New Zealand’s national carrier has announced that its chief executive Christopher Luxon has resigned and will step down from day-to-day leadership of the airline on 25 September.
Air New Zealand chairman Tony Carter acknowledged Luxon’s contribution during his seven-year tenure at the airline.
“It was on this day seven years ago that Christopher’s appointment to the role of chief executive officer of Air New Zealand was announced,” he said.
“The opportunity to lead New Zealand’s most iconic company will attract many candidates both internationally and within New Zealand.
“The board has commenced an international search and expects to be in a position to announce the appointment of a new chief executive officer in the near future.
“Further, Christopher will be in the role until 25 September, and then he will move to advising and supporting the incoming chairman and new CEO so we have a seamless transition and are set up well for future success.”