Find out more about our executive management team.
Mr Christopher Luxon
Chief Executive Officer
Christopher Luxon was appointed Group General Manager International Airline at Air New Zealand in May 2011 and took over the role of Chief Executive Officer in January 2013. Prior to joining Air New Zealand, he was President and Chief Executive Officer at Unilever Canada. This was one of several senior leadership roles Christopher held during an 18 year career at Unilever where he worked in New Zealand, Australia, Asia, Europe and North America. He is also a Non-Executive Director for Virgin Australia Holdings Limited. Christopher has a Master of Commerce in Business Administration from the University of Canterbury.
Mr Cam Wallace
Chief Sales and Commercial Officer
Appointed to Chief Sales and Commercial Officer in January 2014, Cam is responsible for managing over $4 billion of the group’s passenger and cargo revenue sourced primarily from the New Zealand, Australian, the United States, Chinese, Japanese and European markets. Since joining the airline in 2001, Cam has held a number of senior positions within the organisation and prior to his current role was Group General Manager New Zealand & Pacific Islands where he had accountability for online sales, grabaseat, retail marketing, corporate, distribution, government sales, Holiday stores and call centres. Cam’s recent executive education includes business management programmes at Darden School of Business, Kellogg School of Management - Northwestern University Chicago and the London Business School.
Mr Rob McDonald
Chief Financial Officer
Rob McDonald started his finance career as a commerce graduate with a large building products company in 1980. He worked overseas before joining Coopers and Lybrand in the corporate advisory and valuation practice in 1985. Rob took up the position of Group Financial Planning Manager at Air New Zealand in 1993 and was appointed Group Treasurer in 1995. In October 2004 Robert was appointed as Chief Financial Officer of Air New Zealand. Rob has a Bachelor of Commerce from Auckland University and in 1999 completed the Program of Management Development at Harvard Business School. He is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, a member of the Institute of Finance Professionals New Zealand Inc. and from 2006 to 2015 was a member of the IATA Financial Committee, appointed as Vice Chairman from 2013 to 2015. Rob is also Air New Zealand’s alternate director for the Virgin Australia Board.
Mr Bruce Parton
Chief Operations Officer
Bruce has a Bachelor of Business degree from Massey University. He has worked in a variety of businesses, including five years for Coca-Cola in London in the logistics and supplier management field, and three years with Tegel Foods in New Zealand in logistics. He joined Air New Zealand in 1996. His roles have included Group General Manager Australasia, Logistics and Components management at ANZES, General Manager of Operations for the Airline, General Manager of the Pacific Airline (Australia, Pacific Islands and Domestic Jets), and General Manager Domestic Jet (737 Fleet and New Zealand Airports).
Ms Lorraine Murphy
Chief People Officer
Lorraine joined Air New Zealand as Chief People Officer in 2013. Most recently she was Vice President of Human Resources – International for Campbell Soup Company, providing leadership across key geographic regions such as Asia Pacific, Europe and Latin America. Her extensive international career in human resource leadership also includes senior human resources roles with Lion Nathan Australia, the Australian Gas Light Company, and global chemical company ICI. Lorraine has a Bachelor of Education degree from La Trobe University in Melbourne and an MBA from Monash University in Melbourne.
Captain David Morgan
Chief Flight Operations & Safety Officer
David joined Air New Zealand in 1985 after a career in general aviation and subsequently joined the Flight Operations management team in 1996. David has held various senior operational management positions and was appointed to the Executive in 2008. In his current role David is responsible for determining the Flight Operations policy, standards and procedures by which our aircraft are operated, is accountable for both operational and people safety and is responsibility for Air New Zealand’s sustainability programme.
Mr Mike Tod
Chief Marketing & Customer Officer
Mike has responsibility for Air New Zealand’s global marketing and its customer experience related functions together with accountability for Corporate Affairs, Government Affairs and Industry Relations, Sponsorship and Community Partnership programmes. Mike was previously General Manager of Marketing and Communications and prior to that General Manager of Communications. He joined Air New Zealand from Fonterra where he held the roles of Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer and Shareholder Communications Manager. Prior to these roles he held senior positions with Television New Zealand and in the print industry. Mike is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and a graduate of Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Programme.
Mr Stephen Jones
Chief Strategy, Networks & Alliances Officer
Stephen Jones joined Air New Zealand in May 2001. Initially joining as VP, Investor Relations, Stephen has since held the roles of VP, Financial Planning, General Manager Business Performance, General Manager Freedom Air, General Manager Tasman Pacific Airline, General Manager of Air New Zealand's Domestic Airline and General Manager Strategy. Stephen was appointed Chief Strategy, Networks & Alliances Officer for the Air New Zealand Group in January 2013. Stephen has a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Auckland and prior to joining Air New Zealand spent 17 years in the oil and gas exploration and production industry in New Zealand, United States, Canada, Chile, Peru and Australia.