Richard Thomson to Join Air New Zealand as Chief Financial Officer

Air New Zealand has appointed Richard Thomson as
Chief Financial Officer.

Mr Thomson, a former employee of Air New Zealand,
has been Chief Financial Officer of publicly listed Metlifecare
for the past three years where he has been closely involved in its
recent acquisition by APVG.


“Richard is an exceptionally well respected
executive, with a proven track record as a listed company CFO and
is regarded as an outstanding leader with in-depth airline
knowledge and experience,” said
Chief Executive Officer, Greg Foran. “He is highly regarded in Air
New Zealand after holding a series of senior commercial and
finance roles between 2004 and 2017. His understanding of the
domestic and international aviation markets will be critical as we
seize the opportunities that will emerge when borders begin to
reopen.”

Mr Thomson holds Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor
of Law (Hons) qualifications from the University of Canterbury and
maintains a license as a private pilot.

He is expected to take up
his appointment with Air New Zealand in early 2021 once he has
completed his contractual obligations with Metlifecare.

The airline’s current Chief Financial Officer,
Jeff McDowall, will undertake a structured transition with Mr
Thomson and as previously announced he will leave the airline
after the completion of the equity raise in the first half of next
year.

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