Alan has over 37 years experience in the aviation industry, spanning a diverse range of operational, regulatory and strategic management roles. A broad range of experience across the Qantas Group, predominantly in the Engineering structure, however the last five years in a Qantas Group capacity. Some of Alan’s roles in Qantas included the 747 Fleet Manager, Head of the Maintenance Control Centre, Head of the Airline Operations Centre and Head of Engineering.
Alan developed and implemented many major change programs including the transition to the new Australian airworthiness and maintenance regulations. He also implemented and managed the largest transformation program in the $2 billion cost-out program in 2015 (the fuel efficiency program).
Alan led the crisis response team during the Airbus A380 QF 32 engine failure in Singapore, the Icelandic volcanic eruption and the grounding of the Qantas fleet during the industrial dispute in 2011.
In addition to qualifications as a Licenced Aircraft Maintenance Engineer, Alan holds a Bachelor of Technology from Deakin University, a Master of Business and Technology from the University of New South Wales and a Private Pilot’s Licence.
Alan has been the Managing Director of Air Niugini since October 2018 and has been the driver behind the “Higher Altitudes” transformation program.