EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Mr Gurney was appointed CEO of the Jetset Travelworld Group and to the Board on 27 August 2012. Mr Gurney will succeed Peter Lacaze on his retirement on 30 September 2012. Mr Gurney has broad commercial and operational experience in the travel and tourism industry, both in Australia and overseas, having held a number of senior roles within Qantas Airways Limited and British Airways. His most recent position was Group Executive Qantas Airlines Commercial where he was responsible for, amongst other things, global sales, marketing, distribution and channel management. Mr Gurney was instrumental in developing and implementing both corporate sales and online strategies resulting in Qantas attaining a market leading position in these segments. He has extensive commercial and operational experience in both outbound and inbound leisure and business travel. Mr Gurney has served on a number of tourism and travel related boards including the Asian-based Tour East Group (a leading business and leisure travel business), Australian Tourism Export Council, Tourism Western Australia and Tourism & Transport Forum Australia.