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Virgin Australia Group Appoints Merren Mcarthur As Chief Executive Officer Of Tigerair Australia

March 22, 2018 Appointments No Comments Email Email

The Virgin Australia Group today announced the appointment of Merren McArthur as Chief Executive Officer
(CEO) of Tigerair Australia, the Group’s wholly owned subsidiary and low cost carrier.Since joining the Group in 2008, Ms McArthur has held a number of key executive positions within the business,
most recently holding the dual role of Group Executive of Virgin Australia Regional Airlines (VARA) and Virgin
Australia Cargo. She will commence in the role of CEO of Tigerair Australia on 7 May 2018.

Mark Davey, currently VARA Head of Flight Operations, has been appointed to the role of VARA Executive
General Manager. Mark has 30 years’ experience in the airline industry, having held executive level positions
across the areas of network, operations and commercial strategy. Group Executive of Virgin Australia Airlines,
Rob Sharp, will assume responsibility for Virgin Australia Cargo.

Virgin Australia Group CEO and Managing Director John Borghetti said: “Merren has a wealth of experience in
leading teams in complex commercial environments, running a customer-focussed business and strengthening
the operational capability of an airline. Merren has done an outstanding job in transforming and strengthening
both the VARA and Cargo businesses and I am confident that she will make an invaluable contribution in this
new role.

“I am also very pleased to appoint Mark Davey to the role of Executive General Manager of VARA, who will be
reporting directly to me. With his extensive experience in the aviation industry and in-depth understanding of the
charter business model, Mark is well-suited for the role and I have no doubt that he will continue the positive
momentum of that business,” Mr Borghetti said.

Merren McArthur Biography

Merren has had more than 20 years’ experience across a broad range of industries and sectors and has held
numerous executive-level roles in legal, strategy, commercial and operational capacities. Merren joined the
Virgin Australia Group as General Counsel in 2008 and in 2011, she was promoted to the role of Group
Executive for Alliances, Network Planning and Revenue Management. In this role, she was responsible for
developing Virgin Australia’s global virtual network strategy, establishing alliances with Air New Zealand, Delta
Air Lines, Etihad Airways and Singapore Airlines to create an international flight network of more than 400
destinations. Following this, she was promoted to the role of Group Executive of Virgin Australia Regional
Airlines in 2013, a regional airline based in Perth whose primary focus is the provision of charter services to the
mining industry. In 2015, she was given the additional responsibility of launching the Group’s first cargo business
and became Group Executive of Virgin Australia Cargo when it launched that year. Prior to joining the Virgin
Australia Group, Merren held executive roles in a variety of industries, including Executive Partner at a national
law firm, Deputy State Solicitor of Western Australia and Chief Advisor for Rio Tinto Iron Ore.

Mark Davey Biography

Mark Davey is a highly qualified aviation executive, with 30 years’ experience. In 1988, Mark commenced his
career as a Pilot and Check Captain at QantasLink before being promoted to the role of Chief Pilot and Manager

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