inc. and from 2006 to 2015 was a member of the IATA Financial Committee, appointed as Vice Chairman from 2013 to 2015.
Chief Strategy, Networks & Alliances Officer
Stephen Jones joined Air New Zealand in May 2001. Initially joining as VP, Investor Relations, Stephen has since held the roles of VP, Financial Planning, General Manager Business Performance, General Manager Freedom Air, General Manager Tasman Pacific Airline, General Manager of Air New Zealand's Domestic Airline and General Manager Strategy. Stephen was appointed Chief Strategy, Networks & Alliances Officer for the Air New Zealand Group in January 2013. Stephen has a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Auckland and prior to joining Air New Zealand spent 17 years in the oil and gas exploration and production industry in New Zealand, United States, Canada, Chile, Peru and Australia.
Chief Digital Officer
Avi joined Air New Zealand in January 2016 and leads the airline’s strategy to engage digitally with customers across multiple international markets and enhance the new revenue opportunities that digital brings while driving customer innovation. Avi has held senior leadership positions in some of the most innovative companies globally across a range of industries, including Google, Barnes & Noble, Olive Software and Intuit.
Chief Air Operations & People Safety Officer
John joined Air New Zealand in 1985 and has held many senior leadership positions across the airline. These include General Manager International Operations (Pilots and Airports), General Manager Domestic Airline, General Manager Loyalty & Alliances and General Manager Mount Cook. More recently, John was Group General Manager Airports and led a team of 2,500 airport and lounge employees in more than 50 locations around the world. He has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Canterbury.