statesman news service
KOLKATA, 13 JUNE: Jet Airways today announced the appointment of Mr Gary Kenneth Toomey as the new CEO, following resignation of Mr Nikos Kardassis from the position early this month.
"Our board has approved the appointment of Mr Gary Kenneth Toomey as the chief executive officer of our company, subject to all requisite government/ regulatory approvals, including security clearance being obtained," Jet Airways said in a filing to the BSE.
Mr Toomey (58), an Australian national, has extensive experience at the highest levels of international, domestic and regional aviation sectors, the filing said.
He has previously served as president and CEO of Air New Zealand Group and as CEO of Airlines PNG in Papua New Guinea during their periods of major expansion, the company said.
Prior to that, he served as deputy CEO, chief financial officer and executive director of Qantas Airways Limited and as CFO of Australian Airlines.