Alan Joyce AC
CEO and Managing Director
Qantas Group

Alan Joyce

Alan Joyce joined the Champions of Change Founding Group in 2010.

He has been Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Qantas since November 2008.

This period has seen Qantas and Jetstar continue to lead the Australian domestic market; the launch of Qantas’ biggest transformation program since privatisation in 1995, the rapid development of Jetstar’s pan-Asian strategy; and the sustained growth of the Qantas Frequent Flyer program.

During this time the Qantas Group has taken delivery of more than 120 new aircraft – over a third of its fleet – and invested in infrastructure, technology and training to achieve record customer satisfaction.

Mr Joyce served as founding Chief Executive Officer of Jetstar for five years from October 2003, establishing its operations in Australia and across Asia. Prior to his appointment at Jetstar, he spent over 15 years in key positions at Qantas, Ansett and Aer Lingus.

Mr Joyce was Chairman of the International Air Transport Association between July 2012 and June 2013.

His current roles in business and the community include:

  • Director of the Business Council of Australia;
  • Member of the Champions of Change Coalition;
  • Ambassador for the Australian Indigenous Education Foundation NSW; and
  • Presiding Officer of the Board of Management for Charles Sturt University’s Assocciate Degree in Policing Practice

Mr Joyce is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering.

He holds a Bachelor of Science in Applied Science (Physics and Mathematics) (Honours) and a Master of Science in Management Science.


Updates from the Founding Group

Champions of Change Founding Group

Alan Joyce is a Member of the Champions of Change Founding Group. The Founding Group was established in 2010 and comprises CEOs, Board Directors, Commonwealth Government Department Secretaries, University and Military leaders. Members of the Founding Group are committed to advance gender equality across their organisations and across the country. They focus on action in the areas of women’s representation in leadership, talent development, accountability and public advocacy.