Qantas appoints Danielle Keighery as corporate affairs chief

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Danielle Keighery as its Qantas' new chief corporate affairs and communications officer.

Qantas has appointed Danielle Keighery as its new chief corporate affairs and communications officer, replacing Andrew McGinnes who stepped down recently.

Keighery was due to take up a new role at Optus as its corporate affairs boss before accepting the position at Qantas.

She has extensive experience including senior roles at Virgin Australia and Crown Resorts.

“Danielle has a wealth of experience leading corporate affairs functions for major organisations in both Australia and overseas,” said Qantas chief executive Vanessa Hudson.

“Danielle also has a deep understanding of aviation, having held a number of senior executive roles at Virgin Australia during more than a decade with the airline … I know she’ll make a valuable contribution to the Qantas Group as part of our leadership team.”