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Virgin Australia

Notable People

NamePositionYear Started
Richard Branson
Richard Branson
Founder1968
Robert Thomas
Robert Thomas
Non-Executive Director2006
Dayna Field
Dayna Field
Chief Legal & Risk Officer (since 2017)2007
Mark Vaile
Mark Vaile
Non-Executive Director2008
John Borghetti
John Borghetti
Managing Director, Chief Executive Officer2010
Jane McKeon
Jane McKeon
Group Executive, Government Relations2010
Danielle Keighery
Danielle Keighery
Group Executive, Brand, Marketing & Public Affairs (since 2017)2010
Sam Mostyn
Sam Mostyn
Non-Executive Director2010
Geoff Smith
Geoff Smith
Group Chief Financial Officer (since 2015)2010
Marvin Tan
Marvin Tan
Non-Executive Director (Alternate Director 2014-2016)2014
Elizabeth Bryan
Elizabeth Bryan
Non-Executive Chairman2015
Frank Nang
Frank Nang
Non-Executive Director2016
Ken Dean
Ken Dean
Non-Executive Director2016
Rob Sharp
Rob Sharp
Group Executive, Virgin Australia Airlines2017
Xiang Lan
Xiang Lan
Non-Executive Director2017
Lucinda Gemmell
Lucinda Gemmell
Group Executive, People2017
Warwick Negus
Warwick Negus
Non-Executive Director2017
Kui Zhang
Kui Zhang
Non-Executive Director2018
Mark Chellew
Mark Chellew
Non-Executive Director2018
* Most Senior WA Executive

Past Employees

NamePositionYear StartedYear Ended
Harsh Mohan Non-Executive Director20172018
David Baxby Non-Executive Director20042017
Simon Kelly Project Director (interim role)20162016
Neil Chatfield Non-Executive Director (Non-Executive Chair since 2007)20062015
Ivan Colhoun Consulting Economist20082010

M&A Deals

AnnouncedBidderTargetTransaction TypeTotal Value
30/10/12Virgin AustraliaSkywest AirlinesAcquisition$98.7m>>
10/04/12Virgin AustraliaSkywest AirlinesAsset acquisition$8.0m>>

Biography

In 2000, the Virgin brand entered the Australian aviation market for the first time, bringing real competition in the leisure sector of the market. The new brand Virgin Australia was launched in May 2011.
Biography last updated 14 Sep 2017

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