Qantas has made its chief information officer Jamila
Gordon redundant, with responsibility for its technology operations
to fall to an executive brought in by new CEO Alan Joyce.
"As a result of management changes, the chief information
officer will be leaving Qantas," a spokesperson for Australia's
largest airline confirmed this morning, referring to an extensive
restructure announced last week by Joyce, who took up the CEO role
in mid-2008 after leading Qantas subsidiary Jetstar.
Qantas executive manager of corporate services and technology
David Hall, who had come across from Jetstar with Joyce, would now
be responsible for the airline's IT division, they added.
Gordon only joined Qantas in September 2007, after roles at GIO,
Deloitte, Touche and IBM, where she had overseen the IT
transformation and service delivery across 11 countries for a major
However, Gordon's role, which saw her reporting to then-chief financial officer Peter Gregg, was seen as less senior in the airline
than that of her predecessor, Fiona Balfour, who had reported to the CEO during her tenure.
Throughout Gordon's time at the airline, in general it was the CFO who
outlined most of the group's technology strategy and recent moves
to the press, especially in relation to major initiatives such as
outsourcing moves and Qantas' large eQ business systems revamp.
Gregg himself resigned after Joyce was appointed.