Qantas Chairman Leigh Clifford today announced the appointment of Belinda Hutchinson as a Non-Executive
Director to the Board of Qantas Airways Limited.
The Chairman welcomed Ms Hutchinson by saying that her extensive background on numerous boards and in
financial services would add to the depth of experience currently on the Qantas Board.
“Belinda had a distinguished career in the financial services sector and has served as Chancellor of Sydney
University for the past five years. She has decades of board experience across companies in very dynamic
sectors, including Telstra, Coles Myer, QBE Insurance and AGL Energy,” Mr Clifford said.
Ms Hutchinson said: “It’s truly an honour to be nominated to the Board of such an iconic Australian company. Qantas is now one of the best performing airline groups in the world and I really look forward to making a
contribution to its continued success.”
Ms Hutchinson will sit on the Board from April 2018 ahead of a shareholder vote on her appointment at the
Qantas Annual General Meeting in October 2018.
Mr Clifford also announced William Meaney will step down as a Non-Executive Director after the June 2018
“Bill has been an outstanding member of the Board since joining in 2012, bringing aviation experience and
providing valuable insight during the turnaround of the airline. On behalf of the Qantas Board, I’d like to thank
him sincerely for his commitment and contribution these past six years,” added Mr Clifford.
The full membership of the Qantas Board can be accessed here.
About Belinda Hutchinson AM
Ms Hutchinson has over 30 years’ experience in the financial services sector, working in senior roles at Citibank
and Macquarie Group. She also has extensive board experience across many different sectors. She is currently
Chancellor of the University of Sydney, Chairman of the Future Generation Global Investment Company,
Chairman of Thales Australia and a non-executive director of AGL Energy.
Ms Hutchinson has a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Sydney and is a Fellow of the Institute of
Chartered Accountants in Australia and the Institute of Company Directors.
Ms Hutchinson was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in 2007 for her service to business through
a range of executive roles in the finance sector, and to the development of financial planning and fundraising
initiatives for cultural, medical and social welfare organisations.