Freightways Limited (Freightways) announces the appointment of Andrea Staines to the Board as an Independent Director, with effect from 20 August 2018.
Andrea Staines is a professional director based in Australia. She has 12 years’ governance experience on the Boards of a range of Australian entities, mostly in the transport and retail services sector. Andrea has an undergraduate degree in Economics, and an MBA focused on financial analysis and strategy. Her executive experience was mostly in airlines, including American Airlines in Dallas, and Qantas Group in Sydney. During her last five years at Qantas, she co-launched Australian Airlines (mark II) as Chief Commercial Officer, and became CEO shortly after launch. Earlier roles at Qantas included running Global Revenue Management.
As a non-executive director, Andrea has chaired multiple Board Committees, including Audit & Risk, Remuneration & Nomination, and temporary Committees with a business unit or project focus. Andrea is currently a director of SeaLink Travel (Australia), QIC, UnitingCare Qld, Tourism Australia and NDIA (the Australian National Disability Insurance Scheme Agency).
In welcoming Andrea as a Freightways director, Chairman Sue Sheldon said “Andrea brings to Freightways key strengths in fast moving consumer services and transport, a track record of operational excellence and innovation and a proven strategic focus. Her experience and capabilities complement those of other Freightways directors and will continue the strong focus of the board on sound corporate governance.”
At the company’s Annual Shareholders Meeting on 25 October 2018, shareholders will be asked to elect Andrea Staines to the Board of Freightways Limited.
For further information please contact:
Chief Executive Officer
Ph: (09) 571 9673