The CEO search was always envisaged as taking quite a while. JB's retirement isn't scheduled until the end of next year though he will obviously leave early once a candidate is selected and in place.
At senior management levels though, there'll may be be longer notice periods and the likes of extended non-compete clauses to take account of, so I'd have thought that they'd be trying to get things moving along. It'll be interesting to see whether they shortlist a local.
It is probably more interesting whether they go for airline experience. It was rumoured that Ahmed Fahour had been approached but he has also been approached by QF to see if he would be interested in eventually succeeding AJ. He has great financial (NAB) and logistical (AusPost) experience but no direct airline experience.
It would be reasonable to expect a gardening period/notice period of about 6 months.
If the ownership issue is as live as rumours suggest (and some say it isn't) then a confirmed candidate probably won't happen until this is decided. A new majority owner will want to own this decision and any external hire would want surety that they weren't going to be punted after only a few months in the job for the new owner's preferred CEO.
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