Consolidation at Qantas with head of international to depart

Qantas International CEO Tino La Spina will be leaving his role as the airline continues to manage the fallout of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Responsibilities currently held by La Spina will transfer to Andrew David, CEO of Qantas Domestic.

Qantas Group Alan Joyce said the COVID crisis has forced the company to rethink its business model “at every level” with international flights off the agenda until next year at the earliest.

“It’s increasingly clear that our international flights will be grounded until at least mid-2021, and it will take years for activity to return to what it was before,” he said.

“Under those circumstances, we’ve made the decision to consolidate the domestic and international business units under a single divisional CEO.

“Tino has done a superb job throughout his 14 years at Qantas. He’s a talented executive who brings his trademark enthusiasm to every challenge.

“I know I speak for the rest of the executive team and for the board in thanking him sincerely for the huge contribution he has made, particularly as deputy CFO and then CFO for most of that time.”