Vanessa Hudson appointed as the new CEO of Qantas Airways Ltd

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Vanessa Hudson appointed as the new CEO of Qantas Airways Ltd

Vanessa Hudson has been named as the new CEO of Qantas Airways Ltd, becoming the first woman to hold the position in the airline's history.

An Overview of the News

  • Hudson's appointment was announced on May 2, and she will officially take over from outgoing CEO Alan Joyce when he retires in November.

  • Hudson has had an impressive 28-year career at Qantas, during which he has held a number of senior positions, including Chief Customer Officer and Senior Vice President for the Americas and New Zealand.

About Qantas Airways Ltd.

  • Qantas Airways Ltd is the national airline of Australia, founded in 1920, and operates domestic and international flights to more than 85 destinations in 20 countries.

  • The airline's primary hub is at Sydney Airport, with secondary hubs located in Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide airports.

  • Qantas is a founding member of the Oneworld airline alliance and owns a low-cost airline called Jetstar Airways.

  • Qantas has a reputation for being one of the world's safest airlines, which is recognized by several aviation security organisations.


  • It is the sixth largest country in the world by area, with an area of about 7.7 million square kilometres.

  • It has a population of around 25 million, and the capital city is Canberra, while the largest city is Sydney.

  • The official language of Australia is English and the currency is the Australian Dollar.

Government - federal parliamentary constitutional monarchy

Emperor - Charles III

Governor General  - David Hurley

Prime Minister - Anthony Albanese

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