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Virgin Australia Announces New CEO

Virgin Australia Holdings Limited has announced the appointment of Paul Scurrah as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of the Virgin Australia Group.

Paul has held CEO roles at DP World Australia and Queensland Rail, as well as Executive General Management roles at Aurizon, Flight Centre and Tourism Queensland.

While at DP World Australia, Paul led the business through significant industry change, improved commercial performance, delivered substantial improvements in safety and culture, and increased customer and staff satisfaction to the highest levels in the company’s history.

Scurrah will start his role on March 25th and will join the Virgin Australia Holdings board as an Executive Director on this date. He lives in Brisbane and will divide his time between the operational headquarters in Brisbane and the Group’s corporate headquarters in Sydney.

Current CEO and Managing Director John Borghetti will step down from his role on March 25th 2019. On Mr Borghetti’s time as CEO, Bryan said: “John has been a dedicated and talented CEO and Managing Director for the Virgin Australia Group for the past eight years. He pioneered a major transformation in the aviation industry to reposition the airline as a formidable competitor across all segments of the market.

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