How Jetstar has become one of the world's most successful low cost carriers
Gareth Evans was appointed CEO Jetstar Group in November 2017.
Jetstar is the Qantas Group’s low fares airline brand. Headquartered in Melbourne (Australia), the Jetstar Group includes international and domestic operations in Australia and New Zealand. With its partners, the Jetstar Group also includes airlines in Singapore, Japan and Vietnam.
Prior to joining Jetstar, Mr Evans was CEO Qantas International & Freight where he led the successful turnaround of Qantas’ international operations and the arrival of Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner’s into the Qantas fleet. He started this role in March 2015.
Mr Evans was the Chief Financial Officer of the Qantas Group from March 2010 to February 2015. As Chief Financial Officer his portfolio included Finance, Strategy, Treasury, IT, Procurement (including Fleet), Investor Relations, Mergers & Acquisitions and the Group’s Business Transformation Program. In addition, he held various senior financial, commercial and business analytics roles within the Group upon joining in 1999.
Prior to joining the Qantas Group, Mr Evans held a number of corporate finance roles with Caltex Australia and KPMG in Australia and the UK. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.