Air New Zealand has appointed Christopher Luxon as its next
Chairman John Palmer said Luxon would take over from current
chief executive Rob Fyfe at the end of December.
Christchurch-born Luxon is currently acting as group general
manager International Airline, a role he has held since
joining Air New Zealand in May, 2011.
Prior to this he worked for Unilever in North America, Asia
and Australia, his most recent role as president and chief
executive officer of Unilever's Canadian business.
Luxon will take over from Fyfe at the end of December.
Air New Zealand chairman John Palmer said Luxon brings a
strong commercial and customer focus to the company.
"Christopher has world class strategic, commercial,
leadership and stakeholder management capabilities proven
across multiple markets.
"These have been highly evident to the Air New Zealand Board
in the year that he has been with the company and we have
seen him affect positive commercial outcomes in our toughest
Luxon said he felt privileged to be given the opportunity to
further build the airline's commercial success.