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Rob Fyfe

Independent director since September 2017

Rob Fyfe is a corporate director. Mr. Fyfe is Chair of Michael Hill International Limited. He has acted as a Special Advisor to the Prime Minister of New Zealand on New Zealand’s COVID-19 response and recovery plan and an honorary advisor to the Asia New Zealand Foundation. Mr. Fyfe is the former Chief Executive Officer of Air New Zealand where he was credited with driving an historic turnaround in the airline’s strategy and culture and maintaining profitability during economic downturns. During his tenure from 2005 to 2012, the airline was named Airline of the Year by Air Transport World, as well as New Zealand’s most attractive employer and most reputable company.

Mr. Fyfe has served as Chair of the Star Alliance Chief Executive Board and as a member of the Board of Governors of the International Air Transport Association. He has been recognized as New Zealand’s Executive of the Year and Airline Chief Executive of the Year for the Asia Pacific region, amongst numerous awards.

Mr. Fyfe holds a bachelor of engineering (mechanical) honours degree and an honorary doctorate of commerce degree from Canterbury University in Christchurch, New Zealand. He is a Distinguished Fellow of Engineering New Zealand. In January 2021, Mr. Fyfe was appointed a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit.