oneworld Appoints Qantas’ Alan Joyce As Governing Board Chairman

The Governing Board of the oneworld global airline alliance has nominated Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce to serve as its Chairman for the next two years. 

He succeeds Finnair CEO Pekka Vauramo, who is transitioning from the airline to join Finland’s Metso Corporation as its new CEO.  Pekka Vauramo assumed oneworld’s chairmanship in June 2017.

As oneworld Governing Board Chairman, Alan Joyce will chair its Board meetings, oversee alliance governance and work closely with oneworld CEO Rob Gurney and the central alliance team.

Prior to Pekka Vauramo, the position had been filled by CEOs from American Airlines (Gerard Arpey and Tom Horton), British Airways/IAG (Willie Walsh) and Cathay Pacific (Ivan Chu).